We were having high tea few days ago and there was live classical music.
He asked me
“If you have to pick one Baroque work as your favourite, which one would it be?”
“Vivaldi’s four seasons” I replied without hesitation.
“If you have to pick one season of the 4 which one would it be?”
That took me a few minutes to figure out
“Spring” I replied
“Why is the Spring your favourite?” He asked
Spring (Concerto No. 1 in E Major)
Spring has arrived with joy
Welcomed by the birds with happy songs,
And the brooks, amidst gentle breezes,
Murmur sweetly as they flow.
The sky is caped in black, and
Thunder and lightning herald a storm
When they fall silent, the birds
Take up again their delightful songs.
Largo e pianissimo sempre
And in the pleasant, blossom-filled meadow,
To the gentle murmur of leaves and plants,
The goatherd sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.
To the merry sounds of a rustic bagpipe,
Nymphs and shepherds dance in their beloved spot
When Spring appears in splendour.
I explained to him how much happy the whole thing makes me feel.. for me Vivaldi makes the spring come alive..I can see the black ominous clouds and then when the sky clears, the birds singing. .I love the goatherd sleeping with his dog beside him..
The thing is, no one until now ever asked me what I really like and why? All these while it is me who asked everyone what they like..
It also means a lot that he knows something about classical music..
Btw, his favourite is the summer..because growing up in the Mediterranean, he felt he could feel the summer storms..
This is the painting I received. I hate taking photos, the painting is really beautiful, but my photography skills sucks