ACA Composers

Thank you to all of our composers and friends of ACA for a great year.

Wellesz Modern

Bernstein on Debussy

February 11, 2015


Studios b-sharp

Zsolt Bognár plays excerpts of his new CD, including
Schubert Impromtus, transcriptions of Schubert
songs by Franz Liszt and the “Dante Sonata” by Liszt.

Take a look behind the scenes during the recording
session at the b-sharp studio in Berlin and learn
more about Zsolt Bognár and his personal approach to music.



The Daily Beethoven


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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 (1806)
I.Allegro ma non troppo (D major) @0:00
II.Larghetto (G major) @23:06
III.Rondo. Allegro (D major) @32:53

Violin: Julia Fischer
BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Zinman. conductor

This analysis was derived in part from Graham Williams’ short Mayflower guide to Op.61.

Note: at this time the annotations will not appear on mobile devices, so if possible please watch from a computer.

For more videos of this type see:
Color-Coded Analysis of Beethoven’s Music (INDEX):

Guild Music Switzerland

Great presentation of the Great Wiener Philharmoniker conducted by Herbert von Karajan, playing the 9th Symphony of Antonin Dvorak “From the new world”.

Gran presentación de la Filarmónica de Viena conducida por Herbert von Karajan, interpretando la novena sinfonía de Antonin Dvorak “Sinfonía del Nuevo Mundo”.

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(0:37) 1st mvt (Adagio, Allegro Molto)
(10:42) 2nd mvt (Largo)
(23:30) 3rd mvt (Scherzo, Molto Vivace)
(32:07) 4rth mvt (Allegro con fuoco)

Greetings to FahrenheitJethro

Michael Chapdelaine

Mallorca is from Spain in the late 19th Century. Written by Isaac Albeniz for piano, it is a favorite of classical guitarists who want to make people love them and their instrument (usually works, too). I played this piece for Segovia in the famous “incident” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiAbqf…) at the USC master class, that you may find interesting.
Do I still change things from El Maestro’s way?


Mozart Piano Concerto No.17 in G major K.453

LANG LANG / 郎朗 (pf)
Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Herkulessaal, Residenz München, 2007


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra performs Vivaldi Concerto for 2 violins in A Major, op. 3, no. 5. Allegro.

The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

The Galileo Project:
Violin I: Jeanne Lamon, Patricia Ahern, Geneviève Gilardeau, Aisslinn Nosky
Violin II: Julia Wedman, Thomas Georgi, Christopher Verrette, Cristina Zacharias
Viola: Patrick G. Jordan, Elly Winer
Violoncello: Christina Mahler, Allen Whear
Double Bass: Alison Mackay
Oboe: John Abberger, Marco Cera
Bassoon: Dominic Teresi
Lute / Guitar: Lucas Harris
Harpsichord: Charlotte Nediger (CD tracks 3, 5-8, 10-11, 16-16, 20-22, 24-25), Olivier Fortin (CD tracks 1, 9, 17)

Duke Ellington – Composer

November 15, 2014




Two Ballet Birds

Aired date: Sep 14, 1969

Plot: Bernstein compares the main theme of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with Stravinsky’s Firebird. A performance of the pas de deux from Swan Lake illustrates the concept of abstract ballet, followed by excerpts from Stravinsky’s Firebird.

For full script: http://leonardbernstein.com/ypc_scrip.


from the movie “Paganini”

purest and cleanest sound, pure music

Maurice Ravel, Bolero for Orchestra
London Symphony Orchestra
Cond. Valery Gergiev