Saturday, October 15, 2011

The silent world

Musically, I am still on a diet; never listening for mere pleasure, and sticking to a single composer.  Ideally, there would be nothing echoing in my head, but what reverberated in Poincaré’s.

Previously, for weeks on end, I stuck  not only to a single composer, but to a single composition:  D. 960;  Goldberg Variations.

Now, however, the playdeck includes quite a number of solo piano pieces by Chopin -- previously not conceived as in the league of Bach or Schubert, but my heavens:  these unassuming waltzes and nocturnes can be quite interior, worlds within worlds …

With excellent visuals:

That last one, with the score:

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