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Chopin: Raindrop prelude

Frédéric Chopin, born in Poland and raised as a child prodigy, settled in Paris in his early twenties, and shortly afterwards began a liaison that was to last over a decade with the Marquise of Dudevant, known as George Sand.

They spent the winter of 1838–39 on Mallorca, where the cold, rainy weather and the fact that they mostly lived in a monastery without heating took a severe toll on the health of the composer, who suffered from consumption. Chopin probably wrote or finished his 24 preludes at that time, and although he himself never game them titles, George Sand titled No. 15 the Raindrop Prelude.

26-year friendship made deep in the ocean

Yoriko, the Asian sheepshead wrasse and the Japanese scuba diver Hiroyuki Arakawa met 26 years ago near the underwater shrine that the man had built. Their special friendship has been going on ever since.

Dvořák: The Water Goblin

The musical career of the very prolific Czech composer Antonín Leopold Dvořák was slow to start, but the 15 pieces he submitted to an 1874 competition finally didn’t only bring him victory and recognition but also the friendship of Brahms. From then on, his work was rated in Europe and even in America.

Debussy: The Sea

Claude Debussy born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye of France is the never-fading figure of impressionist music. He composed his piece of art entitled The Sea in 1905. The musical stream of the piano resembles a painting, as it reflects on each and every resonance of water.

The Pristine Waters Of Iceland

The water world of Iceland still invokes its own primordial reality. Miraculous waterfalls, crystal clean streams with wild salmon, fjords that offer protection against the wind and storms, and the sea teeming with fish. Due to purposeful human activity, all of these are not just snapshots of the present but examples to follow for the whole world.

Coral Gardening

A passionate man has devoted the last 30 years to researching the ocean and created an educational coral protection program with only one goal: to instill knowledge and interest in coral conservation, and thereby to help restore the ocean's life-cycle again.