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 ! 🙂
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… 🙂
I catched this on tape from radio thirty years ago… now isn’t this the most wonderful ‘Serenade in Blue’ ?
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 ! 🙂
Some phenomenal playing by K. Sivaraman, the legendary master of mridangam… wow!