#NaPoWriMo 2017 April 10 – Margin notes from last night’s performance of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (Unvollendete)

Day #10: A portrait, of sorts – Found poetry

My favorite part of any concert is the chaotic beauty of all the musicians warming up their instruments before the start

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” – Campbell

Novalis – Romanticism: making the strange familiar and the familiar strange
Copeland – What to listen for in music
Nabokov – Lectures on Literature

becoming without being
repetitions of crescendos followed by diminuendos
unfinished but complete
the challenge of memory in music
(just when you thought you knew the pattern, it changes)

“Whenever I attempted to sing of love, it turned to pain.
And again, when I tried to sing of pain, it turned to love
Thus were love and pain divided in me.” – Schubert letters

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian and archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and former naval officer.

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