Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Katie Maurice

New piano piece - Katie Maurice - by Maria Ljungdahl:

Nostalgic waltz. The melody is hopelessly unoriginal, but neither consciously plagiarized nor constructed as a sound-alike of some known model. Such things happen quite naturally, as this sort of old-fashioned waltz probably can't be written or improvised anymore without sounding like something we have already heard, many times. We know all the possible turns of the phrases in the waltz language, or can at least imagine any random but logical variation of the phonemes whenever we think of such music. The "Katie Maurice" in the title is a name borrowed from Maud Montgomery's first novel about the young Miss Shirley from Nova Scotia.

Katie Maurice - nostalgic waltz for piano by Maritune

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