Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Music of the Past

I don't know when I first heard it, but I know when I last heard it: just now on PBS, thanks to The New York Philharmonic, live. Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring is for me the rare musical composition that takes my attention, fully. So beautiful, so evocative, I can smell the mildewy rain of the undergrowth in North Carolina. You will too.

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