Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mozart In the Morning!

Slightly before sunrise I put on Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, K.622, Concerto for Bassoon, K.191 with Richard Stoltzman and the English Chamber Orchestra.

Why is this important?  Yesterday I was able to hook up my Garrard turntable to my stereo tuner and for the first time in many years be able to play something from my classical collection. 

After moving into my manufactured home a month ago I have been in the process of unpacking and shelving my record albums and books.  With all my albums now accessible and finally having the ability to install my turntable in my entertainment system, I can once again enjoy music reminiscent of my days working at the Denver Symphony Orchestra in the late1980s.

I hope to soon be able to purchase some speakers that will do justice to the quality music I enjoy.  (Just began playing another Mozart favorite: Violin Concerto No. 4, K.218, with Pinchas Zukerman and the Saint Paul Orchestra.)  I cannot tell you how thoroughly satisfying this beginning to the day is!

I hope you can vicariously enjoy this morning with me, imagining the classics wafting through your own memories, if not actually through your own music system!


Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would like to find a turntable...there's something romantic about hearing music on a record player.

Dan Perin said...

Turntables are out there. Vinyl is coming back to real audiophiles. I got mine for $10 a number of years ago, sent it to an accredited Garrard repair service and had it totally reconditioned. Well worth it!