Elgar's Enigma Variations, Op. 36. Mov. IX: Nimrod (Adagio). "Augustus J. Jaeger, Elgar's best friend. An attempt to capture what Elgar saw as Jaeger's noble character, it is also said that this variation depicts a night-time walk the two of them had, during which they discussed the slow movements of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. The first eight bars resemble, and have been said to represent, the beginning of the second movement of Beethoven's Eighth Piano Sonata (Pathetique)."
PASSED: Hosted by Larry Bensky, Radio Proust: "Remembrance of things: Proust reading" Berkeley on November, 14th! Participate in an evening commemorating the 100th anniversary of Proust's Swann's Way. The event will feature William Carter's new translation (Yale University Press), bi-lingual readings by Susan Stone and Lisa Taylor, music that influenced Proust performed by Sarah Cahill, Jerry Kuderna, and Rene Mandel, tea and madeleines. | French Culture