Wednesday, January 07, 2009

"Variations of Increasing Complexity"

It's not often I run across a tune in my music library that in some ways echoes my work. If any Baroque keyboard piece was capable of this, I'd have to say it was the Scarlatti harpsichord sonata in A minor Kk61, a set of variations (the only one in his entire corpus of sonatas), "of increasing complexity". First day of school after the Christmas break. New courses to be taught. A weekend flood which led to our entire primary end being closed off to students. This tune echoes my life at certain times, perhaps a reason why I enjoy it and find myself continually pushing the repeat button. It's always great to be able to hear good music at the end of the day!