Taking time just to take time ...
A wing and a prayer: the enduring beauty of The Lark Ascending, the 15-minute work was inspired by George Meredith's poem of the same name, written in 1881 ( 1881 back to front)
“You don’t need to read the poem to enjoy the piece, but that very simple concept of a bird flying free, soaring into limitless space, is a profound one that I do feel when I’m playing.” The passages for solo violin allow a freedom and almost improvisatory approach that other violinists also praise.
There is a moment near the end where “the clouds have definitely arrived and crossed in front of the sun”, but she doesn’t find it sorrowful. The freewheeling, merrily singing lark simultaneously reminds us of the joy and possibility of life and, as it flies out of sight, of its transience.
Violinist, Hilary Hahn, on oriental Cherry blossoms. Larks ascending and over and beyond the Bohemian country side.
Serenade to Love and Life in Paris
Ralph Vaughan-Williams, deserving of being one of the best composers in history.
12:40 imo this is the greatest passage of music ever written or heard. Unstoppable emotion.
Crouched over the bench of their sun-drenched workshop at 13 Doncaster Avenue - Kensington- in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Antoine and Linda Lespets tend to the fine particulars of 300- and 400-year-old violins, violas and cellos.
(Antoine Lespets Lespets & Camden Fine Violins )
Three-time Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn is a fan favorite thanks to her barrier-breaking attitude toward classical music and her commitment to sharing her experiences with a global community. After a year-long sabbatical over the 2019–20 concert season, she returned to performing in September 2020. Hilary’s husband is Volker Bertelmann, the German master of prepared-piano known to music fans as Hauschka. Their youngest daughter Nadia is 3 years old and their oldest daughter Zelda is 6 years old in 2021. Czech out this site - hahnandhauschka.com - and Krakow ... their first collaboration