Mariage d’Amour — The Story


Some day in Novem­ber last year I was at my job lis­ten­ing to some clas­si­cal music while work­ing. YouTube’s auto­play decided what I should hear… Sud­denly some melody that I never heard before appeared, it was awe­some. I opened my browser to see that this was the so called Spring Waltz by Frédéric Chopin.

Spring Waltz… really?

I was pretty con­fused. The fact that I haven’t heard about it while it was a piece by Chopin seemed unlikely — and it wasn’t even a waltz. I later found out that the cred­its to Chopin was a huge mis­take — the real piece was writ­ten by Paul de Sen­neville and the exact ver­sion was arranged by George David­son. Read more out about this very wide­spread mis­un­der­stand­ing in my post “Did Chopin ever write a Spring Waltz?”.

I was in no doubt that this was a piece I should play since it fits per­fect with my genre and play­ing style. Now it’s one of my most pop­u­lar videos — thanks! Lis­ten to my per­for­mance in the player above.



  1. I’m really enjoy­ing the theme/​design of your site. Do you
    ever run into any web browser com­pat­i­bil­ity issues? A small num­ber of my blog vis­i­tors have com­plained about my web­site not oper­at­ing cor­rectly in Explorer
    but looks great in Fire­fox. Do you have any ideas to help fix
    this issue?

    • Hi! Well, I actu­ally have very lit­tle expe­ri­ence with this so I can’t help you with your issues. I’m using word­press here and have learned myself the basics to set up this page. I’m not aware of any com­pat­i­bil­ity issues but I have also only tried to load the page in chrome and safari…

  2. Oh my gosh! I’m at a loss for words, beau­ti­ful, beyond descrip­tion, You play it so beau­ti­fully, thank you for shar­ing.

  3. Jacob, I’m very grate­ful to you for the won­der­ful melody that you per­formed, I’m just happy, I hear this music …

  4. Hello Jacob, I love your inter­pre­ta­tion. I have been lis­tened for many times and really I love it. I am play­ing piano and I want to play this melody. I want your notes that you played.Can you share with me ?

  5. Beau­ti­ful! My story is sim­i­lar to yours about the YouTube mixup. Ever since I heard it though, I have been look­ing for the exact arrange­ment. Thank you so much for post­ing the link!

  6. I dream of one day I can see you play in person…well only a dream. Love how you play it…some how I can feel the fin­gers are “speak­ing” to me… I for­ward your YouTube to my brother, he loves it too. We both played piano when we were young , but not as good as you. 🙂

  7. you are incred­i­ble! I recently started play­ing piano and am in awe of your skills! very inspi­ra­tional, touch­ing and soul mov­ing! loved it!

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