Daily Archives: 2011年11月15日

played list

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2
Sonata No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 1

Franz Schubert
Impromptus, D. 899 (Op. 90)
No. 1 in C minor
No. 2 in E-flat major
No. 3 in G-flat major
No. 4 in A-flat major

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, 3rd Movement, Op. 28
Sonata No. 2, 1st and 2nd Movement, Op. 36 (1913 Edition)


I have not played Schubert for a long time. I knew that those pieces
sound well on my Petrof piano, a viennese origin, but those were too
sweet for me to go into. The same applied to pieces by Beethoven. I
seem to, however, be recovering from a sort of depression. I could
play them comfortably. I also listend to John Coltrane, a Jazz Giant,
today. I could not remember when was the last time I listened to
Jazz. My Favarite Things sounded fine to my ears.

My lecture of ethics, given this morning, was not so bad, I
believe. No one was asleep, to give you some insight 🙂 I felt sorry
when I saw the video clips capturing a guy who was swept away by
tsunami as the result of his good behaviour to evacuate a person on
wheelchair to safe place. I raised a question: why does the good man
have to die? Discussing the issue with the participants, I noticed
that the principle, ‘Do not care for others while you are fleeing away
from tsunami’, is an item of explicit knowledge. You need a courage to
observe the principle, though. What weakens you is your tacit
knowledge or an instinctive compassion to others. What is an irony!

a view from the hill and the rainbow

The wether was unstable through the day. Around the noon, it was fine. I thus thought it would be nice if I had a lunch on top of the hill behind the institute and drove there. It was however farther than I expected; it took almost half an hour to reach there. (I was lost once on my way.) It was fine when I reached there. I overlooked the institute and the sea, but it started to rain soon. I drove down to chair a seminar with students, having finished eating my lunch.

I noticed of a rainbow while I was preparing for the seminar. I notified my students of the rainbow. We all went out  to the balcony to see it. We counted the number of colors it contains. I only recognized six, missing indigo.

A view from the hill

A rainbow appeared in the sky

played list

J. S. Bach
From Well-tempered Clavier II
Prelude and Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888
Prelude and Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889
Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B-flat Major, BWV 890
Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B-flat Minor, BWV 891
Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892
Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893

Piano Sonata No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 28
Fragments-1917 in A-flat Major


It rained and was sometimes sunny. A bit cold, but it was a pleasant night.
I feel better having solved a problem due to my stupidity.
I have been collecting my energy again to focus on some important problems.
I wrote a lecture note for five pages in English. I enjoyed writing to my surprise.