Sunday Music

Sunday Music

The last week simply was : Sleeping, driving, writing applications, repeat. Sorry for the no-news.
I’m back from Suebia (again), look for a niece piece of music (again), and today opted for the “easy way out”, for an “evergreen” : Monsieur TRENET (Ger., Eng.) with La Mer (Ger., Eng.) – what else ?
For the more adventurous among my venerated readers, here is a jazzy version by Django REINHARDT.
I hope you enjoy the music. May we all have a relaxed week that is good to us.

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Sunday Music

Sunday Music

I am back at my appartement. On Frayday I headed out down South to Suebia, this early evening I returned. There could be something said about the state of the German railroad, but I refrain from singing such an old song.
I have not yet read the news, and I wonder if I should at all. As I understand there is a certain idiot at work deleting singlehandedly the former order of the world. What is clear so far is only that there is a time “before the little fuehrer”, and a time “after the little fuehrer”, and in between it’s just turmoil.
So why bother with this ? It is a silly operetta, nothing else. In the best case it is ham acting through a farce, in the worst case it is nihilism at work. But I fear the results of this unworthy nonsense will stay, even when the ham actor himself is jailed for treason. Do not laugh, it is a not too outwordly possibility after all.
I would like escape it all & spend a summer night – or some nights – on Gotland * (Ger., Eng.): This Sunday Music is a 1960 title by the American trumpeter Ernie ENGLUND (Sv.) (1928-2001), titled Gotländsk Sommarnatt, Summernight in Gotland. It seems to have been his only “hit”.
I hope you like the music, may the coming week be relaxed for all of us.

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* Gotland is btw one of the northernmost wine making areas, since 2000 (article).

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Sunday Music

Sunday Music, Monday Edition

It’s hot, and will stay hot at over 30° C for the coming days, as it was over the last days. Thankfully the nights still do become cooler, it is not full summer yet. But if this is an omen, then we’ll see a really hot few months ahead. Something definitely changed over the last years. Nowadays varieties of wine can be grown here in Franconia that would have been impossible to cultivate fifteen or twenty years ago, namely different Burgundys and Merlot. Riesling on the other hand becomes difficult, the grapes are too delicate simply because their skin is too thin. Sylvaner is more robust, thankfully it is in no danger. The wine growers are presently working full power because the vines are too full, there is a danger of dew imminent if the grapes are not aired enough. Water control, water management, and irrigation are the important future tasks. As Hunter Stockton Thompson once remarked, drugs should come in the best available quality.
This Sunday Music on a Monday is a nocturne (number 183) composed by Mikalojus Konstantinas ČIURLIONIS (Ger., Eng.) (1875-1911), in the piano version performed by Aleksandra JUOZAPÈNAITÈ-EESMAA (Et., about). If you are interested and a bit curious, listen to a version performed by Atlieka Lina ŽILINSKAITÈ (about whom I sadly could not find more information) on an instrument I do not know here.
I hope you enjoy the music, and find it not too melancholic. May the week be good to all of us. And the vine.

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Sunday Music

Sunday Music

Nothing happened. I slept, sneezed, and slept again, and the week is over. Mago van Winkle ? Shouldn’t have went into the Ephesus Grill, a real speluncula
I did nothing spectacular, I just read. And since I have finished the biography of LESSING (the one I have mentioned here), the phrase “marching to a different drum” or “marching to his own drum” does reverberate in my head.
So let’s listen to drums this Sunday.
It is a performance of members of the group KODŌ (Ger., Eng.), they play taiko drums (Ger., Eng.). I hope you enjoy the music.
About LESSING I’ll write sometime this week. Now let’s bang on :

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