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As some of you are well aware, the older I get, the more I share the sentiments Einstein so famously uttered:

Einstein_Albert_Head  “I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”

The writer Victor Hugo opined that:Victor_Hugo_by_Étienne_Carjat_1876_-_full

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”

On a Very Special Day and a Most Special Birthday for my Bride, at least a part of my thoughts, in music:

More seriously, and, perhaps, even more creatively

After that Magyar Magic, consider the words of the old Hungarian proverb that I first heard without you in Vienna:

May you live a thousand years, and I a thousand less one day, that I might never know the world without you.”

From the heart – may it reach the heart!

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wrote Beethoven on the score of his Missa Solemnis.

A very special Happy Birthday!

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Hat-Tips:

Nicole Pesce   Website: http://www.nicole88.com/
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Twitter: @NicolePesce   Unfortunately, it seems Ms. Pesce lives and mostly performs in the Greater Phoenix Arizona area. Hopefully, we might persuade her otherwise! Her email address: nicole@nicole88.com

Tempe (Arizona) Center for the Arts
Websitehttp://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/community-services/tempe-center-for-the-arts Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TempeCenterForTheArts
Twitter: @TempeArts

For those, especially those abroad, who have no idea, Tempe is also the home of one of America’s finest universities, Arizona State University. Website: http://www.asu.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arizonastateuniversity
Twitter: @ASU

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, as founded by Maestro Misha Rachlevsky websitehttp://kremlinontour.com/  Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ChamberOrchestraKremlin

Music lovers in the USA should immediately check this website for this fine group’s tour schedule. As of today, this group is in the USA!

Join us in sharing, sadly, what is only a virtual glass of special occasion bubbly (I think a Blanc de Blanc would do) from the award-winning Gruet Winery.  Website:  www.gruetwinery.com   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GruetWinery?sk=wall Twitter: @GruetWinery