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After recording the Andalusia Flamenco version on a theme of Malaguena, I also created two new improvisations of Malaguena. One was a piano version on my Steinway.   The other was a “Concierto” – a piano and orchestra rendition.

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Malaguena on Steinway: A New Piano Rendition

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Original Malaguena Recordings from 2009, 2010

You will also find below my two original recordings of Malaguena variations that came to me in 2009 and 2010.

Here is Malaguena now as I recorded it four years ago while practicing on the big Steinway concert grand backstage at the Castle Theater in Maui. The “Malaguena” theme starts at 2:50 mins of this recording:

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And now, here’s that original recording from Sep 2009, along with the full explanation how and where that music came to me. The “Malaguena” music starts at 4:20 mins of this video:

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As you can see, I was being primed by my Spirit guides for this Tour of Spain trip as far back as five years ago.  Amazing how our Spirit guides work.






IMG_3779Andalusia Flamenco Improvisation on Malaguena Theme

This film, recorded and filmed on June 26, 2014 at the Rainbow Shower in Maui, Hawaii, was inspired by our May 2014 visit to Andalusia, more specifically the magnificent city of Cordoba (see Cordoba, the Heart of Andalusia, Won Over Our Hearts, Too).

Cordoba Alcazar panorama

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I kept hearing the Flamenco music like this in my Third Ear while we were walking the streets of Cordoba.  We never actually got to attend a Flamenco show. So now I have a chance to share it with you, too.


Here’s now my “Andalusia Flamenco Improvisation on Malaguena Theme“:

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June 17, 2014 by ALTZAR

Notes from my Spanish travelogue about “magical Friday, May 23”

I also did not realize until today (June 17),  that the entire Friday May 23 had been orchestrated by our Spirit guides in the form of a Divine Symphony. Salamanca, the university city, was the opening Allegro movement. Avila, the walled city of stones and angels, was the Adagio, a slow and flowing movement.

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Segovia was the Scherzo, the quickening rhythm and that built up to a grand finale, the fourth movement, an Allegro, as we crossed the snow-capped Guadarrama Mountains and reached El Escorial.

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I can literally hear the music as I am writing this. And I can tell you that our Divine Spanish Symphony comprises of the the elements of Concierto de Aranjuez, which we have already heard on this trip in Barcelona. I will have to remake it as I am now hearing it.

(taking a half-day break before continuing this story}

So here now that new music video – Divine Spanish Symphony – which includes my recording made in Nov 2013 and some film clips with Spanish motifs.


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Variations 1 and 18 – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded at Rainbow Shower, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii on June 10, 2014

My “Birthday Song of 2014” came to me in Malaga, Spain, a few days early. It was at the end of our Europe 2014 trip that my music Spirit guides reconnected me once again with my Franz Liszt lifetime (see MY BIRTHDAY SONG OF 2014).

I have never before played any of Rachmaninoff’s pieces. Too hard for me, at least in this lifetime. But when we returned home, I started to doodle on my Clavinova two th225px-Sergei_Rachmaninoff_LOC_33968_Croppedemes from Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme.”  They are Variations 1 and 18.

I did not use any sheet music except to reconfirm my intuition. The music came to me in A-minor, the key that Rachmaninoff also used.

I continued improvising on these two variations when we returned to Maui. And this morning, I was moved to make this recording. Call it an Evolution of my birthday song of 2014:

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And now, here’s Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme – Variations 1 and 18 – a music video by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded at Rainbow Shower, Haiku, Maui, Hawaii on June 10, 2014



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 Thank you one and all on your birthday wishes!


This music came to me in dreamtime in either Cadiz or Malaga last week, I am not sure. I knew instantly that it carried a message from the Spirit realm. But I did not find out what it was until this morning, June 3, my actual birthday.

I have never before played any of Rachmaninoff’s pieces. Too hard for me, at least in this lifetime. But when we returned home, I started to doodle on my Clavinova two themes from Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme.”  They are Variations 1 and225px-Sergei_Rachmaninoff_LOC_33968_Cropped 18. You can hear them here if you click on the link of the photo of the composer (below). This is a rare old recording of “Rachmaninoff playing Rachmaninoff.”


UPDATE: June 6, 2014



I woke up this morning around 3AM (another jet lag!) with this music playing in my Third Ear. It was my Birthday Song of 2014.

I also received this morning the Spirit guidance from Master Thoth (aka Sananda, aka Jesus/Jeshua) in the form of the TRANSFORMATION mystic medicine card. Here’s what he said:

“All things transform within the mysterious cycles of birth, life and death. Instead of fearing the darkness, you can bless it, learn from it and embrace it. The Shadow of fear is powerless without your interpretation. The power of Transformation lies in your ability to find the Light within the Shadow and make a connection, infusing focus on its Light quality instead of the darkness.”

“Transformation can only happen in connection with your heart,” Master Thoth continued. “Setting in motion authentic spiritual alchemy, you will see a change in you (and all things around you). It is like turning base metal into gold, shifting your whole perspective.”

“Do not force the change,” I “hear” my Spirit guides saying. “Let it come to you naturally.”

So now putting the two together, and listening again to these two variations of Paganini/Rachmaninoff/Liszt music, I can see and feel that this music is also MUSIC OF ALCHEMICAL TRANSFORMATION (ASCENSION), akin to two earlier pieces by Mozart and Beethoven which I also identified as such last year (see MOZART & BEETHOVEN CREATED TRANSFORMATION MUSIC FOR ASCENSION – OVER TWO CENTURIES AGO, Dec 2013).

So invite you to close your eyes and listen to this 3:29 min excerpt, and allow the music to uplift your soul to wherever it may wish to soar.

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My versions are still rather rudimentary. Nothing like this magnificent BBC recording made in 2013 at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

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I learned from the introductory conversation between the pianist and the BBC reporter that it was Franz Liszt who first developed variations on a Paganini theme. And Liszt was one of my past lifetimes.  I intuited that five years ago, and have already recorded several of his compositions that have come to me, including “La Campanella,” also a variation on a Paganini theme, and some Gypsy-inspired pieces.

But as I was playing the Rachmaninoff’s version this morning, I received two additional intuition hits.  One took place in Madrid on May 25, another in Austria on May 19. Both had to do with my lifetime as Liszt.

Madrid Parking Garage Malfunction Leads to Liszt Spanish Home

The morning we were due to leave Madrid and head south toward Aranjuez, I left Elizabeth to call the hotel porter and wait for me with our bags while I got the car out of the underground parking garage across the street.  Which turned out to be quite a challenge.

First, I was shocked to see the price tag – 32 Euros for overnight parking! (about $44). Second, the parking garage machine did not accept any credit cards. So I fed it a 50-Euro bill.  But the machine kept rejecting it no matter how I inserted it.

There was no attendant to ask for help. It was Sunday morning.  I was alone in the garage. The Spanish capital was just starting to recover from a massive collective hangover caused by the night of partying and celebrations following Real Madrid’s (soccer club) victory of its cross-town rival Atletico in the European club championship.

I do not speak Spanish, but was eventually able to discern from a sign in Spanish that this stupid machine only accepts 50-Euro bills if the parking fee is 35 euros or more. I had no smaller bills. So out I went, back across the street to a Starbuck’s hoping that they can change my 50-Euro note.IMG_1790

As I was leaving the garage, however, I felt a strong pull to the left. It was as if a magnet had turned my head toward a brick house. I noticed a plaque on its wall hidden behind some tree branches.  As I started to read it, I felt goose bumps all over my back. It was the house in which Liszt lived for about a month in 1844, age 33, during one of his concert tours.

IMG_1792“So that’s why the parking garage machine gave me fits,” I realized.  I was not to leave Madrid without seeing this plaque and feeling the geomancy of this place.

I also realized once again that there are no coincidences, and marveled at how our Spirit guides lead us on our life journeys. Madrid is the third largest European city (after London and Berlin). It has thousands of hotels. Yet I just happen to pick the one hotel that was across the street from this brick house.  What do you suppose the odds of that are? 🙂

Driving by Liszt’s Birthplace in Austria

As I started to write this story today, I realized that something similar also happened during our visit in Austria. On Monday, May 19, the rain had finally stopped after five consecutive days of wet, windy and cold weather. So Elizabeth and I decided to rent a car on a spur of the moment and drive from Vienna to Graz. She had never been to this part of Austria before (the northeast), and I thought she would enjoy being in the countryside.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 9.08.53 AMWe started our drive out of Vienna in fog, but the sun came out by the halfway point (see the map). The rest of the day was a glorious sunshine.

On our way back from Graz, Elizabeth had asked me to get off the freeway and drive through some of the villages. I knew from the map that there was a Niedlersee (lake) nearby, and aimed in that direction. What I did not know until this morning, June 3, was that we passed by Liszt birthplace. He was born in Raiding, Austria, in this modest home.

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After our visit to the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, I discerned that the reason we were guided to undertake this trip to Austria and Spain was a re-stitching of the old Holy Roman Empire (May 17 – Vienna’s Special Geomancy: Re-Stitching Holy Roman Empire [editorial comment]). But now, this morning, on my birthday, I can also see that it was to reconnect with the Liszt lifetime.

Which is why Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Paganini Theme” came to me as my “birthday song of 2014.”

And now, I want to once again thank you one and all for all your many wonderful birthday wishes.