More on Felix

I’m happy to call your attention to a new blog, My Second Act, especially as the author had the good sense to use one of their first posts to call attention to my post on Mendelssohn- Felix Rocks. 

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.

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American conductor, composer and cellist Kenneth Woods is Principal Conductor of the English Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the Colorado MahlerFest and cellist of the string trio Ensemble Epomeo. He records for the Avie, Somm, Nimbus, Signum, MSR and Toccata labels.

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