Jonathan and I were running errands last week and I had the radio turned to the local NPR station. I love listening to request Fridays, as I’m sure to hear lots of favorite classical pieces. This time was no exception, and before long, a Beethoven symphony started playing. I was humming along, enjoying the familiar melody, when I looked over and saw that Jonathan had a totally blank look on his face.
“J, do you recognize this at all?”
“Can you believe he wrote music like this when he couldn’t hear?”
Dude wouldn’t recognize Beethoven if he hit him over the head with a cello. I have totally failed my kids.
So, in a frantic attempt to make up for lost time, we’ve jumped into a crash course of composer immersion. This week is Bach week. If you live in the area and use the central library, and need anything on Bach for the next month, please go and get it now. There may not be any left in another week or so.
I’m in a panic, people.