In some British film that I was watching with my wife last night, there was a scene with a young woman playing the piano: Beethoven, Chopin, and another piece.
“I know that piece,” I said to my wife. Then, after a moment or two of concentration, I said, “It’s Schubert. One of his impromptus.”
Here it is. I find Schubert very appropriate for these incredibly sad times.
Also posted above is Liszt’s piano transcription of a song from Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (Winter’s Journey): namely, “Wasserflut” (“Flood”).
— posted by Roger W. Smith
March 22, 2020
Lovely pieces. The impromptus are not that difficult to memorize but playing them well takes a lot of practice.