To evaluate a musical output like Christian’s, in the light of what
has been said so far, means entering into an experience of life
and into a sensitivity which feels music not only as a means of expression
but also as a way of life, of being, of shaping one’s own existence.
There is a necessity behind the lyrics - of which we shall try to
give some explanation in this introduction - and their melodies.
This does not mean that we are faced with a “perfection”, but rather
with something very human, for better or worse, which does not involve
a departure from the biography of its author. By “biography”, we should
understand not only the real facts of his life, but also those of his
imagination, fantasy and desire. Thus, for example, a girl from his
school whom he did not know (and with whom, incidentally he was never
to meet up) became the object of a passionate and idealised love-song.
In this way Christian “came to terms” with a revealed and vibrant
sentimentality (When she comes to see me...) but one that
was transfigured and idealised at the same time. Views and situations
revealed are sometimes the product of real experiences (and at times
hard experiences, like those linked to emotional solitude), but at other
times they are fantasies, or the product of a joy or melancholy which
only lives in internal images.