Compared to the first episode of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, the second episode doesn’t have nearly as much music, probably because they’re building the foundation for Kaori and Arima’s relationship. But they did feature a superbly animated violin sequence using yet another Beethoven piece: his Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the “Kreutzer” Sonata. The piece’s first movement was featured as the piece all of the violinists would have to perform at the Towa Music Competition.
So for a more professional rendition, here’s the first movement of the “Kreutzer,” performed by Joshua Bell and Yuja Wang (I’ll be referencing this throughout the post): [Read more…]