Thursday, March 25, 2010


"On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse - bassoons, basset horns, like a rusty squeezebox. 

And then suddenly, high above it - an oboe: a single note hanging there unwavering, until a clarinet took it over - and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! 

This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing the very voice of God"

... taken from Amadeus,
Serenade For Winds K 361, 3rd Movement composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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