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08 Apr 2023
Easter greetings with: Metamorfose for organ

When I recently looked at the first lines of 'Three Entelechies for organ, No.3 The Heavenly Ladder' a new organ piece came to mind: Metamorphosis.  It has actually become the expression of the Easter thought for me.  An extremely concise poem by the 14th century Persian poet and mystic Hafiz, admired by Goethe and Brahms, was my emotional guideline: "Wine is like the Lord Jesus Christ; it can bring the dead to life."  Provided they are able to absorb that wine of life within themselves. Because: "To be able to pour something full, there must first be an emptiness, the glass is the condition for drinking the wine." This text is from no.1 of "Four Quatrains on own text, for high voice and piano". https://hansbakker.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-249270_vier_kwatrijnen_op_eigen_tekst_voor_hoge_stem_en_piano.html        - For Free -



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