Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I treated myself to some new music....
We spent the weekend in beautiful Melbourne; visited Docklands and tried some new restaurants. Yesterday, while DMJ was discussing things piscatorial with government, I spent the morning and most of the afternoon strolling, browsing interesting shops and treating myself to some CDs and sheet music.
I visited my favourite haunt, Thomas' Music, established in 1922. They are the classical specialists and the staff there are so helpful. I was looking for the Purcell Quartet in particular and found two; one of Vivaldi's Sonatas for Strings and the other, Arcangelo Corelli's 'La Folia' and other sonatas, both very beautiful.
The third CD I bought from a young man, Alejandro Florez, busking in Bourke St Mall. He plays Spanish guitar and had two others playing with him. He had quite an audience around him, all tapping their feet. It's a bright, bubbly CD that urges one to dance! "Solquemia" means 'The alchemical light energy from the sun that illuminates the path from one's pain into happiness, then ultimately into enlightenment.'
'The Joy of Baroque' contains 44 pieces; works by Bach, Couperin, Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Scarlatti and others. Seems as though today will be filled with music!