Snowflakes dance slowly up and down my face, hair rustling in the wintry wind like frost covered wheat stalks. Eyes closed, ears open, the melody reveals a white Paris in 1996. Dreams and aspirations lie unwritten on the freshly fallen snow. St. Sulpice. Les Invalides. Alive, but afraid to act, afraid to open. A decision left untaken. It’s all coming back to me now, as the piano wafts its melody through the auditorium.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet with Guest Artist Anton Kuerti on piano performed this evening at Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Auditorium, site of many live performances, including Stanford Taiko’s Spring Concert X in May. I attended the concert courtesy of Livia and the SLSQ with Eric and Vienna. They were awesome in performing Brahms Quintet in F minor, Opus 34, with pianist Anton Kuerti. Kuerti began the evening with two Beethoven sonatas, No. 13 in E(b) Major, Op. 27, No. 1 and No. 31 in A(b) Major, Op. 110. It was the latter which released those memories from Paris in Winter.
There’s still time. Time to act, time to decide. Thank you, kb.