It’s a lovely winter, and life is beautiful.

Time flies so fast. This is one composition that always pops into my head when it’s nearly the end of the year. This music sounds slightly depressed even though it’s composed in a major key. How can such a contradictory combination make this piece exquisite? The answer lies in the compositional technique called a canon (or in Korean “round music”) in which a beautiful melody is repeated continuously. Perhaps this piece evokes self-pity because we reflect on our own experience: we live happily but not forever. It’s a lovely winter, and life is beautiful. I wish everyone a happy life.

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