MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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plans i had to start recital work ( now my concert bluthner piano is back with me ) with a string player, are now on hold to my great frustration. i fell over a root last week and broke my left arm...it's in plaster from hand to shoulder, which is why there are no capitals in this one handed text...excuse me!!

however, in 4 to 6 weeks, i will have this monstrosity removed and can start to do my own physiotherapy and re introduce the arm to the piano.....something to look forward to. in the meantime, i am mastering techniques i thought were only possible with two hands!! like washing up :-)  have a good day!!

 

Requiem Discs will soon be for Sale from this site ...I Hope!!!! Watch out for ' Contact ' .

 

The Furerailles of Liszt here ( click on right ) was recorded ' live' at Vence Cathedral in the year 2000 during a Recital given by Fabienne Chanoyan Soprano and myself at the Piano.

 This Piano Solo is one of the most demanding works in the Piano repertoire of Liszt in terms of virtuosity. It is a dreary title and a somewhat  dreary subject, nevertheles it demonstrates the huge potential of the Instrument in terms of Virtuoso playing and Sound....there's just one small challenge!! you have to be prepared to listen to the whole work!!  The real Fireworks  begin three quarters of the way through...It's about 14 minutes in length.

10 out of 10 for hearing the crashing ' wrong' chord!! Have a little mercy! This was a ' Live' performance , not a fiddled ' studio effort'!!

 

I have had no inspiration for a few months.....a rather depressing time, however today, I got an idea. Mind you!! there's a Universe of difference between an idea and it's manifestation!!

I am not a professional Astronomer or Astrologer but I have been a keen student of both subjects for a few years.

 For me , there is an important connection between Planetary events, Alignments and Movements, particularly with reference to writing for Voices and Orchestras/Instruments.

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Yesterday, I had occasion to visit a monstrosity of a Shopping Centre called Cap 3000 at St Laurent du Var.

I went there specifically to buy a present for my French Grandchild...I knew what I wanted but after fruitless searching in the monster shopping centre, I made my way along another street until I found the Music Shop.

As I stepped in the door, I noticed numerous Pianos ( digital ) on my right. Having made my purchase quickly in a few minutes, I asked ' Do you have any ' real Pianos' here? ...' Downstairs Madame '

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