Thursday, March 21, 2013

Three Posts, a Novel and the Rites of Spring Cleaning

It's been a busy week at Dr. Dick Central - aside from dealing with an occasionally comatose computer barely surviving the 2nd anniversary of its purchase.

In the meantime, I have been blogging about Beethoven's last piano sonata and a recent Market Square Concerts performance with pianist Jeremy Denk which you can read here. There is also a new post at the Harrisburg Symphony blog about their up-coming performances of Verdi's opera, La Traviata, this weekend. You can read that one here and another one about the orchestra's 82nd birthday here.

On the other hand, I've also been working out details to get started on yet a third novel, turning The Doomsday Symphony and The Lost Chord into a trilogy - or perhaps a classical music-appreciation thrillogy - with The Labyrinth of Klavdia Klangfarben. In addition to characters like Vexilla Regis and her husband Bognar ("Bugsy") Regis who live in an old English castle, Phlaumix House, there's something of a dowager countess named Frieda F. Erden, a butler named Vector, a bureaucrat from the National Trust named Gordon Nott and a rather lackadaisical manager, Lacey Fayer. The plot centers around the further adventures of Beethoven's Immortal Beloved and the manifestation of the Beethoven Bloodline, not to give too much away...

So yes, there's dirty work afoot - just in time for Spring Cleaning.

And since it's spring - or at least should be, according to the calendar - might I remind you of this previous post about a certain ballet by Igor Stravinsky?

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