Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven

Carrye Harris Jaunay-Clan, France 1961 A hospital, Texas, 1981 Spring Branch, Texas 2016 I made my way to the hospital elevators, rode down to the main floor in silence. Stopped, went into the gift shop. Glanced through the paperbacks, trailed fingers across book spines, moved on to magazines, past newborn gifts, cut flowers in vases, live plants in ceramic dishes. I stopped at a display of small gift items at the back of the store.

By |2017-01-11T10:54:32+10:00June 2nd, 2016|Classical|8 Comments

Sheep May Safely Graze by JS Bach

Clare Boyd-Macrae Brunswick, Melbourne, April 2015 Bach, more than any other composer I know, makes me feel that everything will come out right in the end. Other composers were tormented souls; Bach seems to be a benign and contented family man with his 20 children, his round face and avuncular wig.

By |2017-05-04T10:10:45+10:00May 5th, 2015|Classical|2 Comments