Music. It can lift your spirits, or take you to the darkest pits of loneliness. Music can be uplifting, it can inspire a nation to do great things, and it can inspire thousands to do harm. In music one must learn when to crescendo, when to slow down, when to be silent. And what is the reason behind the music? What inspires great composers to write melodies so haunting that centuries later they exist to be passed onto future generations?
In the year 1801 Ludwig Van Beethoven composed a piano sonata, he called it number fourteen in C sharp minor, "Quasi una fantasia." It was rumored that Beethoven was much in love with his pupil, seventeen year old Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, and dedicated the piece he'd written to her. In 1832 music critic Ludwig Rellstab described the piece as one might watch the moon overlooking Lake Lucerne, hence giving it the name, "Moonlight" Sonata.
Did Beethoven know that his music would one day inspire others? Did he ever dream that a single piece would become internationally known? Music can lead to passion, it can lead to events in life that leave marks for centuries. It is because of music that many find a common ground, cultures around the world coming together to the sound of one drum, of one melody, of harmony.
It is here, in the recesses of time and beauty that the journey of young Nicholas Guicciardi begins. For with the stroke of a single ivory key, a life can be changed forever.
This is the rewrite of what was orginally 'Wild Rush.'
As I do have some exciting news, I have started working on the next chapter of 'In Tangled Necklaces' and hope to put it out next week! Thank you all who read and are patient with me!