As some of my readers know, last Saturday I played an improvised organ recital based on the motives from the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.
Here's what two of my listeners wrote about it in my testimonial book after the recital:
Arthur: "Unique and magnificent improvisations, each time new and never the same."
Vadim: "If one wants to hear not only classical music but some of the finest contemporary masterpieces which are unique for their improvised content neither too conventional to be boring but neither excessive with intricacy to be misunderstood - they should check out Dr. Pinkevicius performances".
I'm grateful for this feedback from my student Vadim and his friend Arthur whom I invited to sit behind the organist bench during the recital so they saw everything from up close.
Here's the video and my blueprint I had in front of me on the music rack during the performance. I hope you'll enjoy the musical story.
And if you choose, just like these listeners, to share your thoughts about this performance, I would be immensely grateful.
PS I will play my next improvisation recital based on the motives from the Lithuanian folk fairy tale "Egle, Queen of Grass Snakes" at Vilnius University St. John's church on August 22.
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