Thursday, July 25, 2013

The birds really do sing Mozart

I was practicing some Mozart today (K. 330) and a bird actually hung around outside my window and started imitating. I thought such things only happened in books.

(I'm sure it wouldn't have happened with any other composer.)


  1. Love the K.330. The 2nd mvt. was the piece that opened up a whole world of controlled legato without pedaling (my teacher's rule on the damper pedal: "when in doubt, NO!"). Really sings under the right hands!

  2. Me too! The second movement is one of my favorite movements in any piece ever. And it's perfect for learning to play in a vocal manner. Glad you had such a wonderful experience with it.

  3. They'd probably respond to Messiaen, too.