A Reason To Smile
I'm behind in my reading. I'm glad I've caught up to this writing. We have been watching World War 2 in color recently. This writing reminded me that there is more than the daily current TV news in life. It reminds me of the beauty that I know and have experienced. Thank you two guys, DK
Thank You, for the beautiful start of the day:))
A definite reason to smile
I'm so glad you felt this way about this Mozart Serenade! Back in the late '60s when I was a Smith College music major, and then a graduate student at the Yale School of Music, I was privileged to have the opportunity to perform this piece several times. Each time, I felt like I was living INSIDE the sublimity that was Mozart. I studied Mozart, so I knew all about his reputation/behavior, but I also knew that he was capable, unlike almost every other composer, of inducing the most sublime moments of my life. In fact, when performing this piece, I felt like I was "touching God." It was said of Mozart that he would write the score from top to bottom instruments for a number of measures, then flip to the next page and write all parts from top to bottom for the next few bars. Unlike Beethoven, he almost never crossed out anything. It was said of him that he put the music onto the score "as if he were taking dictation from God." I believe it.
Thank you, gentlemen, for the reminder to focus on our breath now and then, and for the music clip of that sublime Mozart performance. I played the clarinet when I was young and how I wish I could have played to that standard. Alas, now I make music with my church’s handbell choir--lovely I it’s own way, and in our voice choir. Music is so healing. And your messages are also healing.
Beautiful article. Yes, the human voice has the power to create exquisite art. Unfortunate, it can also be a cruel and destructive force. Hopefully your efforts here will inspire the former .
Some beautiful noise to drown out the cacophony of ugliness all around us! ❤️ 🎵
I listened to this twice! It is so beautifully serene. The world is in chaos, so I find joy in the everyday things. Today I was helping my 8 year old granddaughter do an assignment over past tense verbs. When she came to the word cook, she smilingly said “baked”! It was a teachable moment for us both. My lesson was joy and hers was grammar.
THANK you. Reason to smile indeed.
Thank you for this. What a powerful message about breath.
This was literally a treat to listen to classical music. It is really relaxing and peaceful. Thank you.
As a musician, myself, singer, I was so moved by your attention to the idea that breath is everything.
Beautiful classical music gives us a reason to smile. The best alternative to watching news, especially this week. For some events, we are helpless. The selection today keeps us “steady.”
How can such beauty exist at the same time as so much terror and heartache?
Nice to start one’s day listening to these pieces! Thank you!