Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Joy of Classical Music

The autumn season has come... which for me means that my piano lessons are starting again.
That in turn means, my yearly ritual of browsing through every piece of classical music I have ever known in the search of something new to play, is starting all over again.

It may not sound as something very difficult, but finding a piece of music is the least of the work. When that is done I have to search everywhere for the sheet music, and then also finding sheet music that is neither way too easy or so hard that I give up in advance just by looking at it.

So yes, it is anticipated and feared every time.
But as it happens every year I finally succeeded in finding something.
This season I will be playing the piece "Anitra's Dance" from the famous Peer Gynt suite by Edvard Grieg.   

It is not the most well known music from that composer - I think the piece "Morning Mood" is the one most people know. But I am rather fond of this one, it is so happy and lively, and it just makes you wanna start dancing (it is a dance after all).

So that will probably be the extent of my musical progression the next couple of months. (besides the occasional musical numbers I always manage to sneak in, before and after practice)


  1. So how long have you played piano? Both my parents play, so it was kind of a requirement for all 4 of us kids. :-) I played for about 10 years, but, sadly, I quit once I started college. I'm grateful I can at least read music, hold a pitch, and keep time. :D

    Oh, and if you're interested, I tagged you in my Janeite Tag. :-)

    1. Lovely to meet a fellow piano player - you're right - just being able to read music is a huge advantage on so many occasions
      I have been playing for about 11 years myself. Through high school I barely had time to practice but I was completely addicted to the creative outlet it gave me (and still does).

      Oh, and thanks for the nomination. I'll fill it out as soon as I have the time.


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