I Write The Music

February 19, Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 19, 2017

Since July, I have been concentrating solely on female composers. You can read about that in my post from July 19. If I can’t find one born on the calendar day, I may not post. On with today’s composer. Elfrida Andrée (19 February 1841 – 11 January 1929), was a Swedish organist, composer, and conductor. I […]

via February 19, Elfrida Andrée (1841-1929) — Kurt Nemes’ Classical Music Almanac

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Peter Gundry – Beautiful Epic Instrumental Music – Creation

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 18, 2017

Galway

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 17, 2017

Worth Repeating: a documentary on songwriting

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 16, 2017

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Katy Perry – Unconditionally

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 16, 2017

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Writing a Song Melody That Uses an Arch Shape

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 15, 2017

In 1937 Carl Orff wrote “Carmina Burana,” a 25-movement song cycle/scenic cantata that became an instant audience favourite. My choir, Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum, is working on this piece in preparation for an early-April performance, and it’s a ton of fun. Even if you aren’t familiar with the entire work, you likely do know the epic first song, “O…

via Writing a Song Melody That Uses an Arch Shape — The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

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JOHANNES BRAHMS – Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op.52 – (Love Songs)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 14, 2017

Murray State University Concert Choir performs Brahms in Lovett Auditorium

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Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52

1. Rede, Mädchen SATB
2. Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut SATB (1:09)
3. O die Frauen TB (1:49)
4. Wie des Abends schöne Röte SA (3:01)
5. Die grüne Hopfenranke SATB (3:49)
6. Ein kleiner, hübscher Vogel SATB (5:46)
7. Wohl schön bewandt war es S (A) (8:11)
8. Wenn so lind dein Auge mir SATB (9:39)
9. Am Donaustrande SATB (11:07)
10. O wie sanft die Quelle SATB (13:16)
11. Nein, es ist nicht auszukommen SATB (14:09)
12. Schlosser auf, und mache Schlösser SATB (14:59)
13. Vögelein durchrauscht die Luft SA (15:39)
14. Sieh, wie ist die Welle klar TB (16:25)
15. Nachtigall, sie singt so schön SATB (17:17)
16. Ein dunkeler Schacht ist Liebe SATB (18:37)
17. Nicht wandle, mein Licht T (19:52)
18. Es bebet das Gesträuche SATB (21:48)

Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65 (1869-74)

No. 1 Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung (23:13)
No. 2: Finstere Schatten der Nacht (23:57)
No. 3: An jeder Hand der Finger (25:28)
No. 4: Ihr schwarzen Augen (26:48)
No. 5: Wahre, wahre deinen Sohn (27:23)
No. 6: Rosen steckt mir an die Mutter (28:26)
No. 7: Vom Gebirge Well’ auf Well’ (29:22)
No. 8: Weiche Gräser im Revier (30:25)
No. 9: Nagen am Herzen (31:55)
No. 10: Ich kose süß mit der und der (33:00)
No. 11: Alles, alles in den Wind (34:04)
No. 12: Schwarzer Wald, dein Schatten ist so düster! (35:04)
No. 13: Nein, Geliebter, setze dich (37:44)
No. 14: Flammenauge, dunkles Haar (39:24)
Zum Schluß: Nun, ihr Musen, genug! (44:04)

BBC Singers conducted by Jane Glover
Catherine Edwards and John Alley, piano 4-hands

Liebeslieder Waltzes are distributed across two opus numbers: 52 and 65. The waltzes are a collection of love songs in Ländler style for voices and four hands piano. The lyrics for the Liebeslieder come from Georg Friedrich Daumer’s Polydora collection of folk songs and love poems. While there is no concrete record indicating the exact inspiration for the Waltzes, there is speculation that Brahms’ motivation for the songs was his frustrated love for pianist Clara Schumann, composer Robert Schumann’s wife

Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65 (New Love Songs), also known as Neue Liebesliederwalzer, is a collection of Romantic pieces written for four solo voices and four hands on the piano. The Neue Liebeslieder were written during the Romantic period between 1869 and 1874. The text of the songs is adapted from folk songs of various areas of Europe including Turkey, Poland, Latvia, and Sicily. The text for songs 1 through 14 were translated and compiled by Georg Friedrich Daumer in his poem series, Polydora; the text for the fifteenth and final song, entitled Zum Schluß (In Conclusion), was written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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R.I.P. AL JAREAU

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 13, 2017

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Piano Improv

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 12, 2017

Check out a Piano Improv I did for Facebook live on February 3rd.

via Piano Improv — Audio SeXXX

Jim Hall_Concierto de Aranjuez

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 9, 2017

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A Night in Tunisia -The Bass Gang – Double Bass Quartet

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 7, 2017

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Vanhal – Double Bass Concerto in D Major

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 7, 2017

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London Symphony Orchestra

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Rinat Ibragimov, principal double bass of the London Symphony Orchestra together with Catherine Edwards, performs Jan Křtitel Vaňhal’s Double Bass Concerto, originally written in Es Major but performed here a semitone lower.

This popular piece of double bass repertoire is commonly called for in auditions, and here Rinat demonstrates its performance using the original bass part and the Viennese Tuning that would have been in vogue at the time of its composition.

Rinat plays a d-bass by Matheus Albany, a gift from his colleague and friend Alexander Stepanov. He uses Pirastro Eudoxa strings.

Watch Rinat’s performance of Karl Ditters von Ditterdorf’s bass concerto here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNYuRb…

Olga Jegunova – Piano Manual

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 3, 2017

Practice

Memorizing

Stage Fright

Silence

 

Meet the Artist – Olga Jegunova, pianist

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 2, 2017

Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? My grandfather who had a natural musical talent and could not imagine his life without his violin. He was played it passionately at every family gathering. He also bought our piano. Later, my mother taught me how to play […]

via Meet the Artist…… Olga Jegunova, pianist — The Cross-Eyed Pianist

TWELVE STRINGS, THREE IMPROVISERS: JON BURR, FRANK TATE, KERRY LEWIS (Cleveland Classic Jazz Party, September 2016)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 2, 2017

I know the joke about keeping bass solos at bay by any means possible, but surely this ensemble — three very eloquent players joining together for two classics of the jazz repertoire — is remarkable in its delicacy, power, and swing. I prefer what Milt Hinton told audiences, that the bass is the foundation, that […]

via TWELVE STRINGS, THREE IMPROVISERS: JON BURR, FRANK TATE, KERRY LEWIS (Cleveland Classic Jazz Party, September 2016) — JAZZ LIVES

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Francis Poulenc : Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon (1926)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 1, 2017

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Rick Braun – Around The Horn

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on February 1, 2017

Known for his impeccable chops, melodic wizardry and keen compositional prowess, trumpeter, composer and producer Rick Braun has been thrilling audiences for decades. Having clenched over 20 #1 Smooth Jazz hits, Braun has collaborated with the best in contemporary jazz including Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown, Peter White, Dave Koz, Boney James and Brian Culbertson, to […]

via Rick Braun – Around The Horn — Smooth Jazz Daily

DONNA SUMMER – ORDINARY MIRACLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 31, 2017

THE DANIEL SCHNEE QUARTET: Yardbird Suite (03/02/17)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 31, 2017

The Daniel Schnee Quartet Remembering Ornette… オルネット・コールマンを覚えている… The Yardbird Suite Jazz Club Edmonton. AB. Canada Friday Feb. 3, 2017 Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm Daniel Schnee: saxophone, nohkan & percussion. Bob Tildesley: trumpet. Pierre-Paul Bugeaud: bass. Gord Graber: drums. Saxophonist Daniel Schnee returns to the Suite with his quartet after a twelve year absence, bringing a […]

via THE DANIEL SCHNEE QUARTET: Yardbird Suite (03/02/17) — I Am Daniel Schnee

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All I Ask Of You – Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on January 29, 2017
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