Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety
to life and to everything. /Plato/
I remember the little boy August in the movie “August Rush” said: “The music is all around us, all you have to do is listen.” And I do listen. I think it’ s fair to say I always have because it has been around me for ages. In one way or another, in one time or another but there. If you think that children whose parents (one or both) are somehow “connected” to music don’ t end up in a music school sooner or later, well…let me just tell you the probability is high. And I did. My mum, a violin teacher, can be quite persuasive when she wants to. So from the age of 5 for 8 years I sang, played the piano, learned about the difference between instruments, styles of music, composers, rhythms, tempos and listened, listened, listened. To so (too?!) much of classical music that after graduating I managed to stay away from it for quite some time. True, I jumped into something different – being a radio moderator for a radio that never played a single classical piece. Ever. And I loved it! There I learned to find something interesting in almost every kind of music and it still always is around me. Through the last 10 years I have found my way back to the classical music of different centuries as well. It’ s difficult to explain why but then not everything in life should be explained either. I guess at some point we just return to where it all has begun…
It would be…natural and logical to round this up with some sounds, wouldn’ t it? If I wouldn’ t have already shared Samuel Barber’ s “Adagio For Strings” before, I would most definitely do it now. Since I have, there’ s something else I will go with. Still mentioned before but their musical creations always lighten up my mood and inspire. Yes, The Piano Guys. Reminding me in their own way about Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy!
PS: And here is my Magnificent Seven playlist I made some time ago – A Beautiful Mess