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Friday 11 December 2009

... and now, for something completely different

I often listen to BBC Radio3 for part of the morning and one of the first pieces of music being played there when I switched the radio on was this splendid music which I haven't heard for a while, so I thought I'd share it here. Enjoy!

"Rhapsody in Blue" - George Gershwin

- in keeping, perhaps, with this music the outside temperature here (in Nairn) at the moment is around -3 degrees C and the area is blanketed in a very heavy ground fog. The mood here right now, as I type this, is somewhat lighter as I'm now listening to J S Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 (BWV 1047); J S Bach is far and away my favourite composer and has been really since I got a huge collection of old '78' records (largely pre-WWII recordings), mainly of his music, when I was 10 or 11 years old - what a wonderful gift to receive!

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