Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

15 January 2013

Music from the Deep Blue Sea

I have been listening to this concerto constantly since seeing Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea. Samuel Barber's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra plays throughout the film, with Davies using different sections of this gorgeous piece for differing effects during the movie. The second movement, in particular, is gorgeous. The YouTube video below is a little odd: the audience, for some reason, applauds between movements, but one understands their excitement for such a cool piece of music.



Incidentally, the film is pretty great. The performances are lovely, and The Deep Blue Sea is a fascinating meditation on desire (queer and otherwise) and how much we are willing to spend in its pursuit.