listening to music

The Opening Chord Revisited

I’ve been blogging now for a little over three years. I sometimes wonder if anyone out there has actually been reading them. To recapitulate, as we’d say in sonata form,…

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Being Thankful

Mental health professionals and spiritual mentors agree – making a list of things for which we are thankful and grateful is a good habit to develop. Even better, read this…

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The More We Perceive…The More We Receive

My mentor Saul Feinberg once said those words in my presence. I nodded in assent, to which he added, “Feel free to use that.” I have and I do. Saul’s…

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I was delighted to hear George Marriner Maull’s “Inside Music” when he discussed how to listen to and enjoy Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the 4th movement. To have the words of the choral Ode to Joy translated and explained (word for word) was enlightening and inspiring as well. And to learn all the intricacies of the music itself was fascinating.

— Inside Music radio listener

 

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