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dannylux - Tomás León Ilusión Y Desengaño: Message Board

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"Illusion and Disappointment" (Ilusión Y Desengaño) is a romantic love story by Tomás León (1826—93).

The piece starts out with the person thinking about his new love and we hear fireworks in his mind going off in all directions. After a page of this, we come to the beautiful love theme, marked Andante amoroso.

The second section is marked Allegro furioso, so something has gone horribly wrong in the relationship. After a huge amount of anger, we return to the main theme, embellished first with descending arpeggios and then with ascending arps.

After some anguish and hand-wringing, the piece closes with what sounds like acceptance.

A lovely piece; very effective, and great fun to play.

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Cinnamonbear 2010-08-24 23:32:51 Knowing the story from your comments, I'm not sure how I would hear this otherwise, but I completely visualize a silent film melodrama with faces that are just a little too white, bustles that are just a little too big, and suits that are just a little too black. Thanks for sharing this interesting piece. It speaks "artifact" to me! Nicely expressed!
heidiv 2010-08-21 20:15:04 Yes, carey! It reminds me of opera too. Oh, the drama! Great job, dannylux!
Inlanding 2010-08-21 18:32:26 This piece tells a wonderful story with notes. Your description is spot-on! Lots of variety expressed in the different sections. You got skills, my friend. Such a beautiful piece of music...
Carey 2010-08-20 22:16:49 Mel - Where did you find this piece? Sounds like its right out of a 19th century opera. The fun you are having with it shines thorugh !! Good work !!
Sorcerer88 2010-08-20 20:45:44 I love pieces that tell stories, and it's great to have your elaborate description to follow along, making the piece more accessible and transparent. Your playing is heartfelt, the few slips don't distract from that much :)
anonymous 2010-08-20 11:30:45 I like your descriptives: Fireworks, anger, hand-wringing.

It does sound like it would be fun to play, esp. by one with your skill!