By coincidence, I just got the latest monthly offer from BMG in the mail, and they're selling this year's classical CD grammy winners. Hilary Hahn's CD of the Bach concerti is there, along with her other CDs. I guess I'll just have to go ahead and spend the money on CDs.
Speaking of spending money, I went to a used bookstore on Saturday and bought a large fraction of their books by or about musicians and composers, including books with their letters. I love reading these letters. I get a feeling of immediacy, almost as if I know the letter writer personally. Now I can read some of the correspondence between Wolfgang and Costanze and between Pyotr Ilyich and Mme von Meck. I'm so glad that there are always new things to learn about music.
There are so many aspects of my love of music: playing by myself or with otjers, just for fun or for performance; listening to music, which I do almost every waking minute; listening to recordings; attending performances, when I can afford them; reading about music, musicians, and composers; teaching violin; and I'll probably think of more later.
More entries: March 2004
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