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Jasmine Reese

Random Thoughts for the Day

November 20, 2007 at 4:07 PM

"If music be the food of love, play on..." Duke Orsino in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

Music is the motivation, fertilizer, or bread for many emotions. I am not in love, yet. Well, I love God, my mom, and brother and others, but I mean in love with a boy. I guess the music that would fuel the most pain, aggravation, provocation, butterflies and whatever else is associated with falling in love would be Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. This is a highly romantic concerto with its wide-spanning rhythmic feelings and tonal colors.

I want Tchaik to be played at my wedding. I also associate marriage with death, so I would like to have the Tchaik played at my funeral. :) (Gosh, just kidding; do not have a heart attack.)

From Tom Holzman
Posted on November 20, 2007 at 4:50 PM
I think the Canzonetta is perfect for a funeral. I play it every year in the place where we scattered my mother's ashes. So, your instinct is good on that one.
From Mara Gerety
Posted on November 21, 2007 at 1:40 AM
Given the circumstances in which it was composed, your intuition that the Tchaikovsky is perfect for falling in love is spot-on....only in Tchaikovsky's case it was doomed to be unrequited. Poor guy...

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