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Winter Journeys

Jan 5, 2018

Attired for the Bomb Cyclone

At this point in the winter, 19 degrees would probably feel like a heat wave - but that temperature still felt plenty cold the day that I gave winter biking a try with filmmakers Alex Weiser and Ander Kazmerski, for Rochester Street Films, a project by Reconnect Rochester.

You can see the results in a short movie here: 

Here are a few other musical winter journeys - with Sibelius, Barber, and Schubert: 


“No night could be darker than this night,
No cold so cold,
 As the blood snaps like a wire,
And the heart’s sap stills,
And the year seems defeated”
(Laurie Lee, set to music by Samuel Barber) 


Der Leiermann (The Hurdy Gurdy Man) - poetry by Wilhelm Müller, music by Franz Schubert

More music for traveling through this season: Five Ways of Looking at a Snow Day