Do you know what the music is saying? Come follow me and you will find the way. Your mistakes can also lead you to the Truth. When you ask, the answer shall be given. -  Rumi 

 Ernst Toch:
Recorded as part of the film Shadows in Paradise, shown on PBS and throughout Europe on Arte. Performed on the composer's piano at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles.

 If a composer could say what he had to say in words, he would not bother, trying to say it in music.  -  Gustav Mahler 

Max Bruch:
From Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, Op. 83

Michele Zukovsky, clarinet

Ida Kavafian, viola

00:00 - Allegro con moto
03:16 - "Nocturne": Andante con moto
09:48 - "Romanian melody": Andante
15:20 - Allegro agitato

Concert 2 - December, 2014
Zipper Hall, Los Angeles

Music is enough for a lifetime,

but a lifetime is not enough for music.  -  Sergei Rachmaninoff  

Alan Hovhaness:
Your Hair is Like a Basil Leaf

Boston Court Performing Arts Center

May 2015


When I am silent,

I fall into the place where everything is music. -  Rumi


Die Nebensonnen

from Winterreise

Sam McElroy, baritone

Recorded live, 2008