SHARING A MEMORY, FAR FROM FICTION

Reading Stephanie Cowell’s moving evocation of the life and loves of French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet, pulled me back to my concertizing days. One of my favourite pieces to play was Franz Liszt’s Chasse Neige, an etude picturing a landscape slowly filling with snow. Liszt created what are called Tone Poems, precursors of Impressionist music. Another Claude, impressionist composer, Claude Debussy, visited elderly Liszt, who played a minimalistic strange piece for him, Grey Clouds. Anyway, as we say goodbye to one winter snow storm and wait for another, here is my version of Liszt’s Chasse Neige, published in 1837.

“The Magpie” by Claude Monet

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