smorzando e slentando

One of my favorite songs to play on the piano is Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28, No. 15. Towards the end of the song, right before the last forte, I am instructed to smorzando e slentando. I just love the sound of these words. They mean: dying away and becoming slower.

I want to live life like this song. It is passionate and unyeilding, tender and strong, yet there is a pattern, a note, throughout the whole song which ties it all together. As I age, I am sure I’ll be dying away and becoming slower, but I will have one last forte before my pianissimo. And I will sustain that last note until I’m sure all can feel its quiet passion.

Valentina Igoshina playing Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28, No. 15:

amanda ∞


0 thoughts on “smorzando e slentando

  1. Acceptance-with-Joy says:

    Beautiful ~ I played this while I was getting ready to go to dinner at my aunt and uncle’s home. They returned about a week too early from their first snowbird trip to Arizona.

    I would like to be somewhere warm today. It snowed here in the Midwest. And Wednesday it will be 70 degrees. Spring is here.
    Glad you enjoyed the song. I just love it.

  2. blendedcolors says:

    oh amanda! this was is just so well written… beautiful music as well… thank you so much for writing this…

    And now I’ll sing… Happy Birthday to youuuuuu

  3. Patti Koosed says:

    Beautiful Amanda

    Thanks for the comment on my anniversary post. I am glad our paths have crossed also.

    Is it your birthday? I see a happy birthday wish among the comments here.

    If it is HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Not mine, but Blended Colors. I celebrated anyway. 🙂

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