Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Anne Martindale Williams, cello
Corigliano: Phantasmagoria on "The Ghosts of Versailles” for Orchestra
Elgar: Concerto in E minor for Cello and Orchestra
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major
The energy in the final movement of the Symphony was profound. The music stays with me, even now, the notes are running through my mind...
One man the thinker, observing everything he perceives
quiet, gentle, perplexed yet never impatient.
What is the thinker contemplating --
perhaps meaningful philosophical questions of life,
or cognitive interpretations of sensory perception,
with transcendental mediations of pure thought.
Is it coy expressions of ardent love
or else simply observations of all that is around
stored for future contemplation..
The youth seem curious, new experiences all around;
white as pure as the driven snow surrounds their
senses like seeing for the first time.
If the thinker could interpret, observe in
the wild eyed innocent manner, without preconceived notions
or hard wired interpretations which leap to fill in missing gaps...
That is the equation, can he do it?