Sunday, October 16, 2005

Drowning myself in the arms of music

I am now listening to:
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, with Alexei Sultanov on the piano, and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maxim Shostakovich.


No clue what could be looked forward to. I could only hope it is just one of those temporary down times. Trying my best to look for something that may lift up the spirits a little, but even a forklift may not do the trick for now.

In a world perhaps never meant for me, fear then that the search may be endlessly in vain? So carve a path unknown to any, shall I, in order to find a breakthrough? Yet, the wait to gather one's strengths may be longer than one thinks.

If what seems bleak is only temporary, I shall drown myself in the arms of the music, just so that the pain won't be as noticeable. For music soothes.

I like the contrasts in Tchaikovsky's music. I like the second and the third movement.


I found programme notes on Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, written by Paul Serotsky. Visit:

As I end this post, I am now listening to Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. Performed by Maurizio Pollini on the piano, with Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Paul Kletzki


mistipurple said...

py, i would love to hear a piece you compose. there must be beautiful music in you. wanna try writing them down?

oceanskies79 said...

Before I write them down, I should polish up on theory. I fear I am just as self-critical as Brahms. I know he burnt and destroyed works that never reached his level of satisfaction.

mistipurple said...

i do not want the pieces that you might be able to compose, to go to waste. you are feeling a lot of emotions, and i believe there is invaluable tunes that must be lurking around in your head. try just penning the melody or just hum into a tape recorder. don't waste it. don't worry about the theory part, or even the bass. just the melody will do.

Simple American said...

Never think you are not meant to be here. We all are here dispite our personal knowledge or understanding. God gives us life and then we choose how to pursue it.

Only you may lift your spirit up. You hold the power within. Focus on how to use it. We all have it. It is complicated by our personality. Learn yourself. Sometimes this must be achieved by studying others.