I recently saw a 25-minutes documentary featuring Patricia Kopatchinskaja about the life of a violist. It suffices to say that her passionate way of perceiving music and her connection to it got to me.
Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Lovely songs for a winter evening.
…but when I do it’s because it relaxes me after a long day.
A lovely, nostalgic way of looking at relationships.
I finally had the opportunity this year to join one of the Sensation events and I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. The atmosphere what intense, and the music outstanding. Here’s a clip from the show:
At the same time, I found out about another three day dance event that I’d like to share with you. Seems like an amazing one, but I’m not sure when I’ll be able to attend this one.
One of my favorite albums of all times. It belongs to Vama Veche and it’s roughly translated “I will return (as) a man”. The entire album is organized like a story, following a timeline. With a mostly rock and soft rock orientation (or at least that’s my classification, if you have a better one for the musical direction on the disc, please write me), the album captures the story of a young 18 year old boy, who believes he still has his entire life in front of him. But as it used to be a couple of years ago in Romania, once he turned 18 he was drafted, leaving his family and girlfriend behind. In the army, he is confronted with an extremely aggressive commander, who pushes him to desperation and turns his colleagues on him, as well as with a letter from his girlfriend who is breaking up with him. The boy, Andrei, finds some consolation in the arms of a caring prostitute, who shows him what love can truly be. Suffices to say that the commander finds out, and decides to go to this prostitute and find out for himself why Andrei cares about her so much.
I will stop with the story here, I wouldn’t want to spoil the ending. But just a final note: it’s based on a true story.