A Third of Beethoven

“So he is no more than a common mortal! Now, he too will tread under foot all the rights of man, indulge only his ambition; now he will think himself superior to all men, become a tyrant!” ~ Ludwig van… Read More ›

Music Interlude

Some days, the news is so terrible that you just want to will it away entirely. On April 18, 1930, BBC radio did just that. Instead of their evening broadcast, they chose to play piano music. Doesn’t that sound pleasant?… Read More ›

Do Life!

As one celebrates the Holy Day of Easter – struggling through an hour or more of church so one can get to Easter Brunch (just kidding) maybe it’s time to pause and give thanks that as you read this, the… Read More ›

By Accident of Birth

“Prince – what you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There have been and still will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.” ~ Ludwig van Beethoven From an account… Read More ›

Weekend Bossa Nova

From Wikipedia…. “Samba de Uma Nota Só” (“One-Note Samba”) is a bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça. The English lyrics were written by Jobim. It was first recorded by João Gilberto in… Read More ›