Too Young to Kiss – Robert Leonard (1951)

Leonard’s 1951 comedy Too Young to Kiss is perfectly silly, but I needed a break from serious European cinema and North American political musings on theology. The film is entirely American, with its obsession with wealth, influence, and fame. At that time, 1951, it was still possible to build a film that is pleasant in…

Joseph Haydn – Symphony 73 (1782)

Haydn’s mastery in combining musicality and structure is sublime in this symphony. The repeated notes of the slow introduction are transformed into a theme of repeated notes in the allegro; and, the repeated notes, when voiced in two or several of the instruments of the orchestra, in turn become the implied counterpoint to the melody. The…