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Saturday, 9 May 2009
CLAIR DE LUNE
“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” - Vincent Van Gogh
As I look out of the window over the dark garden, the clouds covering the sky part just for a few moments and the silvery moonlight illuminates the dark foliage. What more perfect music to describe that flicker of silvery light than Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”? Here is it is in Leopold Stokowski’s transcription for orchestra, played by the Philadelphia Orchestra and conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923-) in the Minato-Mirai Hall, Yokohama, Japan, in May, 1999.
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
I sometimes get the impression that I am on a soapbox delivering a monologue, so your comments are welcome.