Wargames at the sound of Tchaikovsky

My old school. A teacher sparked my interest in classical music. © Charles Thibo
My old school. A teacher sparked my interest in classical music. © Charles Thibo

This is where the journey starts: my old school. It is here that I first heard the name of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. I was 12, and Pjotr has become my all time favourite composer since then. Like so many other boys of that age, I was interested in bikes, girls, soccer, Formula-1 pilots etc. NOT in classical music. But our music teacher found a way to get his message through. He counted on our rising level of  testosterone and our interest in all things related to war.

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So this is a music blog?

Now, that was fairly easy, right? A few clicks, some typing and here we go. A new blog among so many other blogs. Why then? It’s about a journey. A journey through music. Classical music, that is. It’s also about a misunderstanding. Classical music ist not for the elite only. It’s for everyone. It’s lovely. It can make you feel happy for a moment or two. It can help you catch a glimpse of eternity. It might even be fun.

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