“Homesick for Sicily” Op. 49 –
This work is not just about the love for one’s home. Sicily is so marvellous!
Sicily’s beauty is touching, just as Goethe said: “To have seen Italy without Sicily, is not to have seen Italy at all, as Sicily is the key to everything. The purity of the contours, the softness of everything, the yielding reciprocity of the colours, the harmonious union of the sky with the sea and the sea with the earth… Those who have seen them once, will possess them for their entire lives”. You would like to go back there straight away, not only when you are far, but when you are still there, too. The music I wrote is a sweet, nostalgic and sad melody with mesmerising effects that arouse the desire to listen to it again and again.