On March 11, 2011, the world watched totally helpless, as Japan suffered a magnitude 9 earthquake. The resulting tsunami devastated a significant coastal area. Those of us who saw it on the news may never forget the incredibly destructive power of “mother nature”.

Eight months later, a 23-year-old pianist (Nobuyuki Tsujii) appeared on the stage at Carnegie Hall and played an original composition entitled “Elegy for the victims of the Tsunami of March 11, 2011 in Japan”.

He played with such emotions that tears flowed from his eyes. The audience later gave him a standing ovation. Enjoy!

24 thoughts on “Emotions!

  1. Wow. We must allow ourselves to feel every emotion fully, whether Good or bad. It’s part of humanity.It is an emotional piece . Don’t feel bad for sharing. It is also part of healing. Even in your grief, your writing is beautiful.

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  2. Nobuyuki Tsujii has a gift that few are blessed to possess. Being born blind has not hindered his inborn talent. I first heard of him back in 2009, when he competed at the Van Cliburn international competition and he has since become a worldwide sensation. I so wanted to witness his performance at Carnegie Hall in 2011, but had to be content with obtaining the recording of Live at Carnegie Hall. I highly recommend his CD titled, The Best, released in 2014. He certainly embodies the words of Hans Christian Anderson : “Where words fail music speaks.” Thank-you for this beautiful post!

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  3. This is such a lovely piece made all the more touching by the way he plays from his heart! Got me emotional right along with him when I saw it before and you can probably make a good guess at what it did to me this time.
    Another great music selection! πŸ™‚

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