Monthly Archives: October 2010

Haydn’s Symphony #94

I chose Franz Joseph Haydn’s Surprise Symphony (1791, London) because it is exactly as the title alludes to, surprising. It is not boring and incorporates all the elements of a symphony that make it appealing to the common man. It … Continue reading

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Vanitas – Live for the Moment!

I love the theme of Vanitas still life paintings!  Live life to the fullest every day because it will not last!  I especially like the painting by David Bailly (1584-1657) entitled Self-Portrait with Vanitas Symbols.  Bailly painted this in 1651 just six … Continue reading

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