In honor of Mother’s Day, my mom (also a Garden member!), recorded this piano piece that for you to enjoy during this time while the Garden is closed. The Japanese composer, Nobuyuki Tsujii, is a remarkable young man who was born blind and “is said to have achieved pop-star status in his native Japan since he shared the gold medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with Haochen Zhang, from China.” (New York Times) He wrote this piece for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011.
You can purchase his recordings on Amazon. But for now, here’s Elegy being played by Dr. Kay Byers, or as I know her, mom. And for all the moms and mom-figures out there, we wish you a very wonderful weekend. Enjoy!
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