Music, My Diary

Music and cold weather

On Sunday I went to Brugherio to listen to the last concert of this year’s Antiquamodecia season. Baroque music in church; nice I thought the acoustics were good too. Although a longer concert would have been nice because the music was just so beautiful and familiar, the church was very cold so the short programe was fine.

Corelli,Vivaldi,Marcello and Sammartini, a lovely Christmassy concert and a bargain at 5 euros!

the programme
The Church of San Bartolomeo in Brugherio (MB)

Cold and Frosty mornings.

Ivan Generalic
van Generalic. (I don’t know who the copyright belongs to)

My body hates these cold and frosty mornings, it feels stiff and anything but supple! But my eyes don’t. When I look out of the window and see the blackened branches against a lurid sky, I’m reminded of the Yugoslav naifs.My ex loved these paintings so much that I actually painted one for him! Mine was painted against a red sky. We both liked it. Of course it’s easy to copy rather than be creative, shame on me!

Dulmen_hausdulmen_Sonnenaufgang 2015

Music, music, music!

Piazza Rossa! (Actually piazza della Scala)

Oh what a great week music- wise!

Friday evening to  La Scala to see Attila.It was spectacular, a real Scala-style production, pulling out all the stops!  They even had horses on stage and Attila sang seated fearlessly on the back of his charger. I enjoyed everything about it, direction, choir, singing. I’ve made a vow to myself, I really must study Verdi, because, unlike my friends, I don’t really appreciate him. I mean with Wagner it was love at first sight (hearing) and Kurtag just wowed me! But you can’t live in Italy and not love Verdi.

going up!