Share Your Music — 30 Days, 30 Songs. Day 8.
In the 90s, when disco was dead, I went into my classical music phase. It was also the time I had my first baby. That was a difficult time and a difficult pregnancy. I listened to quite a bit of classical music when I was pregnant, and because I was new to it, I chose a few old standards. One of my favourite pieces was/is Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I particularly liked “Winter”. It is like four seasons in one.
I had my baby during winter. That seems quite ironic to me now. I didn’t listen to much music after the birth. I was too exhausted. Too depressed. Perhaps I’ll write about that one day. About four months after I had the baby, I went to the mall with my mother and my little boy. We went into a shop and were browsing when Vivaldi’s Four Seasons came on. My son started waving his arms in time with the music. My mother and I were stunned. The shop assistants came over too to see this young baby conducting to the music. It was “Winter”.
After all that time, he had remembered. I wonder if this is why he likes classical music so much and once considered a career as a classical musician. That career path didn’t come to fruition, but it did extend my classical music phase for about 20 years.
Ready for some conducting?
Sarah at Art Expedition is hosting 30 Days, 30 Songs for the month of June. You can see her latest post here. It is not too late to join in the challenge. Casual players welcome.