Saturday, December 13, 2008

Reverie



Tried writing last night while listening to some Robert Schumann. That remains a deceased end -- the writing, not Robert, as he's been a corpse for a good while already -- like everything else, so here's a couple of legitimately talented dudes, Heinrich Neuhaus playing parts one and two of Schumann's Kreisleriana.

13 comments:

Dusty said...

I love classical piano. Thanks Randal. ;)

Bubs said...

That was lovely. And way more highbrow than what I usually fill my head with. Thanks!

Bull said...

I hope for swift and prodigious return of your muse.

Randal Graves said...

dusty, who doesn't love the works of a romantic, syphilitic madman?

bubs, believe me, there's nothing wrong with lowbrow either!

bull, me too, but last I heard, she was off on some raging bender in Tahiti. Dammit.

Hill said...

Fantastic!

Love, love love classical piano.

You did good, you old romantic, syphilitic madman...

:)

susan said...

Is it even possible to be a hopeful cynic? It's quite an obvious contradiction of terms but since I like music too I thought I'd remind you of Yma Sumac whose best days were before film but thankfully not before decent recording technology.

Did I ever mention the woman I overheard at a record store asking a bemused clerk for an original Beethoven symphony where he played with his band?

anita said...

SIMPLY GORGEOUS !!! Who needs sex when you have Schumann???

Never mind.

I have got to get back to my piano playing. I fired my piano teacher a few months ago because he kept wanting to give me back rubs rather than working on my Chopin preludes. I know. It's too weird.

But you know, Randal, I have 50% in common with Schumann. I am Mad (insane, bonkers, off my rocker, cuck-koo, what have you) but at least I haven't syphyllis.

So how do you like THAT logic?

Randal Graves said...

hill, hey, I got shots, I'm all clean now ;-)

susan, I'd like to think I'm that, but the cynic usually wins.

Heh heh, was that before or after he lost his hearing. Everyone loves mad Ludwig.

anita, um, I like me some Schumann, but yikes. Inappropriate perhaps but not weird, you being a groovy mad chick and all that. Dude, I'm like the best drunk typist ever. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Spartacus said...

Wow! That's a beautiful piece. But I'm with Bubs... I feel like I need to wear a tuxedo and eat pate or truffled quail eggs... Can you give me something I can drink a beer and eat an italian hero (hoagie or sub) to? I'm just sayin...

anita said...

Spartacus, Randal needs to post some Billy Joel for you (Vienna?).

Unfortunately I think most of Billy Joel's videos have been embedding disabled.

Yeah, like Billy Joel's gonna suffer financially if somebody posts his videos on their blog.

pissed off patricia said...

I come with only one message to deliver. Damned right the Cowboys kicked the Giants asses!

I shall now be on my way.

Spartacus said...

I agree PoP... I know a good ass-kicking when I see one and the Giants got theirs from dem' Cowboys for sure.

Randal Graves said...

spartacus, classical ain't just for the stuffy shirts. Put on some Mahler and eat your hoagie. ;-)

anita, like I'd ever post a Billy Joel video here anyway. Unless I did a clash of the titans, Joel vs. Manilow!

POP, doesn't take away from the fact that Owens is a fucking tool.

spartacus, all I've got to say is go Eagles in week 17.