First, I haven't blogged in a long, long time. Not that I have an responsibility to. But it's a thematic way to begin the brow-beating.
Second, I have been buying so much music over the past two years or so, and haven't been able to pay much attention to very much of it. Right now I'm listenting to Saint-Saens' Psaume XVIII from the album
literally for the first time. I've
It's been days and days since I recorded my thoughts on any music, so I'll just mention some of the highlights here.
One surprise to me was Saint-Saens' Piano Concerto #4. It's not as famous as #5, but they're both available on a highly-praised edition of Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series, which has also been re-released in the pink series.
Here is the pink series version,
A man named Shayne Barker, writer and director of the future-classic indie film The Comic Book Lady, had a big influence on me when I was an impressionable young man.
Digression: Someone recently said that their favorite classical music labels are the "indie labels," just ratcheting up the pretention. On the one hand we lament that more people donít like classical music, but then we go out of our way to humiliate anyone who approaches it with less than perfect knowledge
Updated May-10-2011 at 01:17 by science
I've just finished listening to the "coffee" cantata, a little delight, especially as I must be numbered among the addicts.
On the whole I've been fairly depressed lately. All kinds of things, but probably not the kinds of things I should reveal online. Anyway, the music has been here for me. Last night, had a bad night in most ways, but then in the middle of it I took the time
Unfortunately I had a lot of work to do today, so wasn't able to do any focused listening, but I did have some good stuff in the background.
Of course I didn't listen to the whole thing; today it was the Orgelbuchlein. That means I'm about half way through the box. I think the Orgelbuchlein may be a little more approachable that some of the other stuff I've heard so far.