Sunday, February 20, 2011

Winter Conversations for Two Violins

The blogosphere is a great place to meet like-minded musicians. It is through blogging that I have been able to establish a warm friendship with Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi (I have posted several links to her memoir "Frantic" and her Magic Moments). After finally getting up the nerve to talk in real time on the telephone (we hail from the same place, but live far away from one another) I decided to write a set of "conversations" for two violins for her to play with her husband Ilkka Talvi (who also keeps a blog). Marjorie and Ilkka have been busy recording these conversations, and even though the set is not yet completed, I thought I'd share this fourth conversation with you here.

The pictures are from the horrible (yet beautiful) ice we had during the first week of February in Illinois. Michael took the opening close-up photos because I was too afraid to walk outside.

UPDATE: Here are three more
Winter Conversation One,
Winter Conversation Two,
and Winter Conversation Six.


A.C. Douglas said...

How perfectly lovely! It sounds :-)


Elaine Fine said...

Thank you A.C. Consider the source!

marjorie Kransberg-Talvi said...

It is a privilege to play your compositions and enjoy such a deeply meaningful relationship. As I've said so many times, you and your husband are remarkable people. We're a few miles apart, unfortunately, but close in heart and soul.

Marjorie Kransberg-Talvi said...

And here's a little coincidence: The word "talvi" in Finnish means winter.

Elaine Fine said...

Hmm. Perhaps "Winter Conversations" would be a better title.