Saturday, June 20, 2015

Intermezzo, for Our Dads and for Charleston

Yes, the "Intermezzo."
Hearing it on the radio today reminded me of my Dad.
From Mascagni's opera that takes place in Sicily, can there be anything more magnificent to offer for all our departed Dads on this Father's Day weekend?
Here's Pietro Mascagni's Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana:

For Charleston, here's an offering from Mozart.
The story, apocryphal or not, is that the despondent genius returned to his room and this sublime sonata emerged from his despair.
Here's praying that, out of the "awful grace of God," something equally divine emerges from Charleston's and our nation's anguish.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor K. 304 (2nd movement):

Happy Father's Day, and God bless our country.