Today was one of those days… But now, even though I’m finally all set to go home, I’m sitting here at my desk reveling in the sounds of a new CD.
I’ve been looking and looking for an old, out-of-print CD of Itzhak Perlman playing Mendelssohn and Prokofiev. It’s one from my short list of all-time favorite CDs, and I finally found a good copy. It arrived today, and right now I can hardly move from my seat as he plays my favorite piece from this CD, the Andante movement of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto #2 in G Minor, Op. 63 – 2. I don’t think there’s ever been a more beautiful piece of music composed, and it has certainly never been better performed.
This is the only piece that the director of my dance academy ever forbade me from choreographing to. The reason? She had already done it, and it was one of her favorites.