'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

MenoSunday; Life Lived Easy

Another first Sunday and a day to play a little longer...

"Distant Sun"; OM-YAM-yum designs at RedBubble

Stephen Hough is something of a piano idol for me. Rachmaninoff is one of my composer idols. Put the two together and I start to think fireworks, volcanoes and the occasional shower of snow. Snap, crackle and pop. Having heard SH play on recitals over the radio on a number of occasions, it was with great delight and enthusiasm that I attended a concert in Sydney; not Rachy on that occasion though ... Chopin, from memory... [..... hmmm go tubulating again YAM...]

This was on the verge of being entered in the desert island collection (oh, I haven't forgotten... prepare yourselves!), but gee, golly gumdrops, others just insy-winched it out. Anyway; this clip has a great little intro before the concert.  Enjoy!

ooh oohhooohhhhhhh.... I found the very concert I attended at SOH... will just put in the final movement for you here. (It was in 1996, BTW.)


  1. Fireworks and volcanoes is just the right image.
    Cheers! Gail.

  2. that's muzak for a foggy sunday... many thanks for sharing :o)


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