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Soundtracks of my childhood

Music has followed me all my life. But not the piano. Photo: Lone. 2015.
Music has followed me all my life. But not the piano. Photo: Lone. 2015.

The Danish saying, to come from a home with a piano, instantly pinsĀ  social status on an individual. From an earlier era, it classed you as upper class, sophisticated and well educated. In those days, working class homes had neither money to purchase a piano nor time to learn to play the piano, never mind playing it. It was a frivolous pastime reserved for the more well-off. And make no mistake, the piano was for classical music, not the sub-standard, vulgar jazz or, heaven forbid, Jerry-Lee Lewis’s filthy rock’n’roll that turned young people into sex craving monsters.

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