I don't know what to say about the events that happened in Paris last night. I have recorded a piece based on la Marseillaise by Franz Liszt. It is not a great performance (there must be better ones on YouTube), but it is sincerely meant as a musical gesture of support for France.
I played this (almost bar by bar) on a version of a historic Pleyel piano.
In an earlier blog entry I wrote about Prayers from inside the Ark, poems by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold. They have inspired some of my music. As there are 27 poems, I have been using two at a time and calling each set Two Prayers from inside the Ark, and writing for different groups of instruments.
I thought I would share one set for solo viola. They are the prayers of the goldfish and the cat. You can either listen to a mp3 version by clicking on the picture, or follow the Soundcloud link.
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