I’ve not caressed the keys for ages. Now that I have resigned from my job and am clearing the balance of my annual leave, I have a bit of free time and maybe I should take some time out to touch them once more. But for now, I will have to make do with listening to youtube renditions and imagine myself making music like I used to do (but no longer am able to now – oh, the skills lost).
Classical – Beethoven, Moonlight Sonata
This piece has special place in my heart. It is the only thing I can play with my eyes closed throughout.
Romantic – Chopin, Nocturne op 48 no 1
This may not be as famous as Opus 9 No 2, but it is certainly my favourite nocturne as it has a wide emotional range.
Impressionist – Debussy, Arabesque
This piece is one that can be played differently, each and every time.
Jazz – Gershwin, Prelude no 1
I used to hammer the keys with my fist – just like in the video – cause it would hurt my little pinky otherwise. Actually, my little pinky would still hurt by the end.