I have been working hard in the garden all the day lately. After taking lunch, I took a rest listening to this piece. Piano quartet A major by Brahms. This is a music for spring. Fresh and vivid. Even though I scarcely have any scenic idea for any music by Brahms, this one reminds me of droplets on lively growing leaves in this season. Shining reflecting sunray. While g minor piano quartet quartet composed immediately before this one is a well structured music like a symphony, this one is freely composed full of affectionate melodies. The relationship between these two adjacent piano quartets, the same genre of chamber music, may be comparable to that between the symphony Nr1 and Nr2. I have not investigated as for the season Brahms made this music. But i am pretty sure he did in this time of a year.
In some time, I turned on the gear and listened on 20m. Rol K3RA was working Eu there. No other signals from the US. After listening to Rol for a while, I gave him a call to say hi. I told him, an amateur pianist, that I had listened to this music. He answered he had read a book of Bach. I asked him if it had been the book by Gardiner, Bach Music in the Castle of Heaven. He seemed to be surprised to hear of the title of the book he had actually read.
I told him I had been reading it. It was the book Dave K6XG had recommended me to read and Bob W6CYX had been given for a Christmas present by his wife last year. It was a gift to Rol from his niece, another amateur pianist. What a coincidence!
Its style and content have been a bit sophisticated to me. It takes me much time to go on reading it. I still believe it has been worth making effort to read it. Rol told me it seemed an academic book. He meant it was not very easy even for him to read it through. I was a little bit reliecved to hear that because his words assured me it had not been only my poor vocabulary in English that made me feel a bit difficult to understand it.
It is always good to have friends with the same hobbies. The more we share interests in the same hobbies, the more enjoyable it is to talk to them. It might only mean that this book had been read by many people. Nonetheless, it is always a joy for me to see such friend as rol who share the same hobbies. Promising to talk about what Gardiner said in the book in the next QSO, we have closed the QSO.