Day 51: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Celibidache)

My “office” this morning is the library, one of my favorite places to be. When I was a kid, I loved the library and spent hours there, sitting on the floor beside stacks of books stretching as far as the eye could see, reading. Then, I’d check out a load of books that nearly dwarfed … [Read more…]

Day 35: Symphony No. 6 in A Major (Celibidache)

I’m still sick as a dog. I’m listening to the symphonies, yes. But typing up each blog is a colossal pain in the hoo-hah because my head hurts, my eyes are watering, and I can’t breathe. (Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln. What did you think of the play?) It’s a good thing I’m doing this … [Read more…]

Day 19: Symphony No. 4 in E Flat Major (Celibidache)

My “office” this morning is another favorite local restaurant: Mr. Burger. The food isn’t fancy. It’s just well made, delicious, and hearty. It’s the people that make it worth visiting. Mr. Burger is like the TV show Cheers. Everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came. It’s the ideal spot for… This morning, … [Read more…]

Day 13: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Celibidache)

My “office’ this morning is home. I’ve positioned my desk to face out on the small lake behind our place. It’s a blustery March day, which signals a change in the weather. In this case, the temperature is dropping. But it’s a pretty view nonetheless. This morning, I’m listening to Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 in … [Read more…]