Just in case you missed it: Mercury will be in retrograde from November 1st to November 21st. Keep your temper in check, listen to classical music, and reflect!
Too hard to choose one: Enjoy four hours of this Finnish composer of the Romantic era.
The Strativari played here by the young Hungarian cellist István Várda is one of less than 65 cellos in existence from the legendary instrument-maker.
Wanhall’s music was well respected by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.
In the summer of 1868, Grieg wrote his Piano Concerto in A minor while on holiday in Denmark.
About 1785, Haydn, Dittersdorf, Mozart and Wanhal played string quartets together, Dittersdorf taking first violin, Haydn second violin, Mozart viola, and Wanhal cello.
I know it’s not Holy Week, but this is just too beautiful to wait for half a year or so to post it.
A Bard used to be much more than a mere wordsmith.
Here’s something a bit more contemplative.
Morten Ernst Lassen is best known to us from singing Aragorn’s parts on The Tolkien Ensemble’s CDs An Evening/ A Night/ At Dawn in Rivendell.