My wife and I were married 20 years ago today. Happy anniversary, babe.
That’s the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, by the way. It was a beautiful place to get married. It was, among other things, gloriously reverberant. One friend later said something like “I went to a great concert, and some people got married.” (A twist on the old joke: “I went to the fights and a hockey game broke out.”) Whatever else might be said about the life of a musician, you at least have a lot of musician friends who can play at your wedding.
Mia Hynes and Troy Gardner played the prelude, which was the first movement of the Brahms G Major violin sonata. Mia then played the processional, which was the Beethoven Bagatelle in E flat, op 126 no. 3.
Thank you, old friends, for making our wedding so beautiful.
Thank you, Helen, for making my life so beautiful.