“‘Blue Danube’ is actually an ancient shamanic dream or transept” (Ancient Egyptian spirit, June 5, 2013)
“You are coaxing more out of this music than was originally there” (Light Beings, June 6, 2013)
EAGLE’S NEST, Scottsdale, Nov 22, 2013 – The “Blue Danube” music first came to me in dreamtime six months ago while still on a Desert Quest in Arizona (May 16-17). I knew instantly it was a message from my Spirit guides, though not exactly what it was. I have been peeling that onion ever since. And almost every day, a new aspect of the Blue Danube revealed itself (see Sounds from Desert Quest III (Blue Danube, May 27).
“You are coaxing more out of music than was originally there,” the Light Beings told me on June 6 in a channeling session with Earl Backman.
I found 11 different themes woven into this 8-minute waltz. And no, this is not just a “fluffy waltz” as I used to think of it dismissively as a young pianist. It is a tour de force of nature’s sounds, an “Ode de Gaia” – a “Song of and for Mother Earth” that Strauss was evidently unaware he was writing. Which is why it was so appropriate that I should dedicate it to Gaia-Pachamama.
“Vienna used to be one of those ancient shamanic sites where these people would gather,” he added. “It was a site a lot of Stonehenge with almost perfect acoustics.”
This Spirit who has access to Akashic Records also explained that Strauss and I knew each other as ancient shamans who lived in Vienna before the city was known as such (see “Blue Danube” in Hawaii, June 28).
The Blue Danube music has everything one can hope to experience in one magic day on the river. Or the lake. Or the ocean. You will feel serenity, tranquility, passion, romance, elegance, joy, playfulness, fire of elation, relaxation after climax.
As any day, the piece starts with a dawn. It is followed by sunrise. It then runs through a full gamut of activities and emotions, including sweet, gentle love-making, before settling down with the sun. Only to rise with it again the next day in the grand finale.
“Blue Danube” embodies the cycles of life. This music celebrates all of Creation – beauty of nature, animal kingdom, mineral kingdom, plant kingdom – and the sun and the moon. I tried to share with you what I actually “see” when I played this music at Eagle’s Nest.
I see, for example, Blue Danube as an epitome of transformational power of all Water energy, not just that of the river Danube. As most people know who live in Vienna or have been to this beautiful city, Danube is not blue even on a clear day. The fact that Strauss “saw” it as such is a tribute to the composer’s own shamanic instincts. Because he saw and embodied the Blue Adriatic and the Blue Pacific and the Blue Indian Ocean in this extraordinary piece of music.
And now, I will try to do the same in this music video with sounds of the full orchestra and many solos performed and recorded on my Yamaha Clavinova on Nov 20. Here’s an introduction to it. Open your chakras while watching this. For, music, especially this piece, is a connecting rod between the heaven and the soul.
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In this third recording of this piece, you will see and hear, for example, a new Overture. It is, of course, based on Strauss’ original one. But it differs from it quite substantially. It opens, for example, with a Bassoon solo. This was perhaps inspired by a four-bassoon concert Elizabeth and I attended on Monday night at a local church. In any event, it seemed a perfect way to with the night a farewell and usher a new dawn.
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Here are now also the two earlier Blue Danube stories and recordings:
Here are now also some “action shots” from this recording…