|The 4 seasons Italian style: most restaurants offering pizza offer the 4 seasons option usually without explanation. I prefer spring, the artichoke quadrant|
|Pretty town, Lake Garda on Lake Garda where we had our 4 seasons pizza|
Years ago, we ate dinner at my then new boss's house with his wife. He had set up background music, a loop of La Primavera over and over. Apparently he didn't have the other 3 seasons but at least it was the best season. L'autunno for instance is sort of boring.
The star of the performance was a beautiful Korean woman, Chee-Yun Kim, a renown violin virtuoso. She was fascinating to watch with her arms flying, waist length hair swinging all around. Threads of something hung to her bow which she tried to clear in the few milliseconds she wasn't playing. I assumed she kept tangling her flying hair in the bow; Steve thought her vigorous playing was shredding the bow. She seemed to collapse from exhaustion at the finish.
Towards the end of spring, there is a transition from the major to the minor chords that are so haunting beautiful. This alone makes La Primavera one of my favorite pieces. Steve prefers L'inverno though not in real life. We recently were offered a chance to go snowshoeing in our escape from winter later in the month. Snowshoeing in the mountains seems like diving right into winter, more winter than we are escaping from. Still mulling that over as it is probably beautiful. I am leaving that up to Steve.
Are all string instrument players right-handed? This is what I pondered during L'autunno. If lefties are 10% of the population , there should have been at least 2 there. My ex-coworkers seemed to have a much larger percentage of lefties, over 50%. Are scientists in general more likely to be left-handed?
And what season is it today. Not winter which is too bad for the planned Ice Festival. Should I start to run today? It has been almost 6 weeks....