Piano Concerto #21: Music of Rainbows and of Elvira Madigan

Even after all these years of having my plans shattered and scattered like grains of sand in a dust storm, I am still amazed  how little we (humans) matter.

Here I thought after my Feb 11 dream, in which I received several waltzes by the famous Polish composer (Chopin), that I had my work cut out for myself for the next several months. But no, Mozart would have none of it.

So for the last week or so, Wolfgang has been hounding me day and night with this Piano Concerto #21.

Now, it’s not like this is something new to me. In fact, it’s probably one of the most important pieces of music I had ever played and recorded. For one thing, it guided me to move from Arizona to Maui in early 2009 (see Maui Calling…, Dec 2008).  And that’s no small feat.

I cannot think of many musical creations that can have that kind of a monumental effect on one’s life.  I had also recorded this piano concerto several times before. But, I cheated. I played it by ear. And I only recorded the easy parts.

Evidently, Herr Mozart thought this was not good enough. So he pushed Chopin our of the way until I did justice to his magnificent 1785 creation, six years before his death. The music was also the theme song of the 1967 Swedish film Elvira Madigan about the two star-crossed lovers who took their lives in July 1889.

As for me, this concerto has always the music of rainbows. Not only because it guided me to the Hawaiian rainbows. At times, it even called the rainbows into existence while I lived there. When I played this music on my flute, rainbows would appear.

Here’s a story about that, as told by three light beings from another galaxy (see Music of Rainbows, Dec 6, 2012).

And so now, with this as a preamble, here’s my latest creation. The hardest part was synchronizing the tempo of my Clavinova and Steinway recordings. I spent hours on it. And it is still far from perfect. But hope it pleases Herr Mozart enough to let me go and return to my Chopin projects.

Mozart Piano Concerto #21 : Music of Rainbows and of Elvira Madigan – music and film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – recorded at Scottsdale, Arizona on a Clavinova and a Steinway on Apr 8, 2018

Second posting to Youtube (Apr 9, 2018)



– PER 3 LIGHT BEINGS (starting at 1:00 min of the video)

As for me, this concerto has always the music of rainbows. Not only because it guided me to the Hawaiian rainbows. At times, it even called the rainbows into existence while I lived there. When I played this music on my flute, rainbows would appear.

Here’s a story about that, as told by three light beings from another galaxy.

Magical Music of Rainbows – based on Mozart Piano Concerto #21 – Sept 13, 2015 – a film by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic – including a commentary about the spiritual meaning of rainbows by Three Light Beings from another galaxy channeled by Earl Backman in 2012

Also see Music of Rainbows, Dec 6, 2012.

UPDATE APR 9, 2018

A left brain view of rainbows


They don’t really exist, at least not the way we see them

I hate to break up the idyllic mood Mozart may have put you in with his music of rainbows (Piano Concerto #21), but God gave us the left brain. So we might as well use it for something, Like a scientific view of rainbows.

Here’s a story about it from today’s Earth and Sky edition:

“When making the rainbow – sunlight is emerging from many raindrops at once. A rainbow isn’t a flat two-dimensional image on the dome of sky. It’s more like a mosaic, composed of many separate bits … in three dimensions.

Also, rainbows are more than half circles. They’re really whole circles. You’ll never see a circle rainbow from Earth’s surface because your horizon gets in the way. But, up high, people in airplanes sometimes do see them. Check out the photo below.

Full circle rainbow was captured over Cottesloe Beach near Perth, Australia, in 2013 by Colin Leonhardt of Birdseye View Photography. He was in a helicopter flying between a setting sun and a downpour.

Ready for some rainbow physics? When making a rainbow, sunlight shining into each individual raindrop is refracted, or split into its component colors. And the light is also reflected, so that those various colors come bouncing back.

One key to rainbows is that the light leaves the collection of raindrops in front of you at an angle. In making a rainbow, the angle is between 40 and 42 degrees, depending on the color (wavelength) of the light. explained it this way:


The circle (or half-circle) results because there are a collection of suspended droplets in the atmosphere that are capable of concentrating the dispersed light at angles of deviation of 40-42 degrees relative to the original path of light from the sun.

These droplets actually form a circular arc, with each droplet within the arc dispersing light and reflecting it back towards the observer.

So why are rainbows curved? To understand the curvature of rainbows, you’ll need to switch your mind to its three-dimensional-thinking mode. Cecil Adams of the newspaper column The Straight Dope explained it this way:

We’re used to thinking of rainbows as basically two-dimensional, but that’s an illusion caused by a lack of distance cues. The cloud of water droplets that produces the rainbow is obviously spread out in three dimensions.

The geometry of reflection, however, is such that all the droplets that reflect the rainbow’s light toward you lie in a cone with your eyes at the tip.


Okay, have you had enough of rainbow science? Ready to go back to Mozart?

I am. The only thing I can add to the above scientific explanation is that I can second from many firsthand experiences that the rainbows are a three-dimensional illusion. They don’t really exist. They are a projection. Like a hologram. And science agrees with me:

Rainbows don’t exist! They are nowhere in space. You cannot touch them or drive around them. They are a collection of rays from glinting raindrops that happen to reach our eyes. Raindrops glint rainbow rays at an angle of 42 degrees from the point directly opposite the sun. All the drops glinting the rainbow are on the surface of a cone with its point at your eye. They can be near and far. Other drops not on the cone also glint sunlight into rainbow colours but their rays do not reach our eyes. We only see those on the cone. When you look down the cone you see a circle. So rainbows are circles!

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