Over the Easter weekend we watched the old MGM favourite “Easter Parade”. I’d forgotten that the film includes Fred and Judy’s version of “I Love a Piano”. I should have remembered the song when it was Piano Day a couple of weeks ago. Certainly a fitting celebratory song for the occasion! The song is by…… Continue reading I Love a Piano
Did you know that today is Piano Day? For the last few years lovers of the piano from all around the world have been celebrating their favourite instrument on this special day. Why today? There are 88 keys on a conventional piano keyboard and today is the 88th day of the year. If you visit…… Continue reading Happy Piano Day!
Michael and I were married on the last Saturday of July in 1976, the year of one of the UK’s most memorable heat waves. The sky was a cloudless, vivid blue until half an hour before the ceremony when a freak shower dampened the dust and freshened the roses beside the path to the church.…… Continue reading Book Blog: 300 Bridesmaids by Jenny Worstall
This wonderful image is the Ode to Joy art installation by Giacomo Zucca in Bundesstadt, Bonn. As far as I’m able to work out, the piece was commissioned by the Goethe Institute for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth last year. As I told you in my Music Blog a couple of weeks ago, I…… Continue reading So, who was Elise?
If you enjoyed the Berceuse by Frank Bridge that I blogged about in My new favourite piano music! , I think you’ll love this piece. A friend has loaned me the music, and believe me, it’s tricky. But lovely! https://youtu.be/r6IwSqFvWeI Thanks for visiting my blog today.
At the start of the year I rented a piano and I’ve enjoyed learning some new tunes as well as playing pieces that have been familiar since childhood. In the late 1950s I had a wonderful piano teacher who got me to Grade 3 and a less wonderful teacher who helped me to Grade 5.…… Continue reading My new favourite piano music!
This is a cute cat video from 1934 although the mouse looks more like a rat to me! https://youtu.be/oa9xiRXO7Aw Have a Happy Caturday!