At last, rain… and how fortunate to be where it rains beautifully!
…and I listen to the rain and:
composer:Dmitri Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 49 Largo, molto espressivo
eello: Yo-Yo Ma eonductor:Eugene Ormandy Philadelphia Orchestra label: CBS Masterworks released: 1983
Wishing everyone a lovely Wednesday and for those of us who celebrate the return of NORMAL time… there are only a few more D.S.T. days left!!!! On Sunday we gain back our lost hour! [for more on this, check here: D.S.T. and here: D.S.T. Gone! and here: D.S.T. Gone Tonight! …yes, I’ve got an issue with this shift of time, so I always like to celebrate the return of our stolen hour!]
This is a superb interpretation of Yo-Yo Ma, a fantastic Kabalevsky
Cello Concerto (i do especially love the Sol minor, pieces for cello… wish Massimo one day will be able to play such pieces). Have a lovely raining Sunday :-)love dear Marina, claudine
Time flies!!!! I’m sorry for my belated response, my dear Claudine… too many things to do and very little time. I tried to find a video with Daniil Shafran on cello but couldn’t find, but this recording of Yo-Yo Ma / Ormandy is superb, you are right. I’d love to hear Massimo playing it!!!! A ween later, we are having a rainy Monday!. Much love to you, my dearest friend! 🙂 xx
Much love to you and Oannes… I still hope to be able to see you one day!!! ❤ :-)c
Us too!!!!!! 🙂 xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Rain drops falling onto the sea…certainly a lucky person who hears that sound.
Ah, I agree!! 🙂
A week late, but still a Wednesday … and perfect timing because today is gloomy with a light rain …. and as I listen to the music, it’s a wonderful match.
Ah, glad you enjoyed it, Frank. Our day was somewhat chilly but sunny. Here’s to Autumn rains… 🙂
I’ve got the feeling chilly has a different meaning for us. 😉 … Happy full moon on Friday!
Chilly didn’t last long. It got softer as it turned to South winds. However you’d be surprised as how chilly it can get here sometimes! Happy Monday! 🙂
Beautiful photos, Marina, and I love the rain, but we’re still having summer days here. CA needs the rain though, especially after the fires. Hopefully soon Autumn will feel more like autumn. 🙂 Love and hugs, my friend 💗💦
I hope our clouds flew over to bring you a few drops of rain too! It’s getting colder here so I can say we’re well into Autumn heading towards Winter. Much love to you and hugs! + xxxxxxx 😘🤗😘🤗😘🤗 Oh, and Happy November [where’s 2017 gone?] 😘
It’s finally cooling off here, too, Marina, and we’re getting rain this weekend. Yay! 😊😍😎😘 Happy November to you, as well, and sending lots of love and a zillion hugs your way! 🎈🎉💕💝
I loved this post my dear friend. I love the rain. Thanks for turning me onto some great music – never heard of this composer before. A perfect accompaniment to a rainy day. And DST – don’t even get me started….. let it suffice to say that like you, I also have issues with DST – especially since they extended it a few years ago….. but enough of a hissy-fit or tiff-and-a-huff about that. It’s the weekend; a time of happiness, peace and an opportunity to get away from the stresses of the week. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂
I’m so glad I introduced you to Kabalevsky. Just returned from a mini visit to the countryside and I was happy to be greeted with rain here too! 😉 Today’s the big day. We’re finally getting rid of D.S.T.! 👍 Enjoy and hope you’re having a peaceful and relaxing weekend. 🙂
You’re so lucky you get rid of DST this weekend – here in the US we have to wait another week (a couple of years back they extended it to start earlier and last longer).
A few more days, my friend! 😉 I hear that it is being discussed here in Europe that they get rid of this thing… fingers crossed! 🙂
Glad your rain arrived, we had a wonderful day like summer today! Have a great weekend sweetheart 🙂
It was really nice and with a short sunny interval, the rain has returned! A wonderful weekend to you too!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo
Wow! It looks like it rained a lot on Mt. Olympus. In fact, Mt. Olympus is underwater! I hope you were able to pack all your paints into a spaceship, and temporarily relocate your studio to the moon… 🎨=>🚀=>🌖👽👽👽👽
I like to run outside when it rains and sing “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.” Sometimes I sing the same song when the sun is shining. I like to keep people guessing… 💦😊🌞😊🚿
Better to have them guessing, isn’t it? I do the same!!!!!!! Seems like we both fell into the Magic Potion like Obelix when we were young, huh?!!!! 😉 Then again, it could be the rain talking! ☔︎☁︎ 🙂 🙂 🙂
We recently had a lot of rain ~ Like I didn’t think it would stop! Then yesterday came bright blue skies. Today was a bit darker. Ah, autumn! As for the changing of the clocks, looking forward to gaining an hour ❤
Autumn transitions, yes! Been raining now for 3 days and the sun plays hard to get but after a long dry season, this is very welcome! I love the blue skies after rain. So vibrant and the clouds are usually pretty spectacular. Cheers to the the hour’s return! 😉 xxxxxxxxxxoxoxoxoxox
An hour gained,
An hour lost, and
An animal gone, forever. So
Man in charge is
Focused on his lust, for
What works better
Better for the wallet’s clock
leaves the rest behind in
The leaves of Autumn and
The blossoms of spring.
Yo Yo Ma music was brilliant.
Love you much 😀 xoxoxooooxxxxxooooo
Ah, Resa, heart of a poet… how beautifully said! But what is this about “animal gone”?
I thought you’d enjoy Kabalevsky’ Cello concerto. Yo-Yo Ma expresses perfectly all the colors of this work with his cello. Love and more love and hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoooo
it’s a line about the disappearing species on earth xxoxoxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxo
…dumb me…. thank you sweetie and yes…. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxo
LOL! You not dumb. Poetry is elusive. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
No, me dumb! 😉 xxxxxxxxxxxxxoxoxoxxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxxo
You and I are on opposite sides of the hour Marina but am happy to give it back until Spring – like Persephone! Happy rainy days to you
Awww, how gracious, Laura! Thank you! At least now I’ll be less unhappy in Spring when we change back, as I’ll be giving the hour to you [like Persephone]! 😉 Happy Autumn! 🙂
Lovely music and yes we gain a hour.. The rain has visited us many times already, but in between we had some sunshine too. Have a wonderful autumn, dear Marina xoxo
We had a rather warm and dry October, so this was very welcome. Glad you enjoyed the music, my dearest Francina. A wonderful Autumn to you too and cheers to the hour’s come-back! 😉
So lovely to see the ocean, here in land-locked Colorado! A beautiful autumn to you Marina!
My dearest Colleen, as an artist I know you appreciate this even more. Nature is breathtaking, whatever her moods, but rain has something special. A sweet melancholy maybe, just like this cello concerto. A beautiful Autumn to you too! xxxxx
We in the north-west of Europe are fed up with the rain already 🙂 The music is wonderful though!
That’s understandable. I’m a big fan of Autumn and eventhough we had early signs, it changed mood and October was mainly warm and humid, so this rain was a blessing! Glad you enjoyed the music, Peter. 🙂
We love the rain when we can get it. It is so very seldom I can relate to this post.
Thank you, John! I love the sound of the rain falling, especially in the countryside. I’ll ask the clouds to visit you too! 😉
Thank you. 😀
Lovely music, lovely Greek rain making lots of oil in the olives. Happy Wednesday to you too, Marina.
Thank you, my dear Tish. Yes, September and October rains are essential for olive trees and October was dry this year, so this was a blessing, but you knew that from your trip here!!!! 😉 xx
Yo Yo Ma’s cello concerto No. 12/3… is like listening to the rain on a grey Fall day, at once sad and at once beautiful, but most of all magnificent to hear. Even on a sunny day, one is left wanting to hear his rain.
Thank you for this Marina!
Indeed, my dear Jean-Jacques, sad and beautiful. A musical piece very dear to me. Thank YOU, my friend.
Me too Marina. What can we do to make them leave that hour alone! x
I don’t know Pam, I really don’t know. I try hard every year but… 😉
Maybe we could ignore it and never change our clocks! Call it R.T. [Right Time – the ‘Right Time’ movement] and see who follows! 😉 xxxx