Let’s kick-start the day with Anton Dvorak

Morning light. © Charles Thibo

The night is about to end, you can already see the proverbial silver lining on the horizon. In a few minutes the sun will rise and another day will begin. It will be up to you to make the best of it, but the majestic beginning of Anton Dvorak’s Symphony No. 2 in B flat, Op. 4 is an excellent force multiplier. The first movement is energetic and energizing and by the second movement you are in full swing. Guaranteed or you will get your money back!

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Weeping with the Violin of Julia Fischer

Julia Fischer is my favorite violinist. © Felix Broede
Julia Fischer is my favorite violinist. © Felix Broede

Sadness. The feeling of being deeply hurt. Tragedy. The violin says it with a single, beautiful weeping melody. The violin – Julia Fischer. The piece – Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53. The outlook seems bleak, no hope, only desolation and despair. And yet… sadness can be overcome. Towards the middle of the first movement, there seems to be a spark of light, a ray, a beam. The violin no longer cries or moans, but sings a sweet, consoling, a comforting tune…

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