All are my blooms; and all sweet blooms of love. To thee I gave while Spring and Summer sang. —Dante Gabriel Rosetti (couplet quoted at the head of the score to Frederick Delius’ In A Summer Garden) It may not have been quite obvious yet yesterday. But by this morning there was no mistaking it: Our … More In a Summer Garden
Democracy may die in darkness, but a recent Washington Post article proves that the human spirit can emerge triumphant. Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková turned 90 earlier this year—a milestone that was marked by reissues from Warner Classics and Supraphon and a documentary on her life, Zuzana: Music is Life. The Washington Post article detailed how the … More “Bach saved my life…”
A series of projects and distractions have kept me away these past few weeks. But time is opening up to me once more and, mercurial though I am, have returned like an erstwhile lover eager to make up for his prior neglect. Late last month I had the pleasure of hearing a Piano Spheres recital … More Week in Review: Catching Up!