Most people think that a key is simply a key. As for musical instruments, often a keyboard instrument seems to be like the other. And so for ordinary people pianists could disguise themselves as organists or cembalist: nobody would know the difference. At the end there are always some keys on which you will move your fingers around, between white and black colored keys. In fact, maybe they even think that it is better to move the fingers only on the white keys, as on the black keys it can be a difficult task. These are the thoughts of non-professionals … Continue reading There are so many keys!
In Sondheim’s musical “Company”, the musical scene “Barcelona” is one of the most significant to understand the relationship that Robert, the main character, has with the women he tries to establish a relationship with. These relationships are dictated more by the social conventions of having a girl and being married at a certain age (“I do not have a girl “) than by a state of actually being in love. The structural form of the song is A B A’ + short coda. The scansion of the text is binary, it is a trochaic dimeter in the A section, that … Continue reading Relationship’s ambiguities in music: Barcelona