A listener wrote and asked what this piece was. It’s from the Movie “Green Card” that I refer to on the right hand side as: “Did you see the movie Green Card”?
They sent me this link to find out what piece is being played.
Having been raised on Chopin (see About Me) I knew I’d heard this a thousand times! Therefore, I knew it had to be Chopin. BUT .. I’m not so good on titles. I started searching in Waltzes and Mazurkas … it must be one or the other.
Since what she plays in the video is quite short (and it sounds complete!) – I was only listening to the first notes of all the Waltzes and Mazurkas. Then I even went on to unlikely Nocturnes and Etudes! Going crazy! My library of Chopin pieces is very comprehensive – it HAD to be there! But it wasn’t.
WHY couldn’t I find it? Because she’s playing the very end of the piece!
So here’s the exquisite Chopin Waltz #9 in a Flat Op. 69 “Farewell” played by Ashkenazy.
Waltz no. 9 Farewell
JimOctober 26, 2008 at 6:59 am
The main thing Lance is after the hours of frustration, but determined not to give up, I found out WHY it felt so rewarding! The person who requested that I identify the piece wrote me this:
Hi Jim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much ! My wife was searching this music for years ….
And you solved in only 1 day !
Thank you !
LanceOctober 26, 2008 at 6:54 am
Haha Jim, glad you resolved your problem, I too know the vexing feeling of hearing a piece and maddeningly fumble into my collection to find that one particular piece! Once you find it though the feeling of accomplishment and bliss is like no other ! lol