Kaija SaariahoFinlandMusic2001

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Umbrian landscape, before familiar to me only from Renaissance paintings. Long, simple days in which to work, in which ideas were fixed into music.

Many family-style dinners with such a variety of people, and one festive picnic on a hill, celebrating the simultaneous setting of the sun and the rising of a full moon. Visits to experience the treasures of Italian art and history.

And the rare possibility of being able to live and share all of this with my family.