Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel in B flat major, op. 24
Listen to Brahms' Händel-Variations.
I find in it: simplicity.
Simplicity in its expression
which makes it unmissably expressive.
I find truth in it.
Truth in expression.
The music flows from the heart
and goes to the heart.
''Von Herzen -
möge es wieder zu Herzen gehen''
as Beethoven wrote to his Missa solemnis.
Immensely joyful this music is but also
very dramatic, full of sadness, lamenting,
comforting and peaceful.
I see the sea in front of me in all
its different colours and depths
when I listen to this music.
I find God in it.
The whole world,
like a shimmering caleidoscope.
Music is more than just entertainment.
Music teaches me about God, life
and myself .
Music is about the essence.
It lets me connect to my inner fountain.
in the end
everything is very simple.
If we dare
to listen to our soul.
There lies all truth.
Be free, my friend.