A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
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I remember sitting in the sun on the back porch of my apartment, with a beer, supremely content and listening to Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony as played by the Chicago Symphony, directed by George Solti, with Adolph “Bud” Herseth playing principal trumpet (CD, mp3). I’m incredibly grateful for the huge amount of music Mr. Herseth is responsible for, not only directly from himself, but from his teaching and his example. A profound thank you!
Here’s a version with Barenboim conducting the CSO. I think I like this one even better, especially since the trumpet parts are more prominent.Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor. (CSO/Abbado)
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