If you’ve been following the progress of these musical notes for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you’ll notice that they’ve been slow going with my output dependent solely upon my whims. Sometimes it’s a soundtrack that catches my ear and diverts me down that road. Sometimes it’s something else entirely. And sometimes, it’s a question on my Ask.fm that nudges me back on track.
In any event, I’m skipping Episode 5 and Episode 6’s post as there’s no classical music to speak of. The character development in the two episodes was nice and I enjoyed the musical sentiments discussed, sentiments like imagining in your mind how you’d play a piece before even touching the instrument. In classical music, this is key if you want to differentiate yourself. Every good performer will put their stamp upon a work and the resulting interpretations are why it’s worth listening to different performances of the same work. You may find that you prefer one interpretation over another. Besides that, these two episodes set the course for Kousei Arima’s next step: to perform Chopin’s Etude No. 5 op. 25 at the nationally-recognized Maihou Music Competition. [Read more…]