Wilhelm Kempff / Moonlight Sonata

For my admittedly sophomoric ears (in terms of classical music), one of the best pianists I’ve heard is Wilhelm Kempff. One of my favorite piano compositions is Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14, popularly known as the “Moonlight Sonata.” The first movement is instantly recognizable – terribly easy to “play,” but only a great pianist can…

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First harvest from the garden

I harvested my first summer herbs and vegetables this evening. Using a Black Prince heirloom tomato, some freshly picked basil, some fresh mozzarella and some lovely balsamic vinegar, I composed a caprese salad (click through pictures for a larger version): I then cooked some way-too-expensive coho salmon and made salmon with cucumber salad and a…

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