Wednesday Music: A Retrospective

Belgian Arthur Grumiaux. His Mozart recordings are amazing!
Belgian Arthur Grumiaux. His Mozart recordings are amazing!

I’ll just say it right up front: there isn’t a new video and piece of music this week. Instead, I want to talk about Wednesday Music in general. If you want to listen to something, feel free to browse the Wednesday Music tag on this blog.

A little over one year ago, on January 21, 2015, I published the first Wednesday Music post. My stated intent was to “convert the entire United States” to listening to classical music. Over a year on, I think I still have a little ways to go—but I have hope that maybe, just maybe, I’ve exposed someone previously unfamiliar with classical music to this fabulous genre.

Considering how long I’ve loved classical music, it’s not surprising that I would come up with this series of posts. But why, you ask, did I choose to post them on Wednesday? After all, “Monday Music” would be more alliterative and “Friday Music” more appropriate because many symphony concerts are on Fridays.

The reason is somewhat prosaic: I don’t (or rather, didn’t) like Wednesdays, so I decided to do a recurring theme that I liked in hopes of making me look forward to that day. It’s actually worked. I don’t hate Wednesdays nearly as much as I used to. In fact, I look forward to them because I know I’ll probably get a few comments, emails, or tweets based on my music posts.

So, to anyone who has ever commented, tweeted, emailed, or otherwise contacted me about Wednesday Music: thank you. I really enjoy writing the posts and I hope all of you enjoy listening to them. I love being able to share my passion with you. If you ever want to suggest a piece, please don’t hesitate to do so in the comments.

And next week, we will return to our regularly scheduled programming with a new piece and a video.

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday Music: A Retrospective

  1. You know what? I like scheduling outings on Wednesday nights. When I mentioned this to a co-worker before, she said that she just found herself too tired to do so in the middle of the week. But for me, I found it effective in breaking up the work week and actually re-energize me a little bit. So I can totally relate to your reason for choosing Wednesday over other days of the week. 🙂

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