Rubato is a definition in musical interpretation.
Originally it means “robbed” time, i.e. stolen time.
Meaning that the interpreter, the performer,
can play “off” or “around” the metrum.
Rubato is defined during the Romantic Period.
When you’re listening to my PianoTweets,
you might notice that I use this very often,
almost in all pieces.
Very rarely I use a metronome.
For me Rubato is a way of “talking musically”,
using tempo variations as well as great volume dynamics.
Rubato – PianoTweet no. 555
Every day is filled with challenging moments.
So many different situations and atmospheres
to handle, to improvise with,
to feel, to review, to learn from…
And all that together seems to be
a walk, some serial steps into daily future.
Through the unexpected landscapes
and the unbelievable woods,
that we experience and absorb as
Walking through Life – PianoTweet no. 554
(text written on June 21st, 2012)
We just experienced this year’s Shortest Night.
My father used to joke:
“From today we’re heading for our winter holidays again!”
But for many of us it also means a point of return.
A Midsummer Night.
A turning wheel,
with new points of view,
decisions and other strategies.
And what do I do?
What will happen to me?
I decide to live closer to the upcoming day,
enjoying every day’s new miracles.
Shortest Night – PianoTweet 450
We all know about complications in life.
So does this music.
you have to admit that
complications are there to be solved.
Just be aware of the harmonic possibilities.
Complications – PianoTweet no. 553
Keep on Dreaming.
I keep on Dreaming.
Sometimes it is said to and about people
that seem to have outrageous wishes and dreams.
Almost meaning to get back to “normal”…
To have your dreams
as a meaningful and decisive engine during life.
So keep it going and Dream!
Keep on Dreaming – PianoTweet no. 552
Hope is like an open end.
A source of continuity,
like a suggestion and an appointment
to a next part:
You can hear it that at the end of this piece.
There’s always a solution,
or in future,
a new direction,
a better alternative:
for everyone and everything.
There’s Always Hope – PianoTweet no. 551
Use your own fantasy and
your own creativity,
to associate free
what the subject of this music could be…
I’m curious! 🙂
Your Fantasy – PianoTweet no. 550