My dearest all, I'm on holiday, so this week and the next one I'm posting just a few lines. The letter W will be the shortest one of Liederabend's alphabet (in fact, W is the shortest letter in Catalan dicctionary, too, it has just one page), but changing the word or the date wasn't an option (no, not going on holiday wasn't an option either).
On January 19, 2006, the spacecraft New Horizons began its interplanetary travel. A few hours later it surpassed the Moon, three months later, Mars and on February 2007 it reached Jupiter, its first important study point. After making tests and collecting data, it follows its journey to its primary mission, Pluto. It reached that planet on July 2015 after surpassing Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The New Horizons is now 41.5 AU far from the Earth [...]
"The Eichendorff cycle is certainly my most romantic and there is much of you in it." Robert Schumann wrote that to his fiancée Clara Wieck's in May 1840, just after writing in twenty days what would be published as Liederkreis, op. 39 (literally, "Circle of songs"). He had just begun to write Lieder and he would write much more that year 1840, but this cycle is still considered the most romantic by Schumann, even the reference when talking about a romantic song cycle.
Last Saturday was the centenary of Leonard Bernstein. On social networks, we all live in a microcosm and mine is populated by music lovers, music magazines, musicians and promoters, who celebrated the anniversary of the great musician with his works, pictures, anecdotes, a lot of articles Interesting, and lots of joy and love. It was as if everyone were under the influence of his catching energy.