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.
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.
*unknown artist on the MixPod link*