Counterpoint (On hearing Cesar Franck's Symphony in D Minor)

like an organ's rich shift

from keyboard to keyboard - now the orchestra finds the theme:

a dialogue flows between strings and winds

tongues and tongues being drawn into one shape

one musical idea question and answer become

along thongs of tone a conversing, a companioning between

melodies that meet each clear layer of sound

astonished and yet flawless in the symphonic poem

there are no sins Franck's art unclothes

in call after plaintive call a single English horn -

the horn in litany a light among the strings

among the violins eurythmy is born

friend, I hear the sound of what you are

the sound of what you are ...

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...