In a few weeks I will be setting off on my beautiful bicycle to fulfil the dream of an extended tour from Sweden, through Europe to Turkey.
The journey really began when for my 50th year I decided to make a kind of pilgrimage to Beethoven by studying and then playing his monumental last 3 piano sonatas. It was a musical Everest from which I did not easily return.
So now, nearly 4 years on, I hope to expand and integrate such a personal inner journey with the challenges and delights of an outer journey, sharing it as I go by playing those sonatas whenever a piano shows up!
“For surely wood, trees and rocks produce the echo that man desires to hear” (Beethoven)
I look forward to sharing the experience with those of you that are kind enough to follow this blog.