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Wedding String Quartet – Le Onde by Ludovico Einaudi

An evening pause: This video breaks one of rules for a good evening pause, in that is is shot from one static wide shot camera. I normally reject such videos, as the visuals are boring. I make an exception here because of the music and the arrangement, which is so breath-taking you don’t care about the visuals at all. Makes me want to know more about this composer and his work.

Hat tip Alton Blevins.

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

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  • Jeff Wright

    His music is frequently played at

  • Sean O'Connell

    Love your work, love your JB episode, love your traditional common sense values. You are a gem! Keep up the excellent work.

    PS Love The String Quartet Group!!

  • Sean O’Connell: And thank you deeply for the monthly Patreon subscription. I never really can express my gratitude for such support.

  • Tom

    I have been listening to him for years, I think of his music as Philip Glass but with emotions. While most consider him a Modern Classical artist, he is surprisingly a bit controversial among some fans.

    He did a one hour+ solo live performance from his home on YouTube for a new album release at the time 10 years ago that was very intimate, even has a cat in the background wandering through.

    Performance starts about 2:15 in, or so:

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