Ports of Call

40 years ago I visited Dallas for a week in August. I'm not sure hot adequately describes it. Anyway, i bought at $10 painting, unframed at some market and it looked roughtly like this and framed it and shipped it back to Michigan via Greyhound bus (we did things like that then).

Anyway, Jacques Ibert wrote this three movement piece, Escales (ports of call) about a trip he took by boat to Valencia, Tunis and then to Rome and wrote a movement of each piece based on those cities.

I liked the painting a lot and always associated the dry heat when buying it to the colors and feel and this bit of music.