Monday, August 20, 2007

Falling asleep to Mozart

The other night, the kids had the idea to sleep in the living room in their sleeping bags. So instead of reading stories, I played the piano until they fell asleep. Adam fell asleep during the second movement from Mozart Piano Sonata K. 332:

(Image from Merci beaucoup, monsieur Mozart. When I was younger, I had actually drawn this portion of the sheet music in color because I loved it so much, but now I can't find it sad). Dova finally fell asleep about 3 selections later, during the 3rd mvt. of Mozart Sonata in F K.533, arguably the best sonata Mozart wrote, which I wouldn't have known about if it weren't for Baby Mozart. It was a wonderful change of routine as they had never fallen asleep to the piano at nighttime (I remember Adam may have for naps but more out of sheer exhaustion). They were quiet while I played for a change and drifted peacefully off to sleep with the music. I was so lucky to be part of that experience.

3 comments :

MO'B said...

Congratulations on your 400th post!

I am continuously impressed by your wit and myriad various talents!

:)

Really!

Tom - Daai Tou Laam said...

It's a long ways from your Moz-rat commentary of yesteryear.

Jeremy said...

I bet it sounds absolutely beautiful but I would probably fall asleep just looking at the sheet music. :-)

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