So, not to put too fine a point on it, I’m having a hard day. It happens. I’m so much better at finding my way out of this thicket than I used to be.
One thing that helps is comfort music, the aural equivalent of comfort food. The stuff that makes me feel better, no matter what.
I’ve mentioned some of these here before, but it’s nice to have them all in one place, maybe. First, Les Barricades Mystérieuses by François Couperin. Here it is on guitar, although I like it best on harpsichord (piano kind of leaves me cold – I’m a little bit fussy about the texture of this piece).
Second, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto. Baroque for when you’re feeling broken, haha.
Third… hold on, I’m still listening to the Corelli. O, that cello continuo.
All right, I’ll come back later with more. Probably. What are your most reliable go-to comfort pieces?