Friday, February 14, 2014

Elegie


Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff

A user comment indicates this was a performance of Rachmaninoff's originally recorded on a piano roll.



Ah, not to be cut off,
not through the slightest partition
shut out from the law of the stars.
The inner -- what is it?
if not the intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.

– Rainer Maria Rilke




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