Two Cellos!

I saw a video of the 2Cellos for the first time this past week, and I was really impressed at how they had taken a rather stereotyped classical-music instrument and taken it into another dimension! Continue reading

“Nimrod” – More information!

Carol was digging around the internet (which is her habit when she has questions but no answers), and came up with the reason why the Elgar Enigma Variations performance in yesterdays video was clearly an emotional experience. The following was copied from the WQXR Blog: Continue reading


I was introduced to Classical music very early in my life, but that interest was (not surprisingly) limited to pieces that were easy to relate to. The appeal was simply the melodic simplicity. So much classical music is, to a novice, rather complex and subsequently difficult to understand. I could write quite a few Posts on this topic however, my point is that even if you are not typically a fan of classical music, give yourself the few minutes necessary to listen this video. Continue reading


The Carpenters recorded some lovely songs but, unfortunately, the premature passing of Karen Carpenter ended that musical  journey. They were very creative, and this brief marriage of melody and harmony was (very deliberately) the last track, on side one, of the original vinyl album ,,, which I still have! Enjoy the beautiful harmonies … and the creative lyrics! 🙂 Continue reading