…Such Unfulfillable Longing

“On the page it looked…nothing. The beginning – simple, almost comic. Just a pulse – bassoons and basset horns – like a rusty squeezebox. And then, suddenly – high above it – an oboe, a single note, hanging there unwavering, until a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I’d never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.” from the movie, “Amadeus”

In the movie, the piece that Salieri was describing was Mozart’s, Serenade No. 10 for Winds, ‘Gran Partita’ III – Adagio, which is tonight’s musical offering:

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LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) Wind Ensemble

Photo credit: wwwunsplash.com/@hamann

 

 

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