Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Op. 66, The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66 - Act I: VI Valse (Garland Waltz)
"This is the whole secret of tintinnabuli — the two lines. One line is who we are, and the other line is who is holding and takes care of us. Sometimes I say — it is not a joke, but also it is as a joke taken — that the melodic line is our reality, our sins. But the other line is forgiving the sins."
― Arvo Pärt, “The Sound of Spirit,” New York Times Magazine, (15 October 2010), 34
I was so looking forward to competing in a local concerto competition with my Shostakovitch No. 2, and the contest was cancelled.