Wishing you all a very Blessed Christmas. Hopefully you can enjoy it with God, family, and friends today.
Enjoy a little Handel and Andreas Scholl this last Sunday of Advent.
Kick your weekend off correct.
No better music to listen to on a Sunday. A welcome respite from the autotuned BS pumped across the airwaves these days. Enjoy this gem from Handel’s Messiah:
A little music for your weekend listening pleasure. German composer (later a naturalized subject of Britain) George Frederick Handel composed Zadok the Priest for the coronation of King George II in 1727. It has been sung before the coronation of every British monarch since then. Great Britain has changed much since then, unfortunately trending downwards for the last 50+ years. It could do them a lot of good to look inward to their own past and get some semblance of pride and gratitude for what their ancestors did to build up their great nation, which they are so wastefully throwing away now.
It’s another Friday, so let’s enjoy more fruits from the cultural tree of the West that keeps on giving. Not one of this most popular pieces, but Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major is a real treasure. Enjoy folks.
Referencing Napoleon in my last post inspired me to post Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony. Rumored to be originally dedicated to Napoleon until he made himself emperor, it is a titan of a work and a crowning achievement of Western culture. Here’s Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic, and for a great little additional feature also linked to a breakdown of this with Bernstein explaining in more detail. Truly a great listen.