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.

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BURN THE EARTH (Brucia la Terra)

Inspiration from a Neighborhood Muse A few nights ago, I got an email from a new friend and neighbor.  One of the things she enclosed was a link to a wonderful recording by Andrea Bocelli of a song I knew as "Godfather" (movie) theme. I have not played it in years. And hearing it again …

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.

SUCCESS! LIFELONG DREAM REALIZED AFTER A 6-MONTH QUEST, INCREDIBLE BOLSHOI EXPERIENCE

My first Serbian passport! Today, May 16, at 1:30 PM, I received my first-ever Serbian passport and the Personal ID card. After a few nail-biting moments in the last three days, my lifelong dream was realized. It took six months to get here. I took the first step on Nov 20, 2017. The passport and …