Well friends, I’m going to have to be honest, I think I may have to skip a couple days this month to make time in my schedule. I hope that’s alright with you.
Well, today i’ll give you another short one. This piece really doesn’t need much of an introduction, the music really speaks for itself on this one. I’ll just say that I want to quote this piece when I write my opera on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment (it’s gonna happen, I know it’s overly ambitious at this point, but I’m gonna make it happen) I will quote this piece. Mainly because of the story of Lazarus and its connection to both these pieces. So, instead of giving you my deep analysis of this piece, I’d like to hear what you think. How does this piece compare to the story of Lazarus? Lazarus, for those that don’t know, is a biblical story where a sister and mother were grieving for this dead man in a tomb, Jesus went down and kissed him and he went back to life. Other than Dives and Lazarus being the theme, do you think there might be more to this piece? This is a case of I-haven’t-studied-this-piece-enough-but-would-like-your-opinion which I have quite often actually. So here you go,
5 Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”