I’ve recently stumbled upon a remarkable artistic endeavor that I just have to share with all of you. The Literary Music Series, founded by the incredibly talented Natalie Vargas Nedvetsky, is an intimate and thought-provoking experience that combines music and poetry in a truly unique way.
What especially resonates with me is the series’ exploration of building a brighter future and the connections between our past, present, and future selves. Natalie’s vision and words, along with her beautiful combinations of music and poetry, remind us of our shared human experiences and how these connections can inspire and uplift us.
Episode 6, entitled “A Hero’s Journey – Fate and Destiny in Virgil’s Aeneid,” is a perfect example of this inspiring theme. Through a captivating exploration of fate, heroism, loss, and redemption, the episode features Richard Strauss’s Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18, and Rachmaninov’s Prelude in B Minor, Op. 32 No. 10. This powerful combination of music and poetry truly captures the essence of the series and its ability to connect us to something greater.
The series has come a long way since its inception in 2020, with its roots in online performances during the height of the pandemic. Now, it has evolved into live concerts and a podcast, which recently released it’s first episode on Spotify Episode 7 is now available for streaming as podcast, while the previous six episodes can be enjoyed as video content on YouTube.
I highly recommend giving the Literary Music Series a listen, whether you’re a fan of music, poetry, or both. You’ll find yourself immersed in a world where these two art forms beautifully intertwine, offering a fresh and innovative artistic experience that you won’t find elsewhere.
So, don’t wait any longer! Check out the Literary Music Series on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and YouTube, and discover the enchanting world where music, poetry, and the inspiring message of building a brighter future collide.