Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vivaldi, Happy birtday


If you didn't already know, today is Vivaldi's birthday.  A day to definitely celebrate.  At least for me and clasicial music lovers everywhere.  Though I have to say, I'm more than sure that people who would never consider themselves fans of classical music would say that they indeed enjoyed Vivaldi.  And I'm willing to bet that most everyone has heard Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" at least one of them, at one point or another in their lives.

Vivaldi has a way of cutting to the chase, while at the same time embellishing the details of nature and life, details that are both obvious and simple, and therefore, at least in modern times, tend to be overlooked.  One can't help but be moved emotionally, mentally, spiritually.  There is something grounding about his music as well as something that releases one's heart and inner inhibitions.  His music is refined yet raw, raw in the sense that it speaks to the centre of one's being. It is methodical while at the same time fancy free.  Vivaldi's music tugs at the heartstrings of even the manliest bear.

Happy birthday, Vivaldi. Cheers to you.  *clink-clink*




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