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The luckiest person alive

“Every day, life is beautiful… Music is a dream… I felt this is the only thing that helps me have hope. A sort of religion. Music is God.” (Alice Herz-Sommer) Here’s an inspirational video about the oldest Holocaust survivor still … Continue reading

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License to fritter

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832, German writer and politician and Franz Schubert’s poet of choicce) thought it futile to try to write without that spark of inspiration. “My advice therefore is that one should not force anything; it is better … Continue reading

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With Shining Eyes

Conductor Benjamin Zander “has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it – and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, and new connections.” This 20-minute video is packed … Continue reading

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A judicious and festive selection of notes

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The Piano. A symbol of high cultivation.

“Next to books, there is no inanimate thing in the house that can produce so much profitable pleasure as the piano. A library and a piano are symbols of high cultivation. These two spread that nobler banquet where the soul … Continue reading

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In the presence of a master

“Play always as if in the presence of a Master.” ~Robert Schumann _________________________________________________________ Image source: via The Music Point Quote source: Tips From Schumann

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A Wonderful World

And I think to myself – what a wonderful world. __________________________________________________________ Image Source: The Music Point Quote: Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, in the song recorded by Louis Armstrong

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Remove the mask

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We are listening to an expanded present

“Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an … Continue reading

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Strength in my limbs and ideas in my brain

“I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am … Continue reading

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… to affect the soul.

“The end of all good music is to affect the soul.” ~Claudio Monteverdi Image: Je vis pour la musique

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An outburst of the soul

“Music is an outburst of the soul.” ~Frederick Delius Image: Pinterest via Midwinter Dream

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