Tagged: classical music


Heavenly! Charles Avison

After first hearing this thoroughly lovely piece, I was surprised to learn that it was written by Charles Avison, an English composer I’d never heard of.


A Philistine Pondering on the Symphony

It may not be Carnegie Hall in New York City, or Royal Albert Hall in London, or Konzerthaus in Berlin, but for that moment-on that night-it could well have been symphony night at the Vienna State Opera with Mahler himself holding the door and Strauss serving as usher.


It had been a wonderful evening and what I needed now to give it the perfect ending was a bit of the old Ludwig van.