I know I fail at being a blogger of any entertainment, and I have now been shamed after being told that damn it Emily I went to the effort to put your sight on google reader...and I have nothing to read...so I actually have a few real posts in draft but for now...two things that I watch when I wish to be amused!
one History through string quartet!
also this is one of my favorite pieces! I love how they did this...so cool! I mean certainly it looses something because the piece is all about the timbrel changes from horn to strings to wind etc. Supposedly Ravel at this point really didn't hear melody very well and therefore was more interested in exploring the different timbres of the orchestra. This is clearly not achieved in this rendition, but I think a certain level of awesome makes up for it!
Closing the door, leaving the lights on
5 years ago