I didn’t write about books over the weekend, because I’m still reading the Mozart biography and don’t have much to add to what I’ve said. Only about 200 pages to go.
The best thing about the experience is pausing now and then to watch and listen to a performance of a piece Mr. Swafford so beautifully describes. Yesterday I watched The Marriage of Figaro, which I had never seen, with the book alongside to untangle the twisty plot. What a treat that was.
So as we enter the gift-giving season, I bestow upon you one of the gems I’ve experienced, the Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466, performed by Mitsuko Uchida in Salzburg (Mozart’s hometown), no less. Curl up with a hot cup of tea or cocoa, snuggle under a blanket with your kitty cat, and watch her fingers fly.