Ernesto Cortazar


I discovered Ernesto Cortazar about three or four years ago.

He was born in Mexico and died in 2004.
I have never heard anyone play a piano quite like he does. It is with such a gentle passion.
You can find his music on Youtube
Anyway, this is just one fav of his . There are so many as lovely but …..this suits the snow and winter right now.

( Tribute to Ernesto Cortazar)

He plays


I float upon the waves.

Adrift in his melodic seas
my soul feeds on
those oh-so-perfect notes.

So cold
is winters cowl
I shrink from her icy reach


need the clasp of
sparkling jewels she shares to
feast these weary eyes upon.

And still,

he plays for me…

Even though his time has passed
his music lives and lures me
like a siren call
to fall in tune with all of
natures blessed harmonies.

I can cross the great divide
turn again to love
look toward days to
come as yet


embrace them.

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 For the way he plays and to those he has given so much joy and happiness, he is one of my everyday ‘heros’.

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

15 thoughts on “Ernesto Cortazar”

  1. My AC fell apart yesterday, the head still works in the car, I sure would welcome true winter right about now. Lovely piece, it soothe my headache. (sigh) Happy Friday!

  2. Thank you for the introduction to Ernesto Cortazar.
    A wonderfully written tribute to him and his music.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  3. Beautiful music…I did not know his work before, but do love the piano. Thank you for letting us know about him.

  4. I can cross the great divide
    turn again to love
    look toward days to
    come as yet


    embrace them.

    Music does that to me, too… especially piano music. I grew up around it (my mom’s a piano teacher). Thanks for this!

  5. Musical heroes – what a delight to read about someone who brings you close to the richness and joy of very life itself. Your words do him great honor, I think, and its clear voice sounds so crystalline in sharing the passion and the beauty his music bestows on you. Thank you.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to a gifted pianist. I have an old upright grand that needs tuning and must do it soon or I fear as my RH gets worse it may be too painful a task. I love the piano. Thank You!

  7. Really nice tribute. Listening to the piece you provided as I read your poem, the two mediums, poetry and music, mesh together seamlessly. I really like your choice of imagery in here, very strong, with clasp of jewels, winter’s cowl, icy reach and the siren’s call. Really fine job here. Thanks

  8. lovely…his playing and your dedication to him in this…music has that magical ability to transport us to other places…even in the cold it brings warmth within us…thanks for sharing this…

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