Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In Evening Air with Carolyn Enger

It was a fine evening when we left the Ramon Inn. The chamsin of the previous day had abated somewhat, the air was cool and the humidity low, and some stars were visible through what was left of the day's dust storm.

We came home and wound down with our friend Carolyn Enger's new CD, In Evening Air. It is a collection of piano miniatures by Scriabin, Beethoven, and other contemporary composers like Copland, Hanson, and Rorem. It infuses a quiet, contemplative and meditative mood, a musical incense in the air. The inclusion of the modern composers with the classics gives it an edgy brilliance.

I see, in evening air, how slowly dark comes down on what we do.  - Theodore Roethke
 It was a perfect end to a beautiful evening. Thank you, Carolyn.

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