This composition is quite important for me. Every time I listen it, I find myself in a sort of a tale that both I want to be a part of and I I want to escape from. I mostly listen eyes wide shut.
And this is my interpretation of Bach- Marcello:
When listening, you close your eyes and you let the piano take you away. You start to feel. The couple of notes in the beginning give you expectation of a strange kind. You already feel the need to listen the rest of it. When melody starts, you feel tightness in your chest. The notes are moving into your veins with every heartbeat. With the beats, you move your hands and fingers in the emptiness as if you are the one playing it. Because, the ‘nocturne’ gives you that freedom: the freedom of movement, the freedom of feeling, the freedom of flying in emptiness. But, it also tights you. The weightiness of the melody paralyzes you. Sorrow suggests you to turn the tune off. However, you cannot move. It ‘demands’ you to listen more and more. You hear the piano keys escaping from each other, meeting in the middle, melting away as if they are saying welfare. In this well-flavored ruction, you find your own story and settle in. Every time, you chase miscellaneous tale until the end. When the last notes come, you poise. You feel empty. With the last note, you fall for the nothingness the nocturne leaves behind.
My preference for Bach-Marcello is James Rhodes’ version.