Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Speaking of Europe....

I just started doing a series on our Family European Vacation. Of course, the emphasis has been and will be on food. However, an observation concerning my other profession, that of musician, is that every where we traveled, there seemed to be a true appreciation for the arts, classical music included.
The wall of music greets you when you arrive in Vienna:
While in this beautiful city, we visited the Haus Der Musik, where they offered a free classical concert series on Sunday afternoons. It was only 45 minutes long and featured Bence Csaranko as violinist-moderator and Sugi Shin on piano. We arrived early and got good seats, but soon the place was filled to capacity. By the time the concert started, there were people sitting at our feet. They couldn't even see the concert, only listen! There was a wonderful variety of people there, anxious to hear the brief, but interesting commentary and performances of these favorite Viennese composers; Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven.

I have decided to offer my own free music right here and now.
This is my recording of Chopin's Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 performed on a Baldwin L. Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to download it and use it for non-commercial purposes.
 
Haus Der Musik: Before concert
During concert



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