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To play Stringquartet is the best and most important thing a person can do with his life.
Living with The last String quartets by Beethoven is to devote yourself to the peak of humanity. This is where Beethoven takes us to a level never surpassed before or after.”
Norbert Brainin, 1st violinist of the Amadeus String Quartet, 1947-1987.
“This, The Gran Partita, was no composition by a performing monkey. This was a music I had never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing. It seemed to me that I was hearing …
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Reflexions……on the long way home today I was driving through the deep forests of ’middle-south’ Sweden in a fantastic winter-weather. Instead of turning left in the Målilla-junction, I spontaneously decided to confront a sleepy little town where I once grew up, cannot remember when I saw this place last time……Drow past the place where the music school once was and where my fantastic first cello-teacher told me where and how to put down my 1st finger…. Stopped by the house and saw from outside my old room where I practised 4-6h …Keep reading: Remembering an old tennis-racket…..
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There’s so much you want to fix and we have so much exciting Aurora things on the drawing table.
Lots of great artists, festivals and 1000 details, all to be packaged into final understandable concepts.
All this inspiration and job makes me crazy. Also all the undelivered “fantastic” ideas that are just gnaw at the conscience
It is as difficult as it is fantastic, and wonder if I will make in the end.
In addition to all this fun, I’ve just become a father and Edvin (my son) has a completely different concept …
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Coming down to London from yet another long residency period in the Scottish granite city of Aberdeen, I met my parents a Friday night in New Eltham, 20 minutes west of Kings Cross, where the Simms family were hosting me and my parents.(Even if my mothers annual christmas card is the only contact with them these days, I consider them old friends of mine since a few turns for William Pleeth in the early 90’s.) Using cricket as a completely non-understandable subject, the John Cleese look-a-like, Don, took good care …Keep reading: Memories from a life in a stringquartet, part I.