Just a little Grand – isn’t it amazing how the tops of them act as magnets for attracting pictures?
Note that while playing Grand music, the sea-neary is grand as well.
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Missing the pooch on the piano stool. (No, not really.) But I always feel a piano is not a piano without some music sitting on the stand, let alone photos on the lid.
Open sheet music, preferably obscuring other music books, says so much about the person, just like looking at the books piled on their bed-side table (not that I make it a habit to go into other people’s bedrooms I hasten to emphasise) — what they practise, what they like, what their performing standard is and so on.
A closed lid, an empty music stand: they’re like naked bereft bookshelves. But then, a photo gallery indicates that your life is not so empty after all…
And, since you ask, piano accompaniments for Strauss songs, Beethoven cello sonatas and a Bernstein clarinet sonata. And on the side, on top of a large pile, some Bach partitas. Oh yes, I live a rich life. Waiting. For the next rehearsal.
That piano has to compete with an active family and a TV. It is seldom used. The one in my study is a different story. Open, and with a book of the complete Beethoven sonatas on the stand. Tucked behind that the Scarlatti K466 and Grieg Peer Gynt. Then, on the violin stand, Celtic duets, Gabariel-Marie, and Mozart.
I wish I had the technical expertise for your collection, though.
I must clarify that I don’t sing and play all those instruments, just accompany talented individuals. Though not the Bach partitas.
But yes, I appreciate the grand is rather uptight when dealing with family life and that your upright is doing a grand job…
Don’t overestimate my technical ability, however. I certainly don’t!
There is absolutely nothing on top of my grand; I play it too often. Love your grand sea-neary. 🙂
You flip your lid when you play? 🙂
Gorgeous. And the sea-neary is missed, on this end… 🙂
Have a peep:
It looks like a beautiful place to sit and play Colin…..grand father at his grand piano 🙂
To tell the truth, I do my playing on the upright in my study – too many distractions, there!
Any piano I’ve ever seen had pictures on them – I thought it was mandatory.lol
There must be this magnetism involved!
Someone HAD to say it! 🙂
always ready to oblige
Now that is grand!
No denying it as a key aspect, is there? 🙂
Fantastic capture of that view, Col . . . what a great expanse.
Funny that I’ve never thought of including that bit of foreground before! It gives a different dimension.
Don’t you open the top when you play it?
We had a baby-grand at our house in Michigan (my wife is the musically inclined one) and I “plinked” making up stuff as I went going just by what sounded ok to my ears . . . I think that’s how Yanni plays.
The only thing that was allowed on top of my piano were a metronome and a pile of music. My memory for the notes is sadly flawed.
if that is where you live , you are one lucky son-of-a-gun
That is the flatter one of my two pianos!
Grand pianos are so beautiful. I love them!
The sound is great, too.
So viel Bilder Erinnerungen einen schönen Tag wünsche ich dir Grüße lieb Gislinde
Ich Ihre Grüße zurück. Diese Ansicht macht es immer einen schönen Tag.
Oh that view! Oh that piano! ❤
One does need to be able to play by ear or from memory, as I mostly do!
What is your favourite piece?
At the moment, Scarlatti Sonata K466.
I also love playing Grieg’s Peer Gynt, and the Beethoven Moonlight and Pathetique (all movements), but I need to re-memorise those.
Moonlight sonata is my favourite as well. Bet it’s magical to play against the backdrop of the ocean
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