Frühlingsrauschen, Op. 32, No. 3 (Rustle of Spring) is
a solo piano piece written by the Norwegian composer
Christian Sinding (1856–1941) in 1896. It is Sinding's
most popular piece of music. It is written in Salon
style as a piece meant for entertainment. It was very
popular in the United States.
Bearing the expression marking agitato, much of the
piece is played with a rapid arpeggio in the right hand
part, while the left hand carries the melody. The
work's title indicates that its sense of constant
motion is symbolic of the excited restlessness of
springtime. The score has some technically challenging
sections, but is, for the most part, easier to play
than it sounds, with most of the rapidity made up of
simply arpeggiated passages.
For its popularity and ability to impress, the piece is
a common part of many pianists' repertoires.
The piece is in D-flat major, and several times shifts
to related keys such as F minor and A-flat major, as
well as modulating via chromatic harmonies to more
remote keys like G minor and A major.
Although originally written for Piano, I created this
Interpretation for Flute & Classical Guitar.