Today’s improvisation is in three movements (played straight through, with a little warm-up before the first movement).
Oh, the reason that I am posting this right now is because my desktop magically booted today. Who knows how long it will last.
Today’s improvisation was a small challenge for myself: I didn’t allow myself to use any octaves in my left hand.
This improvisation, for some reason, evokes a vivid image of Karlin and me standing outside her singing class’s studio while it was snowing.
Today’s improvisation was something of the opposite of my no-warmup improvisations of late. I spent about 20 minutes practicing the themes on this one, because I’m beginning to feel that my improvisations have not been pianistically challenging enough.
Today’s improvisation is something of an epic piece. I kept playing, and the song didn’t want to stop until I had played for 22 minutes. I must have been in a trance during the “climax” starting at 14:00. I regained conciousness in the middle of it noticing that I had no idea what chords or rhythm I was playing, simply that my fingers were washing over the keyboard like water. I’m really happy with that section, it sounds like a storm at sea (thus the title).