Saturday, 2 March 2013

Happy Birthday, Chopin!

Yesterday was the composer Chopin's 203rd birthday.  He has aged well, his enthralling piano music sounding as fresh as ever.  Happy birthday Chopin!  Here are some of your favourite flowers, modest yet wonderfully perfumed violets.

This reminds me of my 'piano litter' - a bunch of gorgeous black and white Norwegian Forest kittens born eighteen years ago.  My dear Impromptu was one of these, and sadly he left us recently.  After a long and healthy life he simply died in his sleep.  We miss him terribly; a gentleman to the end, he never caused any trouble and was the reason this blog is called 'extraloudpurrs'.  His purrs were the loudest ever.

Rest in peace, Impromptu.  And live on forever in our hearts, dear Chopin.

Premier Vieuxtemps Impromptu in old age