Friday, October 24, 2014

A tribute to Christopher Falzone

The young American pianist Christopher Falzone has died at the age of 29, taking his own life. To say that the long story behind this is tragic is not saying enough - but for the moment, please simply listen to him for a few minutes in tribute. Above, he plays his own transcription of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.3.

I would like to quote a poem by him that appears on another Youtube video in which he improvises a polonaise (the sound quality is not great).

He writes:

"The words that flow are countless,
We are eternally bonded with nature's gifts,
Our own talents give rise
to unexpected conversation,

Forever blending with our blood,
even most softly
The sorrow, the shame
disappear with trust

With laughter we become creators of love
With naivety we live for each other
With admiration we develop patience

And never do we forget who 
we were before, now and tomorrow"