Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Streaming Courante

Today while playing the Courante I thought of a water running in a stream. No reason, except maybe channeling Schubert --- anyway, it was wonderful to play the Courante while thinking of water dancing over rocks, swirling in eddies, falling over cliffs…in the second section when the piece modulates to a minor key, it's like the stream is running through a dark, deeply wooded area – cool and mysterious - then after a long trill (bird songs?) emerges out of the forest and continues it’s journey to the sea in sunlight and warmth.