30 Sep 2009

The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley: 1969

From The Stars are Comforting, 7:00 pm on 30 September 2009

Husband away, concerts, a cosmology paper and weather extremes.

“It’s been dreadfully hot here, over 100 in the afternoons and over 80 all night. Mostly one has to be inside if not to be totally lethargic. I’m sleepy anyway because I’ve been up very late for a week, writing a paper. It’s impossible to concentrate during the day, and when an idea is developing I feel impelled to go on for hours even after playing quartets till ten thirty. I think it’s a good idea and hope to get it published.”

NGC 2976 galaxy

NGC 2976 galaxy Photo: NASA, Public Domain

Music details

REVUELTAS La Noche de los mayas, Noche de jaranas (Mexican National Orch) (SONY CDDE 470)

KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto, 3rd mvt (CHANT DU MONDE LDC278883)

HANDEL Messiah, Comfort Ye (DECCA 417 735)

SAINT SAENS Danse macabre (EMI CDC 555385)

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 5, Valse (DG 447 337)

SCHUBERT String Quartet D112, 1st mvt (NAXOS 8.555921)

SCHUBERT String Quartet D112, 2nd mvt (NAXOS 8.555921)

SCHUBERT String Quartet D112, 3rd mvt (NAXOS 8.555921)

SCHUBERT String Quartet D112, 4th mvt (NAXOS 8.555921)

BACH Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1053 1st mvt (Harmonia Mundi HMX 290 7283)

BACH Christmas Oratorio, Pastoral sinfonia (DECCA 473 345)