May 4 - The Shostakovich Affair
In listening to the Dmitri Shostakovich collection in the computer, realize that Symphony No. 2, 3, 4, 7, 12, 13, and 14 have never made it from tapes to digital, so acquire copies of same -- as finely recorded by Mstislav Rostropovich in 1997. Spend a fair amount of time importing and organizing, as the background to pdf Duo Sonata No. 2 (page 2), also beginning The Decameron: First Day - Novel IX: "The Censure of a Gascon Lady Converts the King of Cyprus from a Churlish to an Honourable Temper" (troped on Samuel Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra) and Psalm 95 "O Come, Let Us Sing"(after Mendelssohn's analogous endeavor). Considerable other MacBook work as well, on a day (still slightly cool, but warming up) home with Harriet.