Do not try to listen to Rudolf Serkin play Mendelssohn while you’re at lunch at a noisy restaurant. It only leads to grief.
I am writing what for lack of a better word I call memoirs. I don’t know quite why I started writing them this spring, but I hurry to create the proper mental atmosphere to keep this process going. My writing workshop teacher recommends finding a book that is of the same sort that you … Continue reading Finding my writing guides.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” with Rudolf Serkin at the piano. [link]
Image via Wikipedia My old high school English teacher took it upon herself, for reasons unknown to me, to give me extra reading assignments. I was a book geek, and so was always glad to get suggestions of writers to read, and she did thus start me on a lifelong love of Yeats and some of Henry … Continue reading Music that stays with you: Beethoven and Serkin