Kabalevsky Op. 27 no. 4 Night on the River
As Alfred de Musset said, “The saddest songs are the most beautiful ones.” Well, that’s the translation, anyways. It sounds to me that Kabalevsky is channelling his inner Mussorgsky here. I especially like the delicious dissonance of the A sharp and the A natural in measure 12. If you play those two notes together they sound terrible, but in the context of the music they sound beautiful.