Now for Something Old; there never seems to be a shortage of pieces for this part of the segment. I'm playing something almost every week or two lately so it's really opening my ears to lots of different parts of classical music. I'm not a very big classical nerd so I don't know even half the repertoire that many of my friends do.. but that's ok because it means that when I get to play an SSO program I'm often discovering new things. This week I'm super excited to be part of an all Arvo Pärt program. Pärt is an Estonian composer born in 1935 (remember when I featured his Berliner Messe on the blog?). I find his music to be really beautiful and meaningful; this piece is called "Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten". I can't wait to play it this week!
Most people on YouTube have chosen to back the audio with images of cemeteries etc, but here is one of space and I think it's quite fitting. I don't really mind either way though so if you want the black and white tombstone experience: