Classical Piece of the Week is back! And dare I say better than ever, because you guys are in for a real treat this week. This morning I was fumbling around Youtube, trying to find a CPW. I already had a couple of pieces in mind, but once I re-listened to them, I realized I wasn't really that passionate about them. And then I happened to come across Hungarian Dance No.7 by Johannes Brahms, and I knew I had met my match.
This piece was originally composed for piano, but I find that the violin version gives out a crisp, more vibrant sound. Specifically Jascha Heiftz's version. This work of music is quite short, but I don't think it would be better any other way, because the shortness fits the mood of the music.
The music sounds at times a little tentative, but a confident kind of tentativeness with a hint of amusement. Like a joker with a lot of class. The tempo is very upbeat and fearless, and the melody interweaves into different directions but always stays in the same character.
And between you and me, I admit that I did a ballet/contemporary dance improvised routine with this piece of music, and I must say that I felt very accomplished after. Even though I do realize I looked extremely ridiculous... :3
Well, I hope you'll give this piece a try, because it is simply sublime! All you need to do is press that play button. And if you're interested to hear the piano version, here is a link to it!