I couldn’t take my attention away from her:
In a 2018 YouTube video, Eleonora Arkadyevna Breslav asks a street performer whether she may play their piano. She then continued to play Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, enthralling passers-by.
If you had been a participant in anything that transpired on a lively Russian street, you would have been a joyful observer. An older lady strolling by with her pals stunned bystanders on the street as she sat behind the piano. She performed a flawless piano recital on the spot, which stunned everyone because it was unexpected for her.
The gray-haired woman’s masterful performance astounded the audience. Even though the piano was old and slightly out of tune, she was able to get a professional sound out of it.
The lady kept smiling throughout, expressing how much she enjoyed playing this instrument.
The squeaking when the pedal was touched was the only thing that indicated the piano’s true status. That issue may have been resolved with a little oiling. The keys were somewhat out of tune as well. Regardless, the unexpected pianist was talented enough to create a masterpiece with everything she had.
Despite her age, the old lady displayed her ability to accomplish tasks that needed sharpness and quickness. She played with elegance from the beginning to the end.
Nobody knew her name, but everyone knew she was a world-class pianist. Even though she was small, her performance was hard to miss because she was sitting in the piano chair.
The synchronization of the piano and her death pleased everyone. They got to hear a talented woman perform who would have gone unnoticed on the streets otherwise.
When the music ended, she slowly rose and left with her friends, while the audience clapped and praised her.
Her unexpected show was a hit, and it moved everyone. Regardless of her age and the piano’s antiquity, the performance shows that real beauty and innovation come from the heart and soul. Everything else is only a means to an end.