Daily Archives: 2011年11月13日

an afternoon in Kanazawa

I sorted out a thing this morning and then went out to the city. A couple, our friends, sold some stuff on the street and we visited their place to say hello. We looked for a lump shade; there was a nice one, but could not make up our mind to buy it. We went to a tea shop to buy some tea leaves, walking back to the street slowly. We were going to buy a pack of rice crackers, but the store was already closed.

Open market in Yasue street, Kanazawa

A cute dog facing another dog in a shop

We went down to Asano river

We ran into a garden with a huge tree

houses in the street

played list

J. S. Bach
From Well-tempered Clavier II
Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880
Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881
Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp Major, BWV 882
Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp Minor, BWV 883
Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884
Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885
Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A-flat Minor, BWV 886

Mephisto-Walzer I in A Major, S. 514

Deux Arabesques I in E Major, L. 66
Suite Bergamasque, L. 75
1. Prélude in F Major
2. Menuet
3. Clair de Lune in D-flat Major
4. Passepied in F-sharp Minor
Rêverie, L.68
Ballade, L.70

Sonata No.2, Op. 36 (1913 Edition)

Gabriel Fauré
Nocturne No. 2 in B Major, Op. 33, No. 2
Nocturne No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 3
Nocturne No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 36


I found Rach’s 2nd sonata so powerful that it burns away my negative
feeling when I have finished playing it. I like the second movement.
I did not notice when the second ended and the third movement started
today, though.

I played some pieces by Debussy. I am not particularly fond of his
compositions, but I realized that you need a complexity in your mind
to appreciate its elegance and beauty. Those pieces are certainly
beyond words. I felt something in me that cannot be verbalized, a
vague discontent or ill feeling, but it was gone after I have gone
through those pieces. I may have understood his music a bit
better. Perplexity. It is one of the reasons why we need music.