Monthly Archives: December 2017

BACH AS AN OPERA COMPOSER

    Felix Mendelsohn studied with Carl Zelter, a composer who founded the Berlin Philharmonic and befriended the great Goethe.  Goethe shared Zelter’s enthusiasm for Johann Sebastian Bach.  The poet likened Bach’s contrapuntal melodies to the thoughts of the Creator … Continue reading

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TO A.K.L.

You are the alchemist of my life, changing all trips, all meals, all plans, transforming what would be quite lonely hours to ones of glad companionship. Even one so quiet can stir the sun rays.    

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