Like most you who are viewing this blog post, I also love this song. I requested my daughter to learn this song so I can enjoy listening to her daily practice. I remember well the night she recorded this video. Thank you Jade! You always touch my soul when you play piano.
This is a video of Mei’s first ever Spring Gala with Pacific Ballet Conservatory back in June 2015. She’s the little flower at the right end of the screen. Enjoy!
JADE IS 3 YEARS 11 MONTHS OLD WHEN WE RECORDED HER FIRST VERSION OF FUR ELISE. NEVER DID IT OCCUR TO ME THAT AFTER 7 YEARS, WE WILL BE RECORDING ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS SAME SONG – THIS TIME DONE BY HER LITTLE SISTER MEI.
MEI IS 4 YEARS 4 MONTHS OLD ON THIS VIDEO.
This song is called, “The warm-up,” most difficult for first time piano players like my second daughter, making sure she uses the correct fingers to play each note. Another musical journey with the second musician in the family.
The story of my life’s Les Misérables…
I first learned about this musical when I was a sophomore back in high school. Each class was to perform a broadway musical presentation and our class picked Les Miserables. I played Cosette. It was a memorable day…. too bad we didn’t have a video camera then. Find me on the photo below…
During those younger years, I never heard about Les Mis before and I only knew and heard songs from The Sound of Music, Grease, and Cats. It was during these years when my passion for music was at it’s best.
University of the Philippines Integrated School – 9 Silver (1990)
I took voice lessons since I was 8 and it was during my early teens in 1989 was when I first attempted to audition for a musical and sang On My Own (from Les Mis) and I Still Believe (from Miss Saigon)
In 2001, my husband and I watched Les Misérables at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Once the orchestra started playing their ensemble, I had tears in my eyes. Literally, tears pouring down my cheeks. It was a dream come true.
At present, as a mother who loves this production, I have greatly influenced my “almost” 8-year-old daughter and she can now sing most of the songs from this musical. Now I have to work on my 13-month-old 🙂
Here’s my daughter singing Castle on a Cloud (2010)
I can’t wait to see this movie and own a DVD. I am proud to be a Les Miz fan!
Break… break… break from photography and cooking.
Spring recital 2011 she was 7 years old and played “The Skaters’ Waltz” by Emile Charles Waldteufel.
Awesome melody to my proud Momma ears. Hard-work and perseverance are what it takes to enjoy this kind of performance at home. I am glad and really overjoyed that my baby loves her music.
Break from cooking…
This song was played by my daughter during her nightly piano practice. It’s a joy listening to how well she has developed her skills over the years.
I hope you enjoy this simple song as much as I did.