Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel in B flat major, op. 24 by Gerhard Oppitz
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. And myself. 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. Existential. It lets me connect to my inner fountain.
I believe in the end everything is very simple.
If we dare to listen to our soul.
There lies all truth.
Be free, my friend.