Jean and I have just watched ”Duet for One’, a film about a concert violinist with multiple sclerosis starring Julie Andrews. Naturally, music for violin features prominently. In particular the slow movement of Bruch’s Violin Concerto appears at emotional nodal points.

This movement which I love deeply is in a profound manifestation of E flat major. I expected it to appear in E major, given the state of my key-sense transition. Whenever this music appeared, it remained in E flat, unswervingly.

Perversely I found myself wanting the music to shift. I wanted to hear what it would sound like a semitone up in E major. I wanted to know what my emotional reaction to the transposed tune, harmonies and orchestration would be.

I have no doubt that one day I will know.