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. 🙂

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DISCOVERING MUSIC AS A COSMIC CHANNEL (Part 1, 2008-2011)

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 1 (2008-2011) INTRODUCTION Music was my first love.  Music has been a part of my being even before I knew what love was. That's because …

DANCE OF WATER

DANCE OF WATER What I do know about this Chopin waltz, published posthumously, is that when I was playing it on March 10, I was suddenly seeing quite vivid images of Dance on Water. Or more accurately, Dance OF Water.  Like an ocean or a lake. So I decided to make this film.  Enjoy! Chopin …

BEWARE OF BEASTS IN PRIESTS’ CLOTHING

America's vulgar and militaristic "culture" D'EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN CULTURE Oversexed, overweight and undernourished - spiritually and intellectually - masses led by beasts in priests' clothing Some 81 million Americans believe the Sun revolves around the Earth! The D'EVOLUTION cartoon in the header of this editorial was published as a Jan 2018 cover by a leading German magazine Der Spiegel. It makes a case that America is devolving - going backward, not forward. And I can add, the country has probably never been more polarized than it is now. That's a political view. But where politics go, culture can't be far behind. And in some cases, culture has been actually leading the way - backward, appealing to our most base and primitive instincts.

EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK WITH ROMANZE ANDANTE AS MUSICAL “DESPACHO”

A Musical Despacho for Santa Tierras (land fairies) of Rainbow Shower MOZART'S ROMANZE ANDANTE, SECOND MOVEMENT FROM "EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK" Eight days ago, while washing some new dishes I had bought, I received a download of divine-sounding music. I figured it was Mozart. But I wasn't sure what piece it was. So I recorded some opening …