Another delivery


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote;

"A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of life."

I believe, this is so that our worldly cares should not obliterate our sense of the beautiful. 

Now that I am old and the arthritis in my wrists means I can not play the piano as I once did, and I now understand, that after giving up my music career to marry and have a family, that I put this love of music and performance aside and have grieved it's loss, without realising it.  So, I am going to make time in my life for the beautiful music, dance, poetry and art that I haven't fully embraced.  Friday is going to be the day I post about these things.  I have no one nearby who shares my love of music, dance, poetry or art, so I will share it here.

Fist up.  I have never really explored the work of those French composers of the 1700's but after finding a video of a reworking of Ramau's work I went looking.

This video is just as good in it's own way and the playing of the orchestra is wonderful. (The whole performance is on You Tube.) The dancer who plays the role of the 'Savauge' is a big man and I find his timing is just slightly "off" but that adds to the effect.  I can see that I am going to have to really explore this genre. 



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I wonder who played the Sauvage when it was first performed...!

Carolyn Foley

I think it was first performed for the French Court so probably one of their musicians.  No one seems to have recorded their names.

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