I…

…feel exhausted. Deeply and totally.

Nevertheless, here is a magnificent quote on the power of music – in this case ragtime (via Irving Berlin):

“… like a display of medieval religious frenzy; some seemed to be doing a dance of death. Lady Diana Manners, at a London ball reviving the Age of Chivalry, was escorted by Prince Felix Yusupov. This young man, a recent Oxford undergraduate, had an impeccable Russian noble lineage: a descendant of Frederick of Prussia, he was heir to the largest estate in Russia, he would be richer than the Tsar. He was exquisite and heavily bejewelled, but Lady Diana was irritated by his ‘wriggling around the ballroom like a demented worm, screaming for ‘more ragtime and more champagne’ “

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