Sunday Music

I found the last week to be pretty exhausting. I even fell into a little blue trap some days ago, but managed to crawl out of the hole. I tried to write a post (about Mr HORVÁTH, I mentioned him in the last book list), but it simply did not come together.
Snow came to Franconia, but it did not stay for long, in the end it was only two days I had to drive through dreamy winter landscapes, no ice thankfully. Now it is back to gray sky, rain and wind. It is astounding how fast the snow vanished and the temperatures went up, basically over night.
I spent the day in bed reading, nodding off, looking out of the window. I did not feel the inclination, or even the urge, to get out. Now I’ll have a quick look at the news, and then I’ll  switch this machine off again.
Today’s Sunday Music is a little dancing music, a foxtrot titled Consolation, performed by the Savoy Hotel Orpheans together with singer Jack PLANT, recorded on the 12th of January 1932, a Tuesday.
I hope you like the music, may we all have a peaceful week – especially the British among my venerated readers, there may be a little disturbance at the parliament this week.

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Sunday Music

It’s gray outside – isn’t it remarkable how many variations of this non-colour are possible ? The wind seems to be pretty strong, the windmill I see in the distance is well on duty.
WordPress switched to a new editor that works with “blocks”, I’m not thrilled. I especially dislike that it is difficult to get a justified text. They still offer the “classic” editor, but one has to search for it. In the end I have to use the non-visual editor and copy in the “<p>”-code – more work, more possible mistakes, newer does not necessarily mean better. Enough of this silly blather that makes me sound like an old geezer. The good thing is that it comes with a “drop cap”, a large initial letter.

Let’s listen to a little song, a real European Gassenhauer, a tune very popular in the Early Modern Age. It was known by different names, most common Ballo Di Mantova I think. Here in a variation known as Fuggi Fuggi Fuggi.
This was recorded as part of the Fifth Festival Internazionale Corde d’Autunno 2015. We hear singer Renata FUSCO (It.), lutenist Massimo LONARDI (It.), the guitarists Matteo MELA and Lorenzo MICHELI, who perform as duo. I hope you like the music, may we all have an easy week before us.