In these latest iterations of a chronic illness, I’ve decided to see what comes into my day and to follow whatever that is… for as long as it lasts. My visitor tends to be music, poetry or something intriguing from my reading.
Today went this way, to the best of my recollection: I opened my browser to check my emails and noticed I had left youtube open. Typical of youtube, it had picked up on what had been occupying my interest – Shostakovich’s Waltz #2 from the Jazz Suite – and offered me a delightful open air orchestral concert of it. I thought that this must be what I was to follow today when I looked over at what the algorithm at the right had been deciding I’d be drawn to. Hmmm… blind pianist plays his composition “Elegy for the Victims of the Tsunami of March 11, 2011 in Japan” by Nobuyuki Tsujii. I listened to this deeply felt, exquisite composition and was drawn to this young man’s genius. I’ve spent the rest of the day so far enjoying the many manifestations of his unparalleled gift. I was surprised I hadn’t run across Nobuyuki and yet I feel the gift was best discovered today.
Experience his Liszt – Paganini Etude No 3, La Campanella here: