The blog Observations has mostly been about photography, but that was never the intent. As the name implies, it's about my observations on life and stuff. It's just that photography has been a big part of my journey and thus have taken a huge part of the materials I've posted. In the coming posts, I plan to write more about arts and music - both my passion and important parts of my life.
Lately I have been buying and listening to music on vinyl records. Last Christmas Kamilah gave us some vinyl records so that started our journey to the world of vinyl records. Since then I have accumulated as much as 150 used records, maybe more. I'm pretty crazy I know. But I only buy used ones and have been fortunate to find this store in Massachusetts that sells pristine records online. I have also traded some of my CDs and DVDs to make space for my vinyl collection.
The Three Sonatas album by Frederick Delius is one of the first records I bought when I started getting into vinyl records. I've never heard of Delius before. I'm pretty impressed with the songs on the album. I'm sharing Sonata No 2 as I think it's worth listening to. The pops and crackles from the vinyl are added features so please don't take them as a distraction. Think of the pops and crackles as ambers flying up in the air from a small camp fire. Delius in my mind must have been high on absinthe or acid when he wrote this song. The music is psychedelic. The violin intertwines with the piano - streaming down to produce textures that are ineffably sublime. I hope you will enjoy the music as much as I did.
The music is also posted in youtube if you care to visit me there.
Frederick Delius Violin and Piano Concerto Sonata 2 (1924) Wanda Wilkomirska - Violin David Garvey - Piano From the album Delius Three Sonatas for Violin & Piano (1974, Connoisseur Society, Inc. NY) Obviously I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Video Artwork was appropriated from the original album. ) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.