Music is such an integral part of my life, I make a point to listen every day. When I wake up in the morning, on my commute, while I’m working, at the end of the day when I’m loading the dishwasher.… (more)
I’ve been listening to a lot of Brahms lately. A lot. For five and a half months, I’ve been listening to almost nothing but Brahms, endlessly drawn to his warm and wistful melodies from the early Piano Sonatas to the late Clarinet Quintet.… (more)
Let’s begin at the beginning.
My earliest memories of classical music aren’t particular extraordinary: a foggy recollection of watching a shadow puppet play set to Stravinsky’s The Firebird; a 4th of July concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture; family cassette tapes of Pachelbel’s Canon in D and John Williams’s score to Raiders of the Lost Ark.… (more)