Just a quick story to share today…
I was teaching my homeschool music class this morning, and we started learning about Franz Liszt today. After talking about his life, I played this YouTube video of Evgeny Kissin playing a Liszt etude to listen to as they colored a picture of Liszt. As usual, I had to explain that the performer they saw in the video was not Liszt because they did not have video cameras back then.
Then the oldest boy (8) asked, “What are those fancy letters at the beginning of the video?” I quickly answered, “I think those are Chinese letters, because this recital probably took place in China.” My student thought about that for a moment, and then said, “That makes sense, because most things are made in China.” 🙂
Afterwards, I realized that the letters are probably actually Japanese since under the YouTube video it states that the recital took place in Toyko. Regardless, I thought this was a cute story to share.