Monday, March 31, 2008

the tube

The Tube
March 2008

My iTunes: Preludio from Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006 by J.S. Bach

I thought I'd take a break from opera posts for the day since I didn't have rehearsal today. I've actually gone the whole day without listening to the music on my ipod, too! Perhaps I'll have a non-opera related picture tomorrow as well since our next performance is on Wednesday.

This was a shot I took in the London underground last summer. I'm not exactly sure which tube station it was in -- my guess would be either Camden Town or somewhere else closer to the city center. I think it shows a picture of the fast-paced life that we live today. But there is hope -- moments of stillness amidst the hectic times. The camera is proof!

This is a gorgeous piece -- I have two different recordings. One is a solo recording, the other is with a full orchestra. Both are beautiful. YouTube has some amazing videos of violinists playing this piece. The speed at which they can move is absolutely unreal!