“Ich komme vom Gebirge her,
Es dampft das Tal, es braust das Meer,
Ich wandle still, bin wenig froh,
Der Wanderer, 1821- Georg Philipp Schmidt von Lübeck
I have briefly introduced myself on my ‘About’ page, but in case you have no wish to make the detour, here is a short version:
I am Olivia Steindler, a violinist and Italian blogger who has been living in Paris for more than fourteen years. I am a Romantic and passionate about this revolutionary movement, which has been transforming Europe for almost 200 years. It all began with the little known music of Paganini, my first challenge until the day I understood that to be a Romantic was a true act of rebellion!
Romanticism is by no means an outmoded point of view. It is ever present and in a state of perpetual transformation.
Do you never feel the need to question the meaning of life? You’re always seeking answers and reassurance, yet you sense that this feeling of discomfort is leading you towards something greater, that this feeling of unease may be the source of a spontaneous and pure expression.