Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kaprálová -- "April"

I listen to this because I like listening to it.

I adore the music of Vítězslava Kaprálová. This "April" Prelude is played by Antonin Kubalek. The tone of this piano! The touch of these fingers on the keys!

And I like the idea that April in Arkansas feels like April in Czechoslovakia (or wherever she was when she composed this -- somewhere "over yonder"). I can smell fresh grass after gentle rain...intuit early flowers...and there! -- the first butterfly!

Under the spell of these purling, daydreaming notes, I will also think about the atmosphere of a gentle friendship.......


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