Thursday, September 09, 2010

A Wish

It is always fashionable to say 'I am passionate about music/photography/dance/drawing/cricket/golf/etc'. I don't know whether people really understand the difference between 'passion' and 'interest'. Passion is a very strong word, but still people use that word just to sound fashionable. Is everyone who says being passionate about something really passionate about it? Or they just have an interest?

I don't know whether I am passionate about music or not, but, I would say music is the King of all the arts (Doesn't this sound fashionable and irritate most of you?). Music, dance, photography, drawing, etc. are all amazing arts when you want to listen/see them, but, what is more joyous when you are the one who is creating/performing the art? Even when no one will ever listen to what you are playing, dealing with music, either listen to it or playing it will give you the most ecstasy than anything else, IMHO. (If someone wants to contradict, please let me know what you feel.)

When you are creator, music will bring the most joy to you. By 'creator' I don't mean that you have to compose a new piece of music. Even when you are playing someone else composition, even if no one else will ever listen to what you are playing, playing a music instrument is a tremendous joy. This aspect is what is unique with music, I think so. A photograph or a sculpture or a painting will give you joy when others see it and appreciate it. Am I right?

As with most of my posts, what I wanted to tell you has nothing to do with what I have blabbered above. The personal wish (from the title) is that, I want everyone who reads this post to listen to one of my most favorite music pieces. It is Moonlight Sonata Movement 1, composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven. I wish that you watch it with your headphones without any rush or impatience. Even if you already know this piece and listened to it, please try to listen to this particular interpretation from Wilhelm Kempff.



If that piece of music meant something to you and if you liked it, try to listen to the second and the third movement of Moonlight Sonata played by the same genius Wilhelm Kempff. Thanks.

8 comments:

Gunasekaran said...

A photograph,sculpture,or a painting will give immense pleasure to the creator if he is passionate about it.
The moment he/she expects appreciation from others he may not be said to be passionate about it. In one of Somerset Maugham's novels( may be "The Moon and Six pence")the hero a painter will run away to a far off country and create many masterpieces living a life of a recluse. In the novel he will instruct his girlfriend or wife to destroy all his paintings once he dies.So all forms of art can give the creator full satisfaction without others being aware of it.(I read the book referred to above 35 years ago.So if there is any discrepancy read the book yourself.)

Dobby Severus Salazar said...

IMHO, all creations (including scientific) are resulting (and can only happen) out of personal pleasure....

Dobby Severus Salazar said...

Though music is one of the things that anyone can recreate precisely....

amudhan said...

@Appa:
Thanks for the insight dad... I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote the blog... may be I was high after listening to the music...

@Dobby:
Yes I agree... anything and everything results out of personal pleasure... May be I am an utter zero in any other arts... I love to see good painting, a good photograph... but I can't understand how would that be ecstatic when painting or taking the photograph... Of course, the final product of the creation may bring joy, but will the process of creating it?

Gawaskar said...

Being myself a self crowned poet
:) I enjoy the process of creation as well.Its not only the final things i am delightful but also on the progress.

amudhan said...

Gawas,
As I apologized in the comments, I didn't know what I was trying to convey and blabbered about other arts... I wanted everyone to listen to the video... Did you listen to it?

BTW, your poem IVAL (http://poetgawas.blogspot.com/2010/10/blog-post_08.html) was really very good Gawas... I can see how much you should have enjoyed writing that...

Gawaskar said...

Not at the first time ..
but when i listened to say i was kind of going into state of sleep :0
I tried to search the original but i found none in youtube.

amudhan said...

@Gawas:
Glad that you tried to listen... There is no original as it was composed by Beethoven and how he played can never be known :(

There is another very good version of this song (which is even more slower and you may actually fall asleep): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vRRrhJdWg