April 1st, 2007

Bach was a tease.

Have you ever had the thing happen where you go over to the piano and your roommate's Well-Tempered Clavier is sitting there and you open it to the first page and you look at the first prelude -- you know, the one that's in C and mostly arpeggios and mostly in the right hand, that one that everyone knows -- and you say to yourself, "You know, I think I can play this," and you sit down and play it and by God you can play it, for the most part, and for one shining moment you are filled with hope and you think, "Yes! I can still play repertoire!" and you flip excitedly to the fugue on the next page and uh. Yeah.