|Virgin with Child and Angels by Sansovino - Photo: Cat Bauer|
Many elements try to join the dynamic orchestra; some blend in beautifully, adding rich textures to the music. Others, however, play off-key, or are in the wrong tune, or do not realize that the tempo has changed. The orchestra is clever at handling these discordant elements, and keeps on playing on.
There are adagios and allegros, with thunderous crescendos, and whispers so soft that you can hear the sparrows sing. The water lapping in the lagoon underlies the entire composition, like a liquid Gregorian chant.
There is a conductor, but you can't see her -- she is somewhere on high, close to the sun.
|The New Year Just After Midnight - Venice 2017|
HARMONY IN 2017
Ciao from Venezia,
Venetian Cat - The Venice Blog