I’m surprised by the response to my recent list of books I read for relaxation and comfort. I mean, it wasn’t even my idea–I was just responding to a curious reader! Nevertheless, fellow bloggers from far and wide (starting, naturally, with Our Girl) have chimed in with comments, demurrers, and lists of their own. You can see some of the latter by going here (scroll down), here (ditto), here, and here.
Seeing as how I have the night off and am disinclined to do any gainful work, I thought I’d post a similar list, this one of music to which I turn when my brain and/or heart are stuck on 11 and I feel the urgent need to gear down:
(3) Schubert’s A Major Rondo, D. 951, performed by Artur and Karl Ulrich Schnabel
(4) Copland’s Quiet City, performed by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic
(5) Frank Sinatra and the Hollywood String Quartet, Close to You
(6) The Band, The Band
(8) Chopin’s Barcarolle, Op. 60, performed by Dinu Lipatti
(9) Count Basie and the All-American Rhythm Section, The Kid from Red Bank
How about you, OGIC? And do you remember the first time we listened to Getz/Gilberto together, by the way?