Today, as I drive around in my truck buying the ingredients for the feasts I am preparing for my elderly parents in their northern house, I am listening to the first edits of the Vivaldi Concerti that I recorded last summer.

Exciting and painful!  The concerti are so hard.  The players are so great.  The first edit fills me with the conflicting desire to have a nap or to practise with renewed enthusiasm.

Maybe I’ll just stare into the middle distance.

(photos by Larry Kryski – taken at the end of two days of recording in the Glenn Gould Studio of CBC Toronto)