Tuesday, January 4, 2011

#4 The Smell of Fairy Tales

It does not matter if it's an anti-sentimental parody (and it is, of course). For me, this will always be a sentimental piece of Disney and Hans Christian Andersen. It's a love story about standing on a single leg. I smell fairy tales.

The music was used in Disney's Fantasia 2000. It starts with military march (excellent strings) and its heart beat is peeping even in quiet tirades. The piano is organic and very hardline.

Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Work: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F, Op. 102, I. Allegro
Recording: Dmitri Shostakovich, Orchestre national de la Radiodiffusion française, André

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