“Insensatez”

It’s fascinating to discover music that was influenced by works from other eras and cultures. Antonio Carlos Jobim heard Chopin’s “Prelude #4 in E minor, and imagined bossa nova possibilities. 

His own composition, “Insensatez,” (translated: “How Insensitive,” or more accurately “How Foolish”) is a wonderful reimagining of the French composer’s gentle piano study.

Yves Cevaer’s arrangement for two guitars is available on Free-scores.com.

A concert performance of this duet  would be enhanced by piggy-backing it with the Chopin piano work by an able student.