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.

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 …

VIENNA GRAND FINALE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT AT SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE

For the full story, see this Yinyangbob.net post: VIENNA GRAND FINALE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT AT SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE Also these videos... https://youtu.be/T8K3tnzcF0Q   https://youtu.be/HpGezZY5boE Here's also a short video about what it takes to stage such a massive event:   SUMMARY: VIENNESE VS. AMERICAN CULTURE And now you can see how strong musical culture still is in …

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.

My new musical assignment: BEETHOVEN’S “MOONLIGHT SONATA” – 2nd and 3rd Movements

My next musical assignment... BEETHOVEN'S "MOONLIGHT SONATA" - 2nd and 3rd Movements This morning, I received my next musical assignment from my spirit guides. It is Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," 2nd and 3rd movements. Of course, I have been playing the most famous part of it - the 1st movement - ever since 2008. It was …