Vivaldi: La Cetra — Górecki: Symphony #3 (Diary 2013-10-27)

Henryk Mikolaj Górecki: Symphony No. 3, op.36 — David Zinman, London Sinfonietta, Dawn Upshaw / Yuri Simonov, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Susan Gritton;
Vivaldi: 12 Concerti op.9, “La Cetra” — Rachel Podger, Holland Baroque Society

Music Dreams

(…) throughout high school I was (day)dreaming about what I wanted / liked / wished to make out of music in my life: I had the idea of becoming a conductor! I mostly kept that for myself, certainly did not mention it to schoolmates — but I have once mentioned it to my violin teacher at high school. He told me to …

Early Encounters with Music

… I listened to all the shallow music that was broadcasted on the radio around 1960 (our radio was an old “steam radio” built into a book shelf). I also distinctly remember that on Sundays the radio always played classical music — typically chamber music, such as music for wind instruments by Mozart — and I hated that music — not because I disliked it, but …