In the series of "Immigrant's Grief"
Please listen how Sergei Rachmaninoff is playing his own Elégie while viewing this abstract.
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( Elégie in es mineur op. 3 no. 1)
Living for 10 years in the States it seems my heart is still longing for Holland, even more during the past holidays, which are celebrated so differently compared to the States.
In Holland it is a family (and close friend) gathering, which I missed so much last week.
That's why and when I painted “ELEGY.”
was originally used for a type of poetic metre (Elegiac metre), but is also used for a poem of mourning, from the Greek elegos, a reflection on the death of someone or on a sorrow generally - which is a form of lyric poetry.
An elegy can also reflect on something which seems strange or mysterious to the author.
In addition, an elegy (sometimes spelled elegíe) may be a type of musical work, usually in a sad and somber attitude.
As you can see I added some musical notes, which you can find in a lot of my art work.
Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) is regarded as one of the most influential pianists of the 20th century.
Most of Rachmaninoff's pieces follow a melancholy, late-Romantic style akin to Tchaikovsky, although strong influences of Chopin and Liszt are apparent.
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Small mixed media COLLAGE
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