A Short Prelude

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)