It’s October, which is usually my favorite month of the year. We’re off to a rocky start this year, aren’t we…but life still must go on.
I’m doing a theme to the Tone Poems for this entire month, starting today. Since we’re approaching Halloween, we’ll be doing spooky music, or music that meditates on life’s darker aspects. Here is one of my favorite works of all time, by one of my very favorite composers of all time: “The Isle of the Dead” by Sergei Rachmaninov.
(The performance and sound are terrific here, but the accompanying movie may or may not work, depending on personal taste.)