Small Sonata Two

New goal on the blog: sharing music every day as a break and boost during these unsettling times. Hope this will brighten your day and help you stay well. 🙂 If you’d like to check out earlier posts, you’ll find the first of this series here.

Yesterday’s little sonata by Franz Josef Haydn got some particular love on the blog, and plus, it was fun to do, so I thought I’d record some more Haydn for today. This is another short sonata by the Classical Era icon.

You might notice a bit of a difference between today’s piece and yesterday’s: in particular that, this time, Haydn plays with darker colors and characters. Overall, though, the mood of the music is still bright and warm. The shifts into slightly more shadowy territory make the bright moods all the more vivid.

As you listen, I suggest again seeing if the music evokes any particular place or scenery for you. Maybe imagine somewhere in the outdoors, fields or woods or beside water. Or maybe, in this case, the moods of the piece reflect the shifting weather we see at the beginning of spring, with a final resolution into the time of new greenery, flowers, and long sunny days. As always, you’re welcome to share your thoughts and responses to the music in the comments.

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[p.s. Please ignore the laugh at the beginning of the third movement… I was still recovering from an amusingly failed take… 😉 ]


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