November 18 – Little Romantic Secrets

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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33
There are little romantic secrets everywhere on earth, but some air their personal lives for all to see. When cellist Mstislav Rostropovich visited NBC’s Today Show, host Gene Shallot said, “It’s been said your courtship with your wife was unusually short—only a week.” To which Rostropovich replied: “Yes, that was big mistake.” Shallot was at a loss for words but managed to stammer back, “Really? A mistake?” “Yes,” the cellist replied, “that was one week lost.”  Talk about wearing his heart on his sleeve!

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