September Round Up

I've seen monthly recap posts on a few other blogs (namely here), and I like the idea of looking back on what I've accomplished before flipping the calendar. September had a lot of stops and starts.

Books
  1. Alan Light, The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"
  2. Thomas Mann, Der Tod in Venedig
  3. Boris Pasternak, trans. Max Hayward and Manya Harari, Doctor Zhivago
Light's being the only book I started and finished. I don't expect to be done with Mann any time soon, as I'm attempting to read it auf Deutsch.

Clothes
  1. Everlane Classic Tote in Burgundy, $35.00
  2. Weston Wear Bloomfall Peplum Tank, $39.95
  3. Leifsdottir Delancey Trousers, $39.95 (possibly returning)
  4. Maeve Zola Shift in Navy, $49.95
  5. Pesqueira Lola Dress, $59.95
I'd been eyeing the Zola shift (left) for weeks and was thrilled when it went on sale. It's light, has deep pockets, and is a perfect length for work. The Lola dress (center bottom) doesn't seem worth the $60 price tag, and the Delancey trousers (right top) don't provide any stretch, which I'm worried will bother me more and more over time.

Sound, Stage, and Seminar
  1. American Musicological Society, Southeast Chapter bi-annual meeting
  2. ECU Symphony Orchestra performing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Suite from The Snow Maiden, Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with violinist Hye-Jin Kim, and Ludwig van Beethoven' Symphony No. 8 in F major, Opus 93
Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written, and Hye-Jin Kim performed it phenomenally. The recording above is by Isaac Stern with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.

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