Saturday, April 12, 2008

September 12 - Con Fuoco Around

Back to Napa's Dry Creek Canyon today, walking as far as the crossing of the non-dry creek, about half-way up, with views up to the fire-recovering ridges,

then by car up to Oakville Grade, careening back down into the beautiful mid-section of the Napa Valley,

a cruise

through re-touristed Yountville,

knifing east towards the cliffs of Stag's Leap,

which look great at any distance, and thence home.

Lots of listening today: Bela Bartok Viola Concerto (sorta); Richard Rodney Bennett Concerto for Stan Getz; Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto; some of Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and No. 12; G.F. Handel Concerti Grossi Op. 3; F.J. Haydn Symphony No. 50, 60 ("Il distratto"), 70, 87, 89, and 90; Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish"), and Calm Seas and Prosperous Voyage and Roy Blas Overtures; W.A. Mozart wind concertos (flute, oboe, clarinet, the four horns); Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 and Peter and the Wolf; Igor Stravinsky Violin Concerto; and Michael Torke Saxophone Concerto.

Is that even possible?

Writing up Muddy Waters et al, and F.J. Haydn (what a combination...) at before and after, as well as recording 24 Preludes and Fugues: 10a Prelude ("Autumn Leaves") on GarageBand with Grand Piano and Boscobel Blips fading in and out, panning left and right.

Prepare for publication through page five of the Triple Fugato of Vengeance section of Act V, Scene 1 Mice and Men.