Open Mic Adventures XVII: “L’il Divertimento in C major”

It’s been a bit since I’ve been able to get back to an open mic, between school, Christmas, and illness.  Belting out the tunes is pretty tough when your voice is a froggy mess of croaks and squeaks (although I’m sure some people are into that kind of thing).

As such, I decided to cast about through the Portly Video Archives and pull out some golden chestnuts from yesteryear—or, in this case, something I recorded about eleven months ago.

Readers might recall my modern classical piano project, P​é​ch​é​s d​’​â​ge moyen, which I released on 4 March 2022.  It was a frivolous and fun little project that, like most such things, was born of “an absurd, self-indulgent inside joke,” according to the album listing on Bandcamp.

The recordings were pretty lo-fi, but some of the pieces are actually quite good (others are self-indulgent experiments in multimeter quasi-tonality).  I also loaded the digital Bandcamp album with tons of extras—including the video you’re about to see—like scans of the handwritten manuscripts and scores for each piece.

Here I am playing “L’il Divertimento in C major” in the Music Room at my school on 9 February 2022:

It’s a delightful little (or should I write, “l’il”) piece that employs some of my favorite elements of classical music—a jaunty 4/4 time, little turns and embellishments, and an ornamented sound.

Happy Listening!

—TPP

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2 thoughts on “Open Mic Adventures XVII: “L’il Divertimento in C major”

  1. You always seem so surprised when you sign off at the end of a piece. Personally, I could see something of the playfulness of a young Mozart, not playing too many notes at all! 🙂

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