39 thoughts on “Mozart sonata

  1. A combination to soothe even the wild streak in this romantic. Your taste in music and musicians is congruent with this mature mans John.

  2. I googled Uchida, found a Japanese football star and spent an hour or so researching the link between sonatas and soccer. Such is the effect of your poetry on me JPFlannagan that I am willing to publicly declare my ignorance in (eventual) appreciation.

    • Mitsuko Uchida is a Mozart exponent now resident I believe in London but I may be wrong about that. I love her playing of Mozart; in fact she has recorded all the sonatas available in a boxed set from Phillips and I was lucky enough to receive a present of the set several years ago.
      Thank You Mike for your interest and of course for the great support.
      Always
      John

      Ps: if you go to YouTube you can see her play and you’ll enjoy as well as the playing the rather dramatic faces she pulls!

  3. Hi John,
    First off please forgive my email-like comment here. I didn’t know where else to post this. Please feel free to delete this comment if you feel like it.

    I am in awe of your creativity. It gives me something to aspire to. I ( and probably the rest of your readers) would love to know more about how you weave your magical verses. I was recently nominated for a special kind of ‘award’ called Virtual Blog Tour that lets one share more than just list blogs we like and I would like pass on a nomination to you (Link to my post: http://wp.me/p4X3FK-lJ). Here are the rules if you’d like to accept:

    1. Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.

    2. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do:

    •What am I working on at the moment?
    •How does my work differ to others in my genre?
    •Why do I write/create what I do?
    •How does my writing/creative process work?

    3. Compose a one-time post which is posted on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).

    The date I would like you to post on – 09 February

    Also please don’t feel obliged to do anything. These blog awards are rather annoying. The essence of the matter is that I am a fan and I am eager to learn more about your creative process.

    Best regards always,
    Sam.

  4. Dear Sam,
    sorry i’m slow getting back to you on this but today hasn’t been easy and i wanted a clear head before replying.
    Thank You for your compliments, i’m honoured and flattered, truly, and please know i never take support for granted, i appreciate each and every word of support i receive.
    i’m sorry i don’t ‘do’ awards i’m just too shy about them and would rather stay clear; please don’t think me rude, awards are not ‘my thing’ i just write and if readers like what i have to say and how i say it that’s enough reward for me.
    At this stage of my life i’m completely settled in Singapore after many years travelling and working in different countries and because of failing eyesight, osteoarthritis and severe bouts of sciatica i’m a semi-recluse..but i do go out on occasion to see old friends and i do enjoy strong family support.

    Thank You again for your lovely encouraging words. i have no answer to the question about my writing..i’m in love with words, their sounds, nuances and endless possibilities..what else can i say?

    You take the best care

    Big Hugs

    john

  5. And her playing of the other minor, 24 is also wonderful; have you ever heard Clara Haskil playing Mozart? For me, she will always be the best interpreter of the two minors and I give the nod to Brendel for the 27th and to Ashkenazy for 15 and 16.

    Best Wishes

    John

  6. Brilliant senryu John, how deeply appreciated you are by your followers, I enjoyed the lovely links they sent to you! It’s great to read you again…as I said , I moved my address and am in the process of rebuilding my blog. Much love! Holly

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