March 1, 2019, Hello March, Farewell Andre Previn

Atmosphere:

Welcome March! Today will be cloudy and dry with a high around 31. Some wild snow rumors are circulating about Sunday but the experts at the National Weather Service in Louisville say less than an inch – if that.

Update as of 10:30am Friday – 1-3 inches snow possible.

Art:

Isaac Levitan 1860-1900 – March 1895
From Wikipedia: Isaac Ilyich Levitan was a classical Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the “mood landscape.”

Thought:

From Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac” on the passing of Andre Previn yesterday.

“Pianist and conductor AndrĂ© Previn, born in Berlin (1929), where, in 1938, he was kicked out of the Berlin Conservatory for being Jewish. His family went immediately to Paris and waited for their American visas. They settled in Los Angeles; his father’s cousin, Charles Previn, was Music Director at Universal Studios. Young AndrĂ© thought jazz “was men in funny hats playing in a hotel band” until he heard an Art Tatum record. While still a teenager, he became a gifted jazz pianist and orchestrator, and he worked as an arranger for several major film studios. He became a noted classical pianist, as well, and started conducting. His musical arrangements for films of Broadway musicals have won him four Academy Awards. He passed away today at the age of 89.”


“Whatever America will be moving forward . . . it is not what it was.”

Marl Bradford

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.