Note from Yulia Chaplina . .
I hope you are all well, although I think it is a very hard time for everyone at the moment. So I decided to start a regular newsletter with some nice and short music videos to stay positive in this difficult time. We all know that music is very therapeutic and provides a great boost for our mental health. So I hope my music will cheer you up!
I plan to record to a short online videos with some very light and positive (jazz and classical) music and hopefully the pieces can make you feel better. I had a large number of concerts cancelled and it feels very strange not to have a regular schedule of upcoming events so this activity is great for my wellbeing too :) In case you might want to listen to me playing hardcore piano repertoire, you can find a lot of professional audio and video recordings on my website.
IMPORTANT: What do I need from you?
1.Your consent that you would like to join. I don't want to spam you so I will only send the emails to those who reply to this email stating whether they want to receive the emails.
2. If you know anyone else who might want to be a part of it, you can forward them my emails but please ask them to get in touch with me so I can add them to the newsletter list.
Here is an example of what you might get in your friendly "Musicbox' email (recorded yesterday and today):
Miller Chattanooga Choo Choo
Gershwin The man I love
Although it's a YouTube link, it is a private listing and you won't find them in open internet. The recordings of course can not compete with the Berliner Philharmonie "Digital Concert hall" experience as don't have fancy expensive equipment at home (which I might get, if this initiative is really of interest to people), however I have a beautiful piano at home and I really hope that you enjoy listening to my music.
I look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe and let the music brighten up your days!
Best wishes, Yulia
From Christina McMaster. . .
I hope you are all staying well and staying inside as much as possible at the moment.
What a strange time it is for all of us.
I was recently reading the ‘power of now’ by Eckhart Tolle, who writes about disease as coming from an imbalance - whether in our bodies, mind or the world. It is very challenging right now, but I do believe this is a moment in history to reconsider how we treat our environment and live our lives and question how can we create more sense of harmony and restore balance within the world.
I created Lie down and Listen to create more sense of connection with each other and the world using music and meditation. My plan was to launch an app later this year and I have been working away on creating content for this. However, now seems like a time when we need this more than ever and the beautiful meditation guides by Annie Edwards are just so perfectly suited to what we really need right now. I have been wondering and wanting to help others during this time - the nurses, NHS staff and supermarket staff are doing extraordinary jobs. I would love to be able to help more. So, I will be offering weekly Meditation and lying down concert experiences on the liedownandlisten website. I will be posting a new one every Friday from this Friday 27 March to help you find a sense of calm and support through meditation and classical music. I am a firm believer that our positive vibes can help others and hope you can join in on generating some good vibrations.
I am also currently planning some live sessions so do subscribe on YouTube or Facebook to be notified of these.
Meanwhile, here’s some soothing Satie - Gymnopedie no.1 which I just posted on YouTube this week...
Stay well and healthy, with love Christina x
London Handel Players (www.londonhandelplayers.co.uk)
In the second of short video messages and performances from my artists in times where our concert halls are silent, the London Handel Players (Adrian Butterfield, Rachel Brown and Silas Wollston) wish to bring a message and a little music to your ears for Easter. Please do feel free to circulate it in whichever way you may wish to.
J.S Bach Sonata from Cantata No.182
The London Handel Players have a plan afoot to work with their larger ensemble to bring the music of Handel to everyone in videos over the coming weeks, until they are able to play live to all again.
We hope you are keeping safe and well, we hope you enjoy the ensemble’s video and we send you our very best wishes,
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Tasmin Little, Violin
Raphael Wallfisch, Cello
Emma Johnson, Clarinet
Rachel Brown, Flute
London Handel Players
Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch