Tag Archives: Beethoven

Classical Flash Mobs

Often when I watch videos of flash mobs, I get moved emotionally. Often I cry. Maybe it’s the fact, however staged, of music overpowering – or at least informing – the mundane. As it should; as should all the arts. ***Note the chorus dispersed among the shoppers in the first one:         […]

A LETTER TO HELP YOUR MEMORY OF A NIGHT WHEN YOU WERE SIX

Tonight the silence that sets thought free would have been too much to bear. So I put on a Beethoven quartet, picking it from the album in the dark, by luck what I wanted, “in the Lydian mode,” “a sacred song of thanks from one made well.” You warned me, when the loud part came, […]