Category Archives: Art

Sviridov – Waltz from ‘Snowstorm’

For some reason (read: not buying the WordPress plans), I can now not add YouTube videos directly to my blog posts anymore. It’s a shame, really. But at least I can still link the waltz that I wanted to share. Because I am learning how to Viennese waltz by myself (necessary life skills, obviously), I am listening to waltzes more often. This one by Sviridov is one of my new favourites. Other favourites include of course Khachaturian’s Masquerade Waltz and Shostakovich’ Waltz No.2 (that trombone part gets me every time).


Port with Villa Medici


Claude Gellée (Lorrain)’s Port with Villa Medici (1637).

I recently rediscovered Gellée’s work in the Prado Museum. This one is one of the most stunning for me.