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Lament

  • Posted June 15, 2008 by Cherax Viewed 1943 times

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In his mid-sixties, my father decided he wanted to learn the clarinet, and in particular, Mozart's clarinet concerto. It was a piece of music he could rarely listen to without misty eyes.
Dad died in March, and today would have been his 79th birthday.

This is for you, Dad, and for all you who have lost somebody special.

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These the words I used on-air this morning to introduce the adagio movement of Mozart's clarinet concerto.

PS Dad did learn to play the concerto.
Sort of.
It was terrible.

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    • # Jet28

      What a wonderful inspiration! Maybe it's not too late to take up the saxaphone after all :-) I can;t help but wonder what they're all looking at?

      2008.06.16 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kelli Ware

      That's a great memory and kudos to your father for trying to learn something new! My father's 59th birthday would've been on the 1st (of June)

      2008.06.15 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Richard S

      Good for him, never to late to learn, I hope I show similar spirit when I'm sixty (if I get that far).

      2008.06.15 Edited Reply Cancel