Feeling a little better each day, but getting very little done except a few sketches for Paper, Paint, Pencils and Pens
, where this fortnight's theme is 'Music and Musicians'. As I am not getting out to see any musicians, I am concentrating on musical memories, which has been fun and the cause of a good deal of discussion and laughter in the family.
|'Sparky and his Magic Piano'|
Pitt Pen and Coloured Pencil - Jez
The Sparky records on the radio in about 1947 or 48 were my introduction to the wonderful music of Chopin, and to other classical music. I had never heard anything like it, and fell in love with it. Does anyone else remember Sparky and the piano that played the music for him?
One day my younger daughter blew into her recorder. A large earwig shot out of the other end, and she screeched in horror. She just reminded me that I said sympathetically "Well, that shows you haven't been practising". And that was the last note she ever played on a recorder.
Well, the sketch with its story tells you everything here.
The three of them, each with their own piano-accordion, took lessons together for a couple of years until their teacher married and moved away. And they all moved on to different instruments.
Musical memories of seeing a special production of 'Madame Butterfly'.
Linking to Paint Party Friday, Paper Saturdays