Music brings people together, there is so much beauty in this world which is emphasized thanks to music. Classical music is and will always be the best invention in my eyes. The way they produced music back in the day with those extraordinary instruments are beyond believe.
Some of these instruments now are worth thousands of dollars and have been made with such a delicate that it’s almost unbelievable they could do this back then.
With my daughter we visited a 5 star restaurant somewhere uphill in London for a special high tea. I had never been but my daughter insisted and she knew my passion for classic music. The moment we entered the area the music was already playing. It was one of the most beautiful experiences with classic music and fine dining I had encountered.
The harp is used for many soundtracks. For example the movie soundtrack of Harry Potter, the entire series, the harp is a common used instrument.
The composer is John Williams and he did a fabulous job. The music is such recognizable to so many fans. Even people who haven’t seen any of the movies know the music. And you did something very great when that is the case.
The harp in this case brings a lively Christmas feeling with it that you don’t often see in other music parts. I believe John Williams did a lot with Christmas as his subject for the music. Every time he hits the right notes and uses natural elements to awake a classic feeling within you while listening to his masterpieces.
For work I am now staying a while in Russia. I get educated and the possibility to play for important people with taste. People who appreciate the beauty of classic music. Dancing is big part of these plays and I wished I could let myself go as those beautiful creatures.
In Russia life is different but good. I had to leave quite fast and I just extended my expat health insurance which covers many countries. It’s uncertain yet how long I will stay here and therefore best to get a global coverage. For a musician my age that will become your biggest concern. I can’t afford to lose days due to a sickness which could have been cured easily.
One thing that was striking was why doesn’t the media show how beautiful Russia really is. The country, the food, the people and the culture. It is all amazing and the people sincerely love their country. Tonight I have the pleasure to play a classical piece as part of an ensemble and I need to wrap this up.
A new adventure has crossed my path and I am ready for it. Our new adventure will bring me close to my daughter again, although she traveled a lot to visit me it is always nice to be close to family.
For the last recent years I have been traveling playing and learning. I think one year I will take off, and only listening to other peoples’ art in music and performances.
Sorry this post will be very short as I need to say goodbye to everyone and need to prepare a traditional party for all my friends and now ‘family’. Russia is one of the best places I had the pleasure in visiting. They really took me in as one of their own and I can’t believe the media is not more supportive towards this beautiful country.