September 07, 2004

Touching that which I cannot see

There are several things that soothe my tired soul: soaking in frightfully hot water, reading, and listening to Chopin; the Ballades specifically. So, tonight I am listening to that which soothes my soul. S'il vous plaît, Monsieur Chopin, jouent le piano pour moi?

Posted by Rae at September 7, 2004 09:41 PM

I like his preludes, myself. Particularly in C minor and B minor, partly because I can play those.

Posted by: Nathan at September 7, 2004 10:01 PM

Wait a minute, I thought you spoke Spanish, not French? Don't tell me that you know French and somehow after all these years I don't know that? Surely, you just have a few phrases in your pocket and not mastery over a third language. You my dear, are a mysterious woman!

Posted by: Kris at September 8, 2004 07:38 AM

Chopin is always beautiful. I don't listen to him a lot, though, because for some reason I strongly dislike the sound of the piano (especially the solo piano).

While you're at it, I would also reccommend you some of the Lyric Pieces of Edvard Grieg. They're as beautiful as any of Chopin's, and they are able to express a wider range of emotions without extremism. 100% recommended.

(P.S. I could prepare an MP3 or OGG file of one of these so that you might get a taste. Let me know if you're interested.)



Posted by: Eduardo at September 8, 2004 10:12 AM

I was one who didn't care for solo piano either. That all changed when some of my favorite little people started playing the piano. The sound gives me great joy.

Posted by: R at September 11, 2004 08:21 AM
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