Yo-Yo Ma on learning J.S. Bach’s Prelude (from Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello): …it’s actually not painful to learn something if you do it incrementally. Source: Yo-Yo Ma: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR
They are often beloved classics, or works of pure genius. And you never, ever need to hear them again. They are the songs that must be retired. Source: Encore Episode: Hallelujah! The Songs We Should Retire : All Songs Considered … Continue reading “The Songs We Should Retire : All Songs Considered : NPR” →
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A follow-up to yesterday’s heavy post; Keep Forgiving is the concluding track for the album. It’s an encouraging poem full of real-world stories we can all relate to with a repetitive, encouraging message and reminder to choose forgiveness. Keep forgiving as … Continue reading “Keep Forgiving” →
This track, The Dark Night of the Soul, is the hardest one on the album to listen to. So raw. So intense. So real.
The Icelandic composer is joined by two “ghost” pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk. Source: Ólafur Arnalds: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR