The past few days almost every night is a lonely piano night, in that I always begin with Liszt’s La Campanella and finish with Mozart’s Für Elise, if and when I stay awake long enough. The playlist’s an hour and twenty-seven minutes long, sometimes I fall asleep even before the Five Fingers theme comes up.
There are certain favorites in between those two songs: Chopin’s Butterfly Etude, Black Keys, Waltz in C# Minor and Waltz in B Minor, and Beethoven’s Rage Over a Lost Penny and Moonlight Sonata, among others.
I love how the piano calms me down, somehow. I think it’s the Waltz in C# Minor that goes like a heartbeat in the first few notes; it’s very calming.
I love how the keys can make so many different sounds, not just depending on what note they are but also on how the pianist touches the keys.
I love how in the last part of La Campanella it sounds like duelling pianists even though there are only two hands playing on the keyboard.
I love how pieces are called etudes and nocturnes and waltzes.
I wish I could play the piano, too. So that I could make these sounds that I love.