What a night! What a privilege! No words just total awe. Yuja Wang, perhaps the worlds greatest living pianist, thrilled us all last night with a never-to-be-forgotten recital at the UBC Chan Centre here in Vancouver. She wrote in the program, “This recital will hopefully lift all of your spirits, sharing music written by many of the great souls who have lived before us.”
Be assured Yuja all of our spirits could not have been lifted any higher.
One piano, two cousins, four little hands.
The joy of our two beautiful granddaughters playing together last weekend.
A reminder of the the first two movements in the key of ❤️
delete accents – acrylic on canvas 36″x 47″
Color harmony and tone come together with a little piece of Mozart.
The story of the painting, which I painted a few years ago, is worth re-telling. It began when I was attempting to master Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C, K 330, (without much success I might add). I had obtained a copy of the music in a music sale and as I struggled to learn it I became more and more intrigued by all of the marginalia written by whoever had been my predecessor. I particularly enjoyed, and could relate to, the note written presumably by his or her music teacher, “breathe”. You will find the small section I used for the painting at the top of the page.
For the completeness of this week’s Photo Challenge I thought I would search for a recording of the Sonata and found one by Deutsche Grammophon of Vladimir Horowitz in 1986, which was recorded in Moscow.
Why not follow along with the music and enjoy the mastery of one of the greatest pianists who has ever lived.