Complementary texts

Broccoli PurseTwo of the pieces on this recording have been paired with short texts containing subjects that are related to the music. A text is available for viewing by clicking on its name just above the title of the music.

Surprisingly, reading the complementary texts may dramatically change the way you listen to the music. The pairing of text and music is not arbitrary, but is intended to heighten the listening experience by connecting the music with a related idea. In ‘live’ performances, I have often read aloud selected texts that were coupled with specific musical pieces.

When possible, read the complementary text aloud.