What if mermaids wore suspenders?
What if the White Rabbit played an Olympic sport?
What if music could take you on an adventure?
This blog explores creativity and imagination, primarily through books but also with a touch of classical music. When I write about classical music, it’s always from the eyes of a book-lover. I’ve recently discovered that classical music has a lot in common with books, and can, as a result, be really appealing to people like you and me–if you understand it, that is (and I didn’t for years, even as a music major in college!). So that’s one of my goals: to maybe contribute to your very own classical music “aha!” moment.
Anyway, some things you can expect here:
1) Imagining book characters in new situations
2) Pairing songs with classic literature that has a similar theme or story
3) Telling stories to go along with classical music*
And who knows what else.
Hope you enjoy, and thanks for reading!
*As a quick note, I don’t pretend that classical music needs an explicit story to be interesting or compelling. But I do think in many cases hearing stories makes the music easier to understand and enjoy, besides giving it a new and often intriguing interpretation.