Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Beginnings Matter

As I listened to a favourite piece of music I studied my reaction to it and realized that with that specific one the beginning was the part which gave me the goosebumps and took my breath away (literally). Mostly in other songs the middle part is the one where I find all the character, and there are some others where the end is the part that I wait for throughout the piece. But when it comes to beginnings...

Thinking about it, only two pieces came to mind in which the beginning is what I love most about the piece (make sure your volume is turned up!):

Daniel and I went to a Johann Strauss New Year's Concert in Barcelona in 2014, and one of the last pieces they played was The Blue Danube. As I live and breathe today, I tell you that when the lights turned down low and in the expectant silence the first violin notes were heard I got such a lump in my throat I couldn't breathe, and I got goosebumps all over. 

Beginnings matter!

1 comment:

Sister in the Mid-west said...

I really like the Blue Danube, too. In fact I bought a CD of the best of Strauss yesterday, and listened through it 3 times already. The very first song is The Blue Danube. I played a transcription of The Blue Danube for a piano recital a handful of years ago. It was a beautiful piece. The hardest part to play was the opening "violins." It is nice to see that you enjoy the classics, too.