Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Music Recommendation

For those of you who are addicted to your iPods and are constantly looking for new music, check out Gerald Finzi's "Romance For Strings," which is available on iTunes. Finzi (1901-1956) was a contemporary and confidant of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and like Vaughan Williams often employed traditional English folk melodies in his compositions. "Romance for Strings" was composed in 1928 but not performed for the first time until 1951.

(Photo taken last night from a restaurant on Bleecker St. at 6th Ave., looking uptown to the Empire State Bldg.)

1 comment:

One Wink at a Time said...

I see that you are speaking directly to me so I must respond ;-)
I will put this on my list to download because I think you have great taste. And here is one for you: Into the Ocean by Blue October. The recorded version is awesome but I am fast becoming addicted to the Live Acoustic version as well.
Apples and Oranges as you may imagine... and I'm not referring to the two versions of Into the Ocean, but of your suggestion and mine.