the NNPP re-boot - the SPP
by, Feb-21-2012 at 21:03 (741 Views)
Ok, it didn't work well the last time: I declared a "no-purchasing project" was underway, and within a week I'd bought probably 36 hours of music.
Now, I'm going to enact the "Slow Purchasing Project," as I think it's a more manageable goal.
Anyway, I am feeling overwhelmed and grateful just now for the amount of music that there is... and, to be frank, that I have. I know the Naxos site is up and I ought to take advantage of a source like that, but it just doesn't have the visceral appeal to me that ownership does. Totally depraved humanity.
So, lately -
Phenomenal. I'm on an Enescu kick anyway these days - planning to make a thread someday about how underrated he is! My silliness aside, this is a really good opera, from both a musical and a literary point of view.
I think I mentioned this in a blog post last time I listened to it too. My god, it's long enough, I ought to be proud to get through it.
Whenever I listen to it, I think I like the John Passion more than the Matthew Passion. But then when I listen to the Matthew Passion, I'm not so sure.
Didn't really listen to this. It was background music. I don't feel too guilty because Wolf hasn't grabbed me yet. I'll give him more chances, of course. Just sayin'.
That's probably enough....