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28.1.09

Transposition






While having breakfast with my friend Emily (also my musical collaborator and piano teacher - we're doing Messiaen 'Hawari' in March, she music, me video)  we were discussing my wirehair dachshund Finnegan and his love of piano playing. Finnegan has a Jaymar toy piano which he likes to nose around on. He especially likes to join in when someone else is playing. So in order to facilitate this, we have his Jaymar now sitting under my Kranich and Bach.

Emily suggests that Finnegan is most likely the reincarnation of the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau, one of the greatest piano players of the twentieth century. I can't be certain, but will update with developments as Finnegan's Chopin improves. there sure is a likeness there.

3 comments:

emily said...

the more I think about it the more it makes sense to me, Paul! lots of laughs, but also some seriousness here. Thanks for the delicious breakfast, can't wait for our Messaien/Satie collaboration. xoxo

emily said...

looking at it again, just for another laugh

Paul Rowley said...

Yes! I have to get some footage of Finnegan practicing his Ligeti posted here... he's all about the low-high stretches these days...