The sadness is even stronger since the link was installed during my adolescence, a period of strong impressions.
I was only 15 years old when I bought the record of the Goldberg Variations. Some days after, my parents invited friends for dinner, a small-sized couple, very ill-matched, with a foolish daughter who asked me to go to play in my bedroom. Without really knowing what we were going to play -I was a bit afraid but absolutely not excited- I invited her to sit on an ugly armchair, during the time it took to install the sublime variations on the player. Then I sat down at the other end of the room. After few minutes, she went back to the dining room, looking sullen and disappointed. I was saved and free.
Thank you again dear Mr. Leonhardt. Of course, I’m a little ashamed to give you as a last present this story of little interest, but I hope you will not be too angry at me.