CHOPIN: REAWAKENING 55+ YEAR-OLD MUSIC & MUSCLE MEMORY – AGAIN!

My "Chopin Year" (August-to-August) ends of auspicious date (Aug 11) My first new Belgrade piano recording, Chopin Waltz in G-flat, part of Chopiniana Well, if I did not experience it myself, I would have had a hard time believing it. In just 4 days, I learned to play one of Chopin's masterpieces - the Waltz …

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BARCAROLLE FROM “TALES OF HOFMANN”

I did not tell anyone at the time, but there was another spiritual reason I chose the white music angel. It was its brand name - HOFFMAN. I felt my spirit guides were had already picked it before I left Arizona. For reasons yet to be revealed. But I always obey them even if I don't understand why at first.

CHURCH BELLS OF ST DEMETRIUS MORPH INTO SMETANA’S “MА VLAST”

Well, it's happened again. Just like back in March 2011, when the sound of my then new Tibetan bowls inspired me to record Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata with them, what happened yesterday led to another unusual musical match - church bells and Smetana. And this is how it happened. My nephew Bora Nestorov, a pianist and …

HOFMANN IN BELGRADE: FIRST SOUNDS OF MY NEWLY TUNED PIANO

My tuner Mića Vasiljević came back today to tune my new white Hofmann piano, which he also delivered to me on July 9, and adjust some left pedal and keyboard issues I have noticed in the last two weeks. And here are now the first sounds out of my "new and improved" instrument. To me, it sounds MUCH BETTER. And it plays better, too. So from now on, you can only blame me for any faux pas. 🙂

THREE PIANO MUSKETEERS’ HUNT FOR A WHITE MUSIC ANGEL…

TRIPLE MOZART RONDO: 6 hands on 3 white pianos play the Turkish March Friday, July 6, my third day back in my native city, was a day of new beginnings. And continued spiritual and musical ascent. In the morning, I trodded on foot to Bajloniјеva Pijaca (a farmer's market in my neighborhood). I returned from the outing refreshed and rejuvenated (for reasons why and the full story, see... BELGRADE REJUVENATES). In the afternoon, I joined my nephews, Stasa and Bora, both gifted pianists, on a "hunt for a white music angel" - the piano for my Belgrade flat which would add the ethereal dimension to a beautiful Paris salon-like apartment.

DISCOVERING MUSIC AS A COSMIC CHANNEL (Part 2, 2012-2013)

Music is the way God speaks to our souls MY 10-YEAR ASCENT ON THE WINGS OF STEINWAY, CLAVINOVA, TIBETAN BOWLS, FLUTES AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, BUT MOSTLY BEETHOVEN, MOZART, LISZT... PART 2 (2012-2013) INTRODUCTION Music was my first love.  Music has been a part of my being even before I knew what love was. That's because …