busoni's seventh elegy
- mainly the first two pages - it has a delicious languor, and the hand-weaving, though not too taxing, is still quite engaging...
(ohh there's a realy delicious performance of an arrangement of it (or rather, a larger version of it, the Berceuse Elegaique - has the same opening) for 9-instruments on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyPoCbOL7E
I'm very much in the mood for languor right now. Any pieces that people'd recommend to bash?
I took a break from the Albeniz and Medtner to bash at some Beethoven pieces. My flatmate said to my flubbing of the Waldstein "Oh, that's really nice Stephen", which is the first time she's ever said anything positive about anything I've played. Got me thinking I'm a bit too mired in B-listers, that Beethoven really does have something special going on, or that, at the very least, if I'm going to learn a piece of music I should learn one that my flatmates like every now and then.