If B minor were a person, who would he be?

Wanderer above the Sea of Fog
Caspar David Friedrich

Driving home from a class last fall, I was struck by Paolo Pietropaulo’s Signature Series on CBC Radio 2. He opens his series by stating that:

    The key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac. If you take all the music in a
    given key, you’ll discover certain characteristics – characteristics that can define your personality.

That car ride last fall, Pietropaulo described the personality of B minor as The Dark Romantic. He spoke with such panache that, upon arriving home, I immediately brought up as many pieces in B minor as I could handle for one afternoon. Snippets of his words, so aptly and gorgeously spoken, resonated with each piece.

I implore you to listen to him on CBC Radio 2 here:

The Dark Romantic (make sure you click B minor: The Dark Romantic a little down the page; not the current station.)

Figure out which musical key describes you.

I know you will love it!



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