1. Mists and Sun

From the recording Mists and Sun

Mists and Sun reflects changing moods and is written in rondo (ABACA) form. The first theme should have a very ethereal, mysterious character, which is characterized by its key of g minor. The second theme is somewhat brighter, with the sun trying to work its way through the mists. The mists conquer the sun as the first theme returns. Finally, the sun is victorious and shines brightly through the mists. Notice how the music moves to a major key and the piano accompaniment is much more energetic and joyful. Your playing should convey those feelings. As night falls, though, the mists move back in as the first theme returns once again, and the whole piece fades into calm, mist-covered darkness