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Eleven Months Ago, I was on a Pilgrimage exchanging Christmas Gifts because the towels I asked for (and got!) were extremely soft, but never absorbed water!
It was a 34-degree, sludgy, gray day. My CD player was on the fritz, so I decided to turn into MN Public Radio to see what it was like. The fates had everything arranged: I heard the most beautiful peice I have ever heard in my life. I sat in the parking lot for 15 minutes so I could get some glass slipper to track down this betwixing muse: The Concerto for 2 Pianos, Max Bruch.
I have thought about this piece every month since then for she's the one who reeled me back into classical music. Next to Arrested Development, Season 2, this CD was probably my favorite present this year.
Listen to clips 4-7... It's not the austere, mythical beauty I have lead others to believe.... but it's still wonderful.
P.S. In the last 11 months of listening to MNPR, I have only stopped one other time to hear the name of a piece. It happened 10 days ago and Interestingly enough, it was another Bruch. Perhaps I shall ask for it next Christmas....Posted by steveh at December 26, 2005 11:02 AM | TrackBack