I like Tchaikovsky

Sorry for the sparse/short entries recently! I’ve come across so many things I want to write about, but never seem to have the time to actually put together a post. This one’s been waiting unfinished for a while, so I thought I’d share it before this blog becomes totally extinct:

I don’t know where I obtained this record, but last time I was home I decided to put it on and rock out to good ol Pyotr. It’s such an irrelevant album cover, but the music is totally legit. And I’m not gonna lie, I really want that chick’s sweatshirt.

I recently found myself walking under the arches of Royce Hall while listening to the 1812 Overture (not the crazy-dramatic-fireworky ending, but the very beginning, which is hauntingly majestic in contrast). The combination of my surroundings and the music was strangely emotional. I felt like I should have been walking in slow-mo as if in a movie, the scene where the college grad is about to embark on the next great chapter of her life and is surveying her home for the past four years one last time. Very surreal.

Listen to it here.

5 thoughts on “I like Tchaikovsky”

  1. !!! that is my favorite part! have you heard the version where the string parts are sung by the mormon tabernacle choir? it's my favorite version of the piece. i can't find a recording online, but you can hear a clip here: http://www.amazon.com/Tchaikovsky-Symphony-Overture-Essential-Classics/dp/B000069JL5, and i can send it to you when i figure out how to revive my ancient mp3 player. you're right, it's the perfect “i've loved home, but now off into the great unknown” soundtrack.


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