Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Portrait of Michel Martin Drolling by his Father
The Huntington Library spells Martin Drolling's name with an umlaut over the "o," so I was under the impression he was German, but he was a French painter, and this is his son, who played the violin as a child and became an excellent artist himself.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but both of those instruments spend their time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.