Occasionally there are bumps brought out by a series of minor progressions and melodies. Then there are some triumphs with major chords and melodies. The first half comes to an end in a major chord - a victory, before life begins to plod along again. The same ups and downs occur, but this time the piece ends with discord and strife that resolves into a minor chord - a defeat that just has to be accepted.
Life plods along regardless of the circumstances and how we view those circumstances. Sometimes things end up well. Sometimes they don't. Either way, life goes on. This piece reminds me of that truth.
Coming soon, one of my all time favorites, Movement No. 1 from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Here's hoping that perform it better than I did in my freshman piano juries.
Josh Bryant is a patron of the arts, especially the musical arts. He also plays piano and composes as he has the chance. On this blog, you'll see posts about the arts, performance videos, reviews, concerts and productions in Northwest Arkansas, and more.