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favorite composer

October 7th, 2009 No comments

I’ve answered my favorite composer is Prokofiev for a long time. Pollini’s performance of his 7th Sonata introduced me to the world of classical music. I’ve been trying to listen all of his music pieces and attended concerts in New York whenever his music was played. Before I met Prokofiev, Schoenberg was the biggest impact. Somehow similar music with Schoenberg at least for me, György Kurtág became one of my favorite since his music was played by Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle. Because the name of Kurtág was unfamiliar to me, I went to the library to listen his music before the concert. The piece was Stele, Op. 33. I couldn’t find the recording, but a DVD of a practicing video and conversations between the conductor and the composer himself. I never forget the impress of the moment in the Carnegie Hall the day when I listened Kurtág’s music world. The concert won’t be able to be perfect if it was not the Berliner Philharmonic and Rattle.

Just- some scribble while I’m listening to Kurtág’s piano pieces in the middle of night. Wanna add that Kurtág and Schoenberg make me crazy and lead to the far far away from the normal world, I often listen to Mahler and Beethoven to keep myself in the reality.

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love

October 5th, 2009 1 comment

As I understand for thirty years so far, life is love. If we say there are Eros, Philia, and Agape in love, I started it with Philia, loving family. Then, Agape, unconditional love since youth. Finally, Eros. But, it’s not easy to determine what each love means for me when I face a love.

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bravo

October 2nd, 2009 3 comments

I’m not saying the hundred percent, but feeling like back to my normal life again. The Beethoven 9th symphony is filling my room and soul now, though it’s not my taste of performance. Cooking a dinner with my own recipe and drinking a sip of whiskey. Waiting Dudamel’s concert from LA Philharmonic tomorrow night. Creative thinking about my own projects. Some phone calls with family and friends. And, was somehow lazy in my office. Checking money in bank accounts, wow, when was the last time I’d received a monthly salary? Browsing around auto makers’ websites for a new car. Seems like I love my life and wanna keep going this mumbling bit more. Woke up with the first alarm among three alarms, turned a radio on, started biting an apple while making sesame powder milk drink, ate a tomato, put a vitamin and others into my mouth with red ginseng tonic. After a class in the morning, hit Chipotle to have a quick lunch. A rainy day made me melancholy from the dawn. It’s 10pm now and time for short exercise including sit up, push up and maybe Taichi. Then i’m gonna have a half-body-bath for minutes. Before going to bed, 5 minutes stretching. It’s a night like I wanna have a dream of squirrel.

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