Saturday, 15 November 2008

Muiderkring

Radio Three Early Music Show on almost lost music from the Dutch Golden Age. Music for voice, strings, organ by Hooft, Huygens, Sweelinck. Notes as pure and intense as the colours in Vermeer's paintings. I was on the way out, but hover, listening, instead. Feel plucked, bowed. Multiple orgasms in the brain. Gorgeous music rising in the air, like mist rising from the dark waters of an Amsterdam canal. Wow.

6 comments:

Dale said...

(o)

Rosie said...

mmm yes

Dave King said...

Actually this music makes me think of Dutch painting.

tamarika said...

I haven't been around blogs for quite awhile, and am so pleased to be back again even if it is only a "pop" in! As usual, I enjoy your sensual and most descriptive writing, Jean, even if it is only to share a love of a musical piece...
Smiles.

Tracker said...

Yes, nice stuff, No orgasms in the brain for me unfortunately, but instead a remembrance of going to "old music" concerts with a friend long time ago.


For what it is worth, the Huygens link needs to go to Constantijn, not his son, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantijn_Huygens

Jean said...

Oops, thank you Tracker! I was in a bit of a rush when I posted this.