Friday, August 28, 2009
August 28 - Dance of the Straussian Sierras
Off to the Sierra on a surprisingly cloud-filled, humid day,
via Davis for a quick study of "Salomes Tanz" (a.k.a. "Dance of the Seven Veils") from Richard Strauss's Salome, then
lunch at Tio Pepe's in Auburn, beginning to grade the 70 Quiz 1's of the Music History Class (including identification-description of the RS Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus dances from Algeria and the Yuroks ["Women's Brush"]).
By now, fairly late in the day, but time enough to reach French Meadows Reservoir's
echoic Canyons ringing with chant, at the
for a walk from the dam's
southeastern flank along
Mosquito Ridge Road to the Chipmunk Ridge Jeep Road
and beyond to an even fainter intersection, where the setting sun crashes into
moonlight, beginning the orchestration of John and Salome: V. Salome's Dance upon return.