The Blue Blot

notes, finds & fragments of research

Category Archives: Baroque

The Hour has come ~ Sadness & Madness in Corsican Passion

And there it was again that clear single, soft note of the cornetto: A song of lament, once placed on that list for good reason as it is bursting with Corsican passion; so heartstakingly beautiful that you feel the sorrow, even if you do not understand the language.

December 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Opulence, Opera & Opium ~ The Associative Mind at Work

The associative mind, apparently, can work its way through memories and general knowledge – linking them, crossing continents and centuries, to finally land where the music starts.

October 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Copulating Skeletons on a Roof ~ Rameau’s Rocking Gavotte

This gavotte is hypnotically beautiful, it cheered me up tremendously, and proves that seventeenth century composers were the rockstars of their time.

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christ has risen! ~ Thank Heaven(s) for Bach

I am currently staying in a village of a rather orthodox-protestant character, and, that is – putting it mildly. It is a small village of about five-thousand souls, with (at … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The simplicity of Kindness, Hospitality, and good Claret ~ Mozart’s 36th Symphony

  It would be pretentious to say I don’t like Mozart’s work, there are pieces which are simply amazing, the requiem for instance; and he is undoubtedly one of the … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

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