Saturday, March 19, 2016

Camille Saint-Saens

Wow!  In 24 hours I have ordered two spring dresses, slept on the floor of Finn's bedroom in a sleeping bag (he is sick to his stomach), done a thorough tidy and cleaning of our main floor (except Finn's room: see "he is sick," above), shared goldfish crackers with a US Marshal (don't ask!), tidied our basement, and dined with a United States Congressman and his wife at a fundraiser tonight. 

In the midst of all this: Camille Saint-Saens, my newest composer-obsession. Although best known for his "Carnival of the Animals," a piece he apparently did not like, I have been devouring his Piano Concerto No. 2 (for one incarnation, look here).  This is only the tip of the iceberg as far as Saint-Saens is concerned and I am looking forward to many more listening hours.

And please, please, please, let no one else catch Finn's stomach bug.  My poor boy is sick. But tomorrow is a new day!!


  1. Get well soon Finn!

    Thanks for the link Polly, it's now playing in the background while I do some work here at the computer.

  2. Your poor little boy. Hope he's feeling better soon. Bless his heart!

  3. I love Saint-Saens! Such calm music :) We learned how to solve a Rubik's cube from a US Marshal, and then he gave the cube to Caiden--Caiden is convinced a marshal is similar to a spy, so of course he values the gift highly! ;)