Friday, January 20, 2012


We had a master violinist (my mother actually found him on the subways of New York City) and a concert pianist play Vivaldi at our wedding, although they did Spring instead of Winter (we had a spring wedding). It was breathtaking, as the following is...

I love the build-up in the beginning, leading up to a magnificent crescendo, right at 1:19 (you can see the timer at the bottom by moving your mouse toward the bottom).

It makes your heart want to SING!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Favorite Bach

This piece makes my spirit leap up. If you're not moved by this beautiful, beautiful music, you may need to have your heart checked for activity.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
Harpsichord Concerto in d minor, Wq.23 (1748)

Now listen to it again with the speaker turned up and your eyes closed.