No two-day blog sabbaticals!
Yeah, so things got a little carried away at the end of this week with work and school, and I take a quick gander at the blog on our way out the door to find that I have been summoned and negligent. Apologies. It won’t happen again. I think I have responded to all blogs, and I am truly joyed to find such interest in gaseous, ANE spells.
Dana and I spoiled ourselves last night and went to a concert. St. Martin in the Fields (a chamber orchestra from England) sent their more select chamber group to go on tour. When we looked at the flier about a month ago I noticed that it was going to be 8 players and they were playing works by Dvorak, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn. My mouth began to salivate as I was envisioning string octets. The Mendelssohn string octet is one of the greatest and most difficult chamber works ever written (he was 16 at the time), and the Shostakovich is a short (2 movement) work that is simply outstanding (if you like that crazy 20th century stuff like I do, and you almost got to play it in college).
So we got to the recital hall at Rollins College (where Mr. Rogers [yes, that one]) attended, and I was elated to find out that my assumptions for rep. were correct. The Dvorak piece was a great, sextet so I didn’t have a chance in guessing that one. The concert was amazing, and oh my gosh! my heart longs to play real chamber music again (enough of this wedding crap). Just thought I’d share.