As spring kicks into high gear across the Northern Hemisphere, the longing to be out in nature reaches fever pitch. For those stuck in the city at the moment, you can easily transport yourself to a suitably rustic setting with Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” With its indomitable freshness, it’s hard to believe Copland wrote it at the height of WWII. Few pieces exude more American optimism, but the joy Copland captures—a celebration of nature and human possibility—is universal. Photo here is from New York’s #hudsonvalley. Excerpt heard here is from 1945 Suite in classic performance by @orpheuschamberorchestra on @dgclassics (swipe for cover art).
DAY 10 of my #100daysofpractice •
So I didn't practice today. Oops 🤷♂️. Sometimes it's nice to take a day off to reboot anyway. Instead I spent the day with my wonderful boyfriend @dan_noh and going to see the Pittsburgh Symphony! Feeling very inspired by the amazing Augustin Hadelich and the Queen of the flute, Lorna McGhee.