Some know the story of the shoe traders who went to the African continent last century, preceded by their intentions to sell their shoes to the inhabitants of these distant countries. Still, after discovering that they do not wear them in the first place, one of them said to the other who was flooded with despair: “Well, it is a great opportunity, because they have not yet had We will be the first.”
We can approach the story with what is happening in the world of classical music, as some believe that the latter wither and die. In contrast, others see that we are approaching more beautiful days with unprecedented classical music, which is confirmed by the conductor and musical director Benjamin Zander in a spontaneous speech at TED talks, instead of going into statistics and counting bands and record companies that have disappeared, the English musician proposes to provide an experience that demonstrates his belief.
Zander tells us that the pianist as a child lives with separate feelings as he gets older and deepens his connection to that instrument, relationship and knowledge, for the seven-year-old is focused and pressed on the fingers of the piano, far from obsessed with catching every note and pop-up tone, but after several years, until the eleventh year, and if he continues to play his musical compositions and consolidate that love relationship, he becomes more streamlined in playing. Also, his motivation is not to study what he plays as much as he is immersed in his music. Then, he hardly touches his fingers as a key to move beyond, and less focus his preoccupation with catching tones is more harmonious and melting in works and notes that he plays at the time with his spirit more than his hands.
Therefore, the curvature of the pianist and the movement of his shoulder and his head are motorised by the music that he plays, the melodies that make him move involuntarily without the slightest intent.
Have you ever wondered how much you love and are attracted to classical music? There are different proportions, some are very passionate about this music and enjoy it to the point of discovering that his favourite radio station and his playlist are full of symphonies and great compositions. This type of fanatic can collect CDs and vinyl, not to mention their eagerness to attend symphonic concerts, and they make efforts to have their children become pro-instrumentalists. In short, they cannot imagine a world without classical music.
That was the first type, which is rare. The second type is a bit larger group, and it’s about a blind or a neutral audition, people who neither mind nor adore classical music. The third type to come is the modern audition; people who do not listen to classical music and their experience with it is related to hazard.
At the end of these classifications, Zander mentioned a group of people whom many describe as People with bad musical taste. The musician rejected that description, ensuring that everyone has wonderful ears tastes. Everyone can differentiate between the tone of sadness and joy in the first “Hello” of their loved ones’ phone calls.
With a big gap between those who value and care about classical music and others who have absolutely nothing to do with it, the music-maestro Benjamin Zander has spread a whiff of hope and love in the hall by presenting a key that may contribute to bringing together all categories of auditions. Zander illustrated with the example of listening to a piece by the famous Polish musician Frederick Chopin, allows us to create in our imagination the image of a dear person who was here some time ago, but his path was changed for some reason, to leave a nostalgic effect behind and to remain a dream and reality in the heart.
Here perhaps the music will sneak through you, sending pictures, memories and stories that are timed on your forehead, and travel with them in your heart, for the moment there will be no greater than the dream, which classical music plays.