Getting in the mood of Chopin's Ballade G minor op. 23 by reading Konrad Wallenrod by A. Mickiewicz again. The mood of Ballade perfectly described here:
"But never did that hand in music's impulse
Mere joyful tones from out the lute evoke ;
And still it seemed his countenance did fear
Innocent smiles, even as deadly sins.
strings he strikes in turn, one string except —
Except the string of mirth ; — the hearer shares
feelings with him, — one excepted — hope ! "
Can't wait to perform this magic piece on Wednesday in Cieszyn, Saturday in Lørenskog and again on the 16th of March in Gliwice!