My thanks to the Pinkagendist for introducing me to a cellist by the name of Hauser. Just watched his version of Albinoni’s Adagio [often paired with the Pachelbel Canon], and the sheer, virtuoso, passion of his playing almost broke my heart.
And, icing on the cake, the conductor is a woman. A first for me. All I can say is “at long last!”
Even if you don’t like classical music, or the cello, please give this video a try because it truly is something special:
I stumbled across this piece on Soundcloud this morning and, although it’s not the kind of music that normally excites me, something about it does intrigue me. I keep waiting for the theme to resolve, to launch into a recognizable melody, to become, but it never does, not completely. And yet…
The closest I can come to describing this music is to compare it to fallen leaves caught up in a gentle breeze. Sometimes they tumble along the ground, and sometimes they take flight, just for a moment. There is no discernable pattern to the movement, and yet it feels natural.
Could I spend hours listening to tracks like this one? Probably not, but I do admire the composer, Johann Johannsson, for being able to create it. In my not so humble opinion, it’s well worth the few minutes it takes to listen to the track.
I’ve recently become an SBS convert so please forgive the proselytizing, but it really does have THE best cooking and travel shows bar none.
‘Classical Destinations’, the program mentioned in the title of this post, is one such travel show, but it has a twist – it takes viewers to locations with strong classical music connotations.
Paul Terracini is the Australia composer/conductor who wrote the theme music for ‘Classical Destinations’. I loved the music so much I went hunting online until I found this video clip. Enjoy this feast for the eyes as well as the ears!
p.s. I’ve added a new category called ‘Music’. I’ll try and gather all the music related posts in the one place.