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“Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.”  

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It’s Beethoven’s time again 🙂

I just can’t believe that Beethoven was deaf. His music is fantastic!

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My student is playing a simplified version of the 1st movement of “Moonlight Sonata”. I brought a CD for her to listen and the sheet music too. To our surprise we couldn’t follow the music while listening to a CD because … because we got lost. Interesting, we thought, and began to listen one more time. Same effect. One more time and then we figure it out. The pianist skipped a part, played something like Moonlight sonata but his (her) own version and then came to the final part with a melody in the left hand. I have no idea who is playing on this particular CD, it was a gift from my friend long long time ago when CDs were more of a luxury in our life. Anyway, I asked my colleague to join me and we tried to follow the music again. That was fun 🙂

I came home and found all my CDs with Beethoven’s Sonatas. Now I know that when I want to I can listen to Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter, Michael Pletnev or Alfred Brendel.

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We went to Royal Ontario Museum today. Haven’t been there for a long time. Some memories from the past came to my mind… We used to live in downtown.

I love the museums. We saw dinosaurs, chinese architecture and japanese bottles, lots of animals and went into the bat cave… And then we saw a new exhibition. Jorinde Voigt: Beethoven 1-32. You can read a bit more about it here. You can even see a few pictures there. I didn’t quite get it how it was done, so I think I will do some research later…

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