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September 2009
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I forgot to mention this vignette from Conducting.

We were talking (for some reason) about Trauersinfonie. It's always in our folders - it's been there since freshman year - but we've never put it on a concert. We played it through a couple of times last year. Ruess said "That was written by Wagner for the reburial of Carl Maria von Weber and it's always in the back of the folder. If you think about it, you'll know why it's there." And then, as he often does, he shooed us out of class.

I don't know why it's important, I don't know why I know, but I realized almost immediately, before we even stood up to leave the room, and I clapped my hand over my mouth but I don't think anyone noticed (whew):

We'll put it on concert when Prof. House dies.

How's this for a segue: Ilene uses the same email as Prof does, so whenever she sends out prayer-chain emails, they have his name on them (and I go 'Why's Prof sending me email?'). I would bet that there are many, many wives across the country doing the same thing. I find it midly ironic that such a sign of the times as e-mail would quietly reemphasize that now almost lost tradition of a married woman taking her husband's full name, not just his last name.

Current Music: Twas the Night before Christmas...