27 August 2009

the un-forgotten song

Many years ago I lived in Kansas. A Public Radio station there had a relaxing-type radio show called "Night Crossings."

One night they played a piano piece I loved. When I listened for the title, they quoted the wrong name, although I didn't know it was wrong at the time.

They said Haydn; Köchel number this or that.

Years and years I looked and listened for that piano sonata. I was a musician. College music major with my 451 already! I was in Sigma Alpha Iota, for gosh sakes! How hard could this be?

Then one day it hit me...the dj was wrong. She said "Köchel," But HE chronicled the works of MOZART, not Haydn. As a music major I knew this.

After many years of searching, I realized the error of my ways. I loved the song, and kept the melody with me all that time. It was not forgotten, just categorically misplaced.

But I couldn't find it because it simply wasn't there. Until I learned where to look.

Once, I had a friend visit. She called for directions and said she was lost.
"Not lost" I answered. "You're just not HERE!"

I am listening to that very piece right now, on a lazy, cozy pre-autumn day. A rainy day off, with coffee and Yankee Candles, and Mozart.
Piano Sonata in A Minor K 310. The second movement, andante. Third movement, presto.
Performed Daniel Barenboim. From iTunes.

Coffee, anyone?

Music Playlist at MixPod.com

*unknown artist on the MixPod link*


  1. Anne, you march to the beat of a different sonata, that's for sure.

    And you're definitely not lost.

    Nice post.

  2. I really like this analogy. You have a great way of looking at life.

  3. Love the way you look at things!

    Lost...no I seriously doubt it!

  4. Nice post! Now I want to hear the music too!

  5. Wonderful background to my afternoon cup of tea, whilst listening to the pit a pat of raindrops. Absolutely perfect. Thanks for the music!!

  6. It is beautiful Anne, your inner music goes right to oour hearts. Have a great day! I just know if I like a song,,,I wish I could know ok that is a K310...its just like wanting to be like a guy and name everything about a vehicle...you know 454 hemmy blah,blah, blah...Maybe someday.

  7. I closed my eyes. And listened.

  8. I can relate to looking in the wrong place.

    Mozart is nice. Although, Marilyn Manson is playing on my playlist right now. Clashing big time with the Mozart. LOL

  9. I work out to music like Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Foo Fighters - stuff I SHOULD be too old to like!

  10. Wow I have never even heard of Slipknot Anne! You have diverse taste in music... love it.

  11. Mozart, eh? Never heard of him/her.

    Seriously though, it's a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing it.

    A little heavy cream and a dash of stevia, if you please.

  12. re: being here or not

    I like a quote that I attribute to the film, "The Madness of King George".

    I'm here but I'm not all there.

  13. Great post.
    A lot of inspiration floating around the blogosphere today!
    Thanks so much.
    Would love a coffee...

  14. Oh Anne, That is perfection! Both the music and your way of looking at things.

  15. Great post! Sounds so relaxing and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  16. celebrate the moments of your life anneh!

  17. I would love to hear the music.

  18. I love this type of music. Thanks for sharing it

  19. Beatiful post, very thoughtful!


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