“Only When We Are So Old. Only! We Are Aware Of The Beauty Of Life,” 109-Year-Old Alice Sommer

Here are a few clips from The Lady In Number 6: Music Saved My Life, a 2013 Oscar-winning documentary about Alice Herz Sommer (1903-2014) who, in 2013 was thought to be the world’s oldest pianist. She was also a Holocaust survivor. She describes her relationship with music, its beauty, it’s ability to give hope.

“Only when we are so old. Only! We are aware of the beauty of life.”
– Alice Herz Sommer

I never hate and I will never hate. Hatred breeds only hatred.
– Alice Herz Sommer

It depends on me whether life is good or not. On me. Not on life. On me. Everything is good and bad. I look at the good side.
– Alice Herz Sommer

Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, Valentina Lisitsa:

Beethoven’s Pathetique, Daniel Barenboim:

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