Saturday 17 April 2010
Tune of the Day: April (Snowdrop)
from “The Seasons” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky's wonderfully melodic The Seasons contains 12 pieces, one for each month of the year.
The following epigraph by Russian poet Apollon Maykov accompanies “April”:
The blue, pure snowdrop — flower,
and near it the last snowdrops.
The last tears over past griefs,
and first dreams of another happiness.