I was introduced to Classical music very early in my life, but that interest was (not surprisingly) limited to pieces that were easy to relate to. The appeal was simply the melodic simplicity. So much classical music is, to a novice, rather complex and subsequently difficult to understand. I could write quite a few Posts on this topic however, my point is that even if you are not typically a fan of classical music, give yourself the few minutes necessary to listen this video.
The piece is from Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations”. An enigma is, by definition, something very difficult to understand (our current world’s situation), and I find this sound very soothing and thought provoking (both probably very good at this time in our lives).
There are many versions of this on YouTube by well known orchestras, but I picked this one instead! I have no idea what the text says as I do not read Greek, but it is a very emotional piece of music … which is displayed very clearly by a violinist in this performance. Was their something going on in her life and the music just brought it to the surface, or was it the piece itself? Enjoy.