Wednesday, June 15, 2011
It was a very good year
Howard is buying a plane that was made in 1822. A plane for woodworking, that is.
The year 1822! That thrills me!
That was the year Schubert wrote his "Wanderer" Fantasy.
Beethoven began his Ninth Symphony.
Beethoven also wrote his overture "The Consecration of the House."
And his great sonata Op. 111 which Leonard Pennario used to play but, alas, never recorded that I know of. Does anyone have a bootleg out there of Pennario playing Op. 111? If so please let me know.
We give you Claudio Arrau, an able, if pale, substitute.
Felix Mendelssohn was only 13 when Howard's plane was made but already he was writing great music. In 1822 he wrote his "Magnificat."
It was a noble year, 1822.
May the spirit of that year shine in Howard's woodworking.