My Nightmare

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Do you have nightmares?
I have a recurring nightmare about having an academic concert (that is how exams are called) at my music school and realizing that I haven’t been practicing the piano for 20 years. A mere thought is sending a chill down my spine. But in about a month and a half, I’ll have to live through my nightmare…

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Ode to Joy (flashmob)

Just watch this wonderful performance. I am sure most of you know this piece of music by Beethoven.

Let us also all celebrate brotherhood and unity of all mankind!

Lean on Me

Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite songs written by American songwriter Bill Withers in 1972. It is called “Lean on Me”. This song was covered lots of times by numerous performers, but I really love the original variant.

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Amazing Music Video

I remember watching this video by ‘OK Go’ on YouTube and my admiration for its creativity.

So I was very glad to find this TED talk about this video and the way it was created.

What do you think about 10 commandments of the team?

Do you know any other example (or examples) of ‘Rube Goldberg machine’ videos?

hope you’ll enjoy this talk and this music.

 

Schedryk

Christmas and New Year are almost here ­čÖé It is a tradition here to celebrate Christmas singing carols (special Christmas hymns). I love this tradition a lot and I know many traditional Ukrainian carols.

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Oreya

Last week three of us (my husband, my daughter and I) listened to the wonderful concert of one of the best choirs in the world called Oreya. I don’t exaggerate. Since 1986 (that’s when it was founded) the choir has won 7 grand prizes and 25 first prizes at the prestigious competitions of choral singing. We are really lucky because the headquarters of this choir Cappella is in my town (Zhytomyr, Ukraine), all the members of this choir live here as well as its director and founder Olexander Vatsek. Continue reading “Oreya”

Jon Lord

Yesterday I was shocked by the sad news about one of my favorite musicians and composers.
Jon Lord passed away at the age of 71. People will remember him as an extraordinary keyboard player and the founder of the illustrious “Deep Purple”. I will remember his mesmerizing tunes combining classical harmony with the┬árock beat. My daughter will keep conducting her imaginary orchestra just “like Jon Lord”… Continue reading “Jon Lord”

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Greetings,
How are you this morning? Hope you’ll have a┬áwonderful weekend!

Today I received the new video from my favorite The Piano Guys (I am subscribed to their youtube updates. I love this video and want to share it with you.

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