Category Archive: Music

Silent Eloquence

Looking out over the expanse of neatly arranged chairs, that in a few hours will be teeming with concert-goers, the stark contrast is clear. This anticipatory lull is prelude to a great crescendo… Continue reading

The Piano Lesson

He sits atop the oversized piano bench, feet dangling, sidling off the edge to press the pedals. He, like his Dad before him, craves the music; is intoxicated by the idea that he… Continue reading

The Sound of Silence (Vienna; May 7, 1824)

****************** Suddenly, I’ve stopped tumbling through time. Suddenly, I’m witness to his silent moment of triumph. Suddenly, I see, that he hears only through pulsing stringed vibrations and deafened, thundering applause. Suddenly, I… Continue reading

Villanelle: Maysong

Their song arises to celestial realms bubbling o’er the cliff in coiling curls As hawk’s wings soar and float atop the elms. and top tall branches in the clouds entwined as ring by… Continue reading

On Miracles

๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽต The same old butterflies returned to her stomach and her pulse quickened with uncertainty, as she turned into the familiar road that led to her mountain retreat. Her friends and acquaintances from… Continue reading

Dona Nobis Pacem

๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒพ Whitman, Poet penning poems: War poems Williams, Composer setting words to music: Dona Nobis Pacem. Artistic genius, both united inevitably in performance. I sing through tears, their requiem for fallen Father… Continue reading

Illuminating Irony

Re-enacted religiously since that night, Remembering with sensual clarity the first time: Crystal chandelier ascending; upward, inward, slowly but seemingly inexorably, Stunningly skyward. Grand Tier light extinguished As smaller orbs, in spoke-like formation… Continue reading

Photo Friday: Artificial Light… “Oh, What a Night!”

This week’s Photo Friday challenge prompt is “Artificial Light”. I chose this photo, taken at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, on the evening we went to see Franki Valli in… Continue reading

“Va Pensiero”

Tonight, as music fills this hallowed hall And transfixed patrons breathe and sigh as one, I’m moved to tears: this music from the past Performed across the sea from whence it came. The… Continue reading

Vocal Gold

๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ A singable tune, with words profound Inspired by the Hebrew slaves A fitting tribute locked in time A treasure for the ages, saved. It’s become the anthem for the masses; Downtrodden, yearning… Continue reading

Maestro

I write this poem today, after having attended a concert at Lincoln Center, where Andras Schiff, not only created wonderful artistry at his fingertips doing two Bach Concerti, but also, and surprisingly, almost… Continue reading

“The Rythym of Life”

 

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