Saturday, 16 April 2011


“I am playing the violin, that's all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.” - Itzhak Perlman

A busy day today, but also relaxing. The weather was fine, a beautiful sunny day, good for our shopping in Preston this time. There is a fine market there with all sorts of shops, greengrocers, butchers, delicatessens, fishmongers, clothing and shoe stores, supermarkets, cafés and right next to fine strip shopping along High Street.

For Song Saturday today, a beautiful Tchaikovsky piece, the “Sérénade Mélancolique” played on the violin by the incomparable Itzhak Perlman. If you wish to have the pdf score of this piece, it is available for download at this music manuscript wiki-site here.

It is a marvellous piece, is it not?


  1. Hello:
    We are delighted that you are having a quiet and relaxing weekend when, clearly, you have the time to potter around and allow time simply to pass by.

    This morning we should have been at a concert held every Saturday in the Old Music Academy in Budapest. Horror of horrors, all the tickets were sold - something which has not happened before! Your Saturday music interlude has compensated beautifully.

  2. This is one of my favorite Tchaikovsky pieces.Perlman does a magnificent job with every note given its most expressive value...
    Thanks for posting!

  3. It is a marvellous piece, which I had not heard before, Nicholas. It is going to become a favorite from now on. Thanks for the introduction to it...