On hearing of my bout of food poisoning this week, kind reader “AH” wrote in to offer up this piece of music. I’ll leave it to AH to explain in his words:
“This is perhaps my favourite piece of classical music, Ludwig van
Beethoven String Quartet No.15 in A minor, Op.132 – 3. Molto Adagio –
Andante. Also known as the ‘Convalescent’s Hymn of Thanksgiving’ which
he wrote after recovering from an illness that he thought would kill him
and was imbued with the joy of the almost second birth that recovery
And even though I was far from death’s door the thought was greatly appreciated AH, thank you, sir. And as it happens it’s a wonderful piece, one I hadn’t tuned into for quite a few years. That’s now remedied, as is my stomach, now it’s your turn to (re)discover this gem.