Monthly Archives: June 2010

“Vocalise Fragments”

Albumleaf 19: June 28, 2010 (Bologna) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

“Kim and Rivit”

Albumleaf 18: June 14, 2010 (New York City) A big Happy Birthday to my sister, Kim. In this picture, you see her with her wonderful dog, Rivit. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Three Jefferson Pieces III. “The Rotunda”

Albumleaf 17: June 9, 2010 (New York City) Thomas Jefferson did not live to see The Rotunda at the University of Virginia completed. Originally the University’s library, The Rotunda consists of three floors, the middle containing three elliptical conference rooms, the top the famous dome room, widely considered to be one of America’s greatest indoor […]

Three Jefferson Pieces II. “Monticello”

Albumleaf 16: June 6, 2010 (Farmville) Located just outside Charlottesville, Monticello is Jefferson’s public showplace. Much bigger than Poplar Forest, the house is designed for conversation and study and is filled with whimsical gadgetry. At Monticello, Jefferson is both elegant Enlightenment philosophe and whimsical American inventor. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Papillons, op. 2

Robert Schumann zum 200. Geburtstag! In many a sleepless night I behold a far-away picture, like a goal. –While writing down the Papillons I truly feel a certain independence trying to develop itself. This is, however, the sort of thing that the critics usually reject. –Now the Papillons flutter in the wide, glorious world of […]

D.H. Lawrence Speaks

Our bounder thrummed on the table and hummed something, and asked the q-b if she knew the Rosencavalier. He always appealed to her. She said she did. And ah, he was passionately fond of music, said he. Then he warbled, in a head voice, a bit more. He only knew classical music, said he. And […]