Move over Vivaldi. Here comes my own "Four Seasons" ... all for piano.
This all started back in 1986 when it was cold, so I decided to write a piece called "Winter." I entered it into some statewide competition and got second or third place (can't remember which). I got beat by some kid composing some kind of chicken scratch (which I would compose myself when I got to college).
The judges critiqued my piece with me in some room. I remember them asking me why I changed key signatures in the middle of the piece. My answer: "Beethoven did it." How else was I supposed to answer? Heck ... Chopin uses the wrong key signature in one of his etudes. So, there!
I just wanted to write a "cold" piece.
Anyway, the other three seasons materialized over the next four years. I put them together in my own "Four Seasons." Enjoy!