July 11 - Diablos in Musicas

For typescript version of above, please refer to July 10.


Up early, getting mid-semester videos in order for the Music Literature class, some for now, others later, the evolving list including:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem: Confutatis and Lacrimosa - as found in Amadeus

Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto: Act III Quartet and Storm - 1982 Jean-Pierre Ponelle version
Il Trovatore - excerpts as found in the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera
La Traviata: Act I Drinking Song - from the film with Teresa Stratas and Placido Domingo

Richard Wagner
Das Rheingold - as used in The New World
Die Walkure: The Ride of the Valkyries - as found in Apocalypse Now
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude - video with score excerpts, conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Gotterdammerung: Finale - Royal Opera House version

Johann Strauss, Jr.
The Beautiful Blue Danube - as used 2001: A Space Odyssey

Georges Bizet
Carmen: Habanera, Torreador Song, and Finale - film with Placido Domingo

Modest Mussorgsky
Night on Bald Mountain - Fantasia version, which is the Rimsky-Korsakov retelling
Pictures at an Exhibition (Ravel orch) - YouTube excerpts, most with Valery Gergiev conducting

Peter Tchaikovsky
Nutcracker Suite - Fantasia version

Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World"): I - a YouTube finding

After this, charge off to school, presenting much of above,

then stopping at the Business Office for the monthly greeting, with Parity funds additionally welcomely on the way.

Return via 4,

680, and

80 to the warmest weather of the month --

102 [later updated to 104] -- thus far (still six [four] degrees to go before beating last month's 107).  Finish Volume 16 ("Riegel to Schusterfleck" --  the all-German bookends...) of The New Grove Dictionary of Music, 1980, as well as other musical endeavors...

In the evening, take a take-out run for some Philadelphia specialties,


homeward for a mini-feast with Harriet, Tisha, and -- occasionally -- Claire...

before another extended bike-and-pool run...

... and then a run at composition and pdf editing:

Psalm 100 and The Decameron-Second Day, pages 7 and 34
San Timoteo Can[yon]tata, page 21