August 25 - Hot and Cold and Hot
Harriet home in the early morn, and we are up for some time. After a rest, do pdf of Missa California: II. Gloria (page 4) and detailed edit re Triple Concerto for Bassoon, Contrabassoon, and Harp: III (18). H heads for the third Mozart, as time is spent becoming familiar with the
Sony Cyber-shot 7.2 megapixels (2004, generously donated to Goat Hall by John McGrew), which, while not exactly current, does have
zoom (yes, fairly distressed trellis) and
reasonably crisp pictures (not to mention distressed digits)... aspects seemingly lacking in the
Also spend some time learning about DPI re digital (not as in above usage) and print, and am duly enlightened.
Bike to the
pool/spa in the late after,
again checking out the telephoto, etc. Return to compose pages 5 and 6 of The Decameron - Second Day: Novel IV - Landolfo Ruffolo Turns Corsair and Is Shipwrecked (so far, referencing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade: I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship), additionally discovering and taking in (after having been aware of it for the last 45 years or so)
Scott of the Antarctic (1948), featuring music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, much of which was incorporated into the composer's Symphony No. 7 ("Sinfonia Antartica") [Italian!] five years later, i.e. 1953. Intriguing to note when tone is incorporated, and when not -- and certainly a moving experience. Also discover at least the last movement of Andrew Previn's classic recording of the latter
(superscriptions spoken -- however not in the encountered YouTube video here -- by Ralph Richardson, with Heather Harper as soloist).
Another late night, upon Harriet's return.