The Balance of All Things
Just as nature is said to abhor a vacuum, so I believe that the universe needs balance across its vast spaces. I recognize that this is a very seventeenth-century concept, complete with a soundtrack by Old Bach. Yet I find this a comforting thought, especially when I am confronted by the continuing dissolution of culture and mores within the traditional press, as evidenced by the wall-to-wall coverage of Mlles. Hilton, Lohan, and Ritchie.Today, balance has been restored. While catching up on posts on some of my favorite sites, I happened on a link to Kenneth Wood’s blog. Scroll down and read his thoughts on Mendelssohn, and see if you – like me – didn’t find yourself searching your own musical soul.I think I will spend the afternoon listening to “Elijah.”
KW Conducts Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 and Overture “Die Schone Melusine” with the Oregon East Symphony on November 5th, 2006. Details on the OES website.