The exceptional/fabulous & one and only Nikhil Banerjee lived up to his own words: “My approach to music is very deep. I do not believe in compromise. My music is based on spiritualism and was practiced to know the Supreme Truth. A musician must lift up the soul of the listeners.” The footage of Nikhil Banerjee’s playing in the video above – taken from a wonderful documentary by Steven Baigel – wonderfully illustrates his statement. It’s priceless stuff that lifts up my soul ! 🙂
Monthly Archives: December 2010
The music of J.S. Bach : a taste of perfection in an imperfect world
I’m compleeetly touched by this incredibly beautiful Bach-piece, sung so wonderfully by counter-tenor Paul Esswood. As in many of his other works Johann Sebastian Bach manages here to let us experience perfection in an imperfect world. I know some Cantatas of Bach, but not a great number. When or how will I ever find time to listen to all of his Cantatas? There’s still so much to explore… 🙂
The most wonderful ‘Serenade in Blue’
I catched this on tape from radio thirty years ago… now isn’t this the most wonderful ‘Serenade in Blue’ ?
My favourite concert of 2010: Egyptian singer Amal Maher in Amsterdam
Amal Maher, the young diva from Cairo in Amsterdam on the 1st of June 2010. For me it was the concert of the year in The Netherlands. What a priceless present she gave to Holland with her marvellous singing ! I’m glad I filmed this in the Oosterpark ! 🙂
Marvellous mridangam solo by legendary master K. Sivaraman
Some phenomenal playing by K. Sivaraman, the legendary master of mridangam… wow!