After that, she composed herself effortlessly as a maestro waited for the next piece to play. Then ... her fingers on the keyboards again. I was again in awe as I listened to a very beautiful piece she was playing. I didn't recognise it at all. My friend with me is an accomplished pianist told me it's a waltz type... but can't recognise what she was playing either.
As she finished, quickly I approached her and congratulated her, and asked what piece it was.
It was "Waves of the Danube" -- composed by Ion Ivanovici, a Romanian military band conductor and composer of Banat Serbian origin. He was best remembered for his waltz -- Waves of the Danube. The Danube is the 2nd longest river (after the Volga) in Europe.
"Waves of the Danube" -- composed in 1880 -- is one of the most famous Romanian tunes in the world. In the United States, it is referred to as "The Anniversary Song" -- a theme song from a musical biographical movie of Al Jolson in 1949.
I thank God for meeting her. For introducing to my soul ... yes my soul this "Waves of the Danube". I shall listen to it again and again. A piece that brings not just delight but also a great inspiration!
Too bad I was in a hurry I didn't get the chance to ask her name; she's from Korea and she spoke only a little English.
Do stop when you listen to something beautiful, dear friends. Because God is sharing with you a great plan and many blessings He has in store for you. He will inspire and enlighten your heart and soul through it.
Sunday, 4 February 2024