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Music that breaks your heart

In London, I would go to concerts several times a week. In the Netherlands, I have fewer opportunities to do so, although theoretically, I could go every single day. I choose not to.

On Tuesday, I chose to attend the pre-dinner concert in Utrecht. I have played and heard Mendelssohn's works before but not his piano trio number 1.

There have been times when I sit in the audience and get touched by the music. I don't know whether it's the quality of the playing, the composer's talent, or that particular moment in time that touches me. On such occasions, my heart becomes alive, and I am moved.

Last week, I wrote a melody that's different from any other I've written before. When I played it with improvised accompaniment, someone said that it was a piece about crossing mountains and seas in search of love. I could hear the orchestra in the background but I was not able to mimick it on the piano.

I want to write music that touches the heart. But right now, I can only hear music that breaks my heart.

25 March 2004 Thursday

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Anne Ku at Ilp in May 2001
Anne Ku

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