Very special. Merci!
My pleasure, Claude.I did especially enjoy both to hear and, for example by watching Chiara Tonelli (solo flute) and Sabine Meyer (solo clarinet) to see Claudio Abbado's aim reached: "It's like a conversation, in which one does not only attentively listen but also respond to the others and try to comprehend even the unsaid, feelings and thoughts."Heartwarming.
I didn't say much because I would have said too much.They are both of my generation. I've been following them right from the beginning. They were brilliant but it's their sensitivity that moved me. Brendel played with his soul. I never forgot the nights he offered us Beethoven's Sonatas as I had never heard them before. I learned to understand and love Mahler with Abbado. I cried when he died in 2014. It was like losing a friend. But they'll never go. They have given life to so many great composers. My world has been enriched by their presence. Thank you again, Sean, for your presentation.
Thank you, Claude. Re sensitivity: I enjoyed the tiny gestures very much, such as Abbado's little smile after the Allegro con brio, while Brendel is wiping his forehead. [17:43]
We always come back to Beethoven. Bravo.
I think even Hadschi Halef Omar Ben Hadschi Abul Abbas Ibn Hadschi Dawud al Gossarah would be delighted to meet you. :)
It would be quite a gathering
Ha ha ha, just imagining me being a fly at the wall.
I'm simply CLAUDE. But if you invite me, I'll go....with BonAmi, my walker.
Ah, Claude Pensive in Canada Claudia Curieuse au Canada, you and BonAmi are most welcome. :)
Truth is, Claude is anything but the "Simply Claude" she claims. I would suggest "Complex Claude" would be more appropriate, based even on just what little I know of the remarkable little lady and her life. She needs to write about it, but if I say that she will scold me, so I won't. Oops.
May "Complex Claude" scold the two of us, as long as, after all, she gives in and begins to write ...