After returning to “reality” (as some of my friends call it) for 1.5 months, I’m beginning to see the return of eyebags from nights of working. But even in the madness of a hectic urban life, I’m determined to savour every single simple luxury in life, and that includes re-visiting my first love, the piano.
Never mind that the fingers are too rusty to tackle the tough arpeggios and complex passages. Sometimes, music is most beautiful when it is the simplest. Case in point: J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C BWV 846 from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1. If ever I have the luxury of listening to one last piece of music on my death bed, it would be this Prelude in C.
Gabriela Montero recorded a wonderful improvisation of Bach’s Prelude in C and unfortunately I can’t upload it here (sometimes copyright is a hindrance to sharing good things conveniently). But I’d be more than happy to lend you the CD. 😀