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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy Sospiri op. 70 by Sir Edward Elgar (1837-1934):

[about the above piece, the title of which means "sighs"]


  1. Replies
    1. Bunkerville,
      I deliberatelyl chose "Sighs." What a week politically!

  2. What may want to think of as 'sad," or "too serious," I think of as deeply empathetic with the Human Condition, which makes beautiful worls of art a great comfort to me, personally, –– a sort of compensation for the boorishness , incredible stupidity, tedious vulgarity, and mocking, bullying attitudes dominating the scene today.

    Elgar was one of the last of the great romantics –– right up there with Richard Strauss and Gustave Mahler both of whom I revere.

    While Elgar has secured a place for himself in the pantheon of great composers, I still believe him to be seriously underrated –– as are most of the English composers of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth-centuries.

    Thanks for this, AOW; it's lovely.


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