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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Musical Interlude For Spring

(If you must have politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy the music and the images (hat tip to Western Hero):

Here in Northern Virginia this year, spring is even sweeter because of late arrival.


  1. The lovely spring weather does have a downside, however. The pollen count! We're in the red zone here today and for the next several days, so I won't be going outside much. **sigh**

  2. It's definitely spring! This morning, I heard baby birds chirping in the birdhouse on our front porch.

  3. 'Tis spring, sweet spring.
    The bird is on the wing.

    That's odd; I always heard
    The wing was on the bird!

    - Anonymous

  4. _ At Bellingrath Gardens _

    Intoxicated spring
    With lovely flowers crowned
    Forgets they form the bridge
    'Twixt heaven and the ground.

    ~ FreeThinke

  5. An unusually beautiful performance of the Vivaldi. It's often been said among musicians that Vivaldi wrote the same piece at least four hundred times -- meaning that he wrote to formula, never expanded his harmonic vocabulary, and used similar figurations and accompaniment patterns through his work. There's a lot of truth to that, but in The Seasons -- particularly this segment on La primavera (spring) -- a remarkable sensitivity and a good deal of originality in making musical "pictures" comes out wonderfully. The images accompanying this are some of the most beautiful -- and appropriate -- I've ever seen in a music video.

    I'd love to know who the performers were and where they came from, etc.

  6. FT,
    Apparently, only you and I like "highbrow" music.


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