Much as I love certain types of contemporary music, there are days when only the pure notes of the classics will do.
I started taking piano lessons at the age of seven and stopped, very abruptly, at twenty-one. Since that day, the times that I have sat at my piano have been few and far between. Music has always been an important part of my life. But, looking back, I now realise that I am one of those people who are moved my music from without. But there is no music inside of me. I have never felt that burning urge to create music. Maybe my heart was too full of words to have space for musical notes. I would rather spend any free time that I had with my nose in a book or scribbling little stories on dog-eared notebooks.
But that does not mean that I can live without music. So, as the weekend here draws to a close, I wanted to share one of the pieces that I most enjoyed playing by one of the greatest musical geniuses that the world has ever known. Here is Mitsuru Nagai playing Für Elise.