Updated: May 22, 2020
Hey guys! So I happen to come across a video of a Japanese pianist performing a tribute song for the victims of the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. The pianist, Nobuyuki Tsujii performs his composition: "Elegy for the Victims of the Tsunami of March 11, 2011 in Japan" at the Carnegie Hall. To be honest with you guys, I rarely watch piano performances as they are typically super boring or too long for me to keep my full attention on it. However, this performance in particular got my attention for the whole video and even stirred up my emotions(NO I DIDNT CRY).
This was how I felt in the inside after listening to his performance
First off, Nobuyuki Tsujii is a blind pianist (I know HOW DOES HE PLAY HIS SONGS SO WELL).Next, the melody of the piano piece was simple yet delicate and smooth to the ears. It was as though as he was giving my ears a massage( a little far-fetched but you get what I mean).Lastly, the emotions that Nobuyuki Tsujii gave off were so strong that you could feel it. I mean the man looked like he teared up since the beginning of the performance. You could feel the sadness, sorrowfulness and longing for the people whom he lost to the tsunami.
The piano piece started off rather with a rather dark tone( you could definitely feel what he is trying to express) and then transitioned into a brighter tone, probably signifying the aftermath of the tsunami: acceptance of the tragedy yet unable to move on from it.
I really hope that you guys would check this video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqoV4ZW7xTA and probably let me know if you feel the same way!!
Thanks for reading my post until now! This is just a little rant that I had after watching the remarkable performance by Nobuyuki Tsuji. Subscribe to my newletter if you like this type of content!