Lately – maybe it comes with age, haha… – I notice the power of music very clearly. Somewhere in the middle of the Covid lockdowns, we went to the rare Field Lab Experience Events – with two covid tests, serious questionnaires and all the necessary measures. But oh were we happy to finally listen to live music after spending months locked up at home, And there were five hundred people present! After the first couple of bars you could see many of us looking for our handkerchiefs… To experience this unity and to enjoy music together brought many of us to tears.
It would happen at home sometimes. Feelings of tension and sadness, after a couple of notes on the piano the tears would start to flow. Tears of consolation and relief – a beautiful way to relax.
Or such as the first time to the Concertgebouw after the summer holiday: we enjoyed a wonderful performance of the famous violin concerto of Dvorák, played by Augustin Hadelich, a famous Italian – German master violist. He played an encore after the official program – soft and melodious on his gorgeous Guarneri del Gesu violin. We listened breathlessly with two thousand fellow music lovers and I felt warm tears on my cheeks. It’s something unexplainable – as if your soul gets touched. The tears accompany a grand feeling inside – happy tears.