As I've noted previously, I'll be attending Wednesday night an extraordinary event in NYC: British actor Stephen Dillane reading/performing T.S. Eliot's masterpiece "Four Quartets" followed by the Miro Quartet performing a work that inspired them--Beethoven's opus 132. I'm happy to mention Dillane here as I did not in a previous post and someone who is traveling all the way from Utah to catch him in this evening (also Thursday) let me know it! Now that's a fan.
Here's the first part of the key movement of the opus 132, the "Heiliger Dankesang," one of the great pieces of music ever written:
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
'Four Quartets" -- Plus One
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