I Write The Music

Frédéric Chopin, Valse op. 64 no. 2, performed by Tatyana Ryzhkova

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on October 27, 2016

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Charlie Albright – Listen to this Incredable Improvisation – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 21, 2016

Charlie Albright, Pianist – Improviser



Artist: Charlie Albright
Genre: Solo keyboard
Period: 21st century




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Advice for Young Composers

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on April 20, 2016



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Composer Gunther Schuller (RIP) –

Posted in Composer by Higher Density Blog on July 3, 2015

Birth of Third Stream

Symphony for Brass & Percussion

Octet (3)

American composer, conductor and writer Gunther Schuller died in Boston on 21 June 2015, aged eighty-nine.

Information: www.mvdaily.com/articles/s/g/gunther-schuller.htm

Igor Stravinsky – Dumbarton Oaks Concerto

Posted in Composers by Higher Density Blog on October 16, 2014

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Igor Stravinsky
Dumbarton Oaks Concerto

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live at the Jensen Rec Center Studio
Los Angeles, CA

George Frederick Handel – BBC Documentary

Posted in Documentary, GF, Handel by Higher Density Blog on June 17, 2014

Mozart – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor

Posted in Cello, Classical, Classical, Composers, Mozart, Music, Piano, Quartet, Viola, Violin by Higher Density Blog on May 25, 2014

Am4d3usM0z4rt·150 videos

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478, is considered the first major piece composed for piano quartet in the chamber music repertoire. Mozart received a commission for three quartets in 1785 from the publisher Franz Anton Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister thought this quartet was too difficult and that the public would not buy it, so he released Mozart from the obligation of completing the set. (Nine months later, Mozart composed a second quartet in E-flat major, the K. 493, anyway). Hofmeister’s fear that the work was too difficult for amateurs was borne out by an article in the Journal des Luxus und der Moden published in Weimar in June 1788. The article highly praised Mozart and his work, but expressed dismay over attempts by amateurs to perform it:
“[as performed by amateurs] it could not please: everybody yawned with boredom over the incomprehensible tintamarre of 4 instruments which did not keep together for four bars on end, and whose senseless concentus never allowed any unity of feeling; but it had to please, it had to be praised! … what a difference when this much-advertised work of art is performed with the highest degree of accuracy by four skilled musicians who have studied it carefully.” The assessment accords with a view widely held of Mozart in his own lifetime, that of a greatly talented composer who wrote very difficult music. At the time the piece was written, the harpsichord was still widely used. Although the piece was originally published with the title “Quatuor pour le Clavecin ou Forte Piano, Violon, Tallie [sic] et Basse,” stylistic evidence suggests Mozart intended the piano part for “the ‘Viennese’ fortepiano of the period” and that our modern piano is “a perfectly acceptable alternative.” The work is in three movements:
I. Allegro, in G minor
II. Andante, in B-flat major
III. Rondo (Allegro), in G major
The C. F. Peters Edition set of parts has rehearsal letters throughout the whole work; the Eulenburg Edition study score has measure numbers but no rehearsal letters, the same goes for Bärenreiter.
The quartet is also available in an arrangement for string quintet.
FREE .mp3 and .wav files of all Mozart’s music at: http://www.mozart-archiv.de/
FREE sheet music scores of any Mozart piece at: http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start…
ALSO check out these cool sites: http://musopen.org/
and http://imslp.org/wiki/

Structure in Musical Composition – Sonata-Allegro form

Posted in Comp Process, Form In Music, Lesson, Presentation, Sonata-Allegro by Higher Density Blog on May 24, 2014

Michael Staff·10 videos

This is an overview of Sonata-Allegro form, the first form in a series of video lessons dealing with structure in music.

Gustav Holst – The Planets Suite – Proms 2009

Posted in Classical, Gustav, Holst, Music, Orchestra, Suite by Higher Density Blog on May 7, 2014

Mars – God of War

Venus  –  Bringer of Peace

Mercury   –   The Winged Messenger

Jupiter  –  Bringer of Jolity

Saturn  –  Bringer of Old Age

Uranus   –   The Magician

Neptune   –   The Mystic

Wikipedia   –   Gustave Holst


Harold Moses – The Bach Principle – Principles of Counterpoint – Composition Process

Posted in Bach JS, Classical, Comp Process, Composer, Counterpoint, Melody, Presentation by Higher Density Blog on March 9, 2014

MoryaFederation·274 videos

The Vibrational Architecture of Living Together in Harmony.
A talk given at the 27th Annual Conference of the Seven Ray Institute and the University of the Seven Rays.
— “I want to demonstrate to the world the architecture of a new and beautiful social commonwealth. The secret of my harmony? I alone know it. Each instrument in counterpoint, and as many contrapuntal parts as there are instruments. It is the enlightened self-discipline of the various parts, each voluntarily imposing on itself the limits of its individual freedom for the wellbeing of the community. That is my message. Not the autocracy of a single stubborn melody on the one hand, nor the anarchy of the unchecked noise on the other. No, a delicate balance between the two – an enlightened freedom. The science of my art. The harmony of the stars in the heavens. The yearning for brotherhood in the hearts of men. This is the secret of my music.”
~ JS Bach

Harold Grandstaff Moses, Honorary PhDE in Musical Cosmology from the University of the Seven Rays, Director of the Institute of Harmonic Science in Phoenix, Arizona. Harold is a composer, orchestrator, violist, educator, choral director, musical cosmologist, and vibrational theorist. As an experienced guide into the world of sound, music and healing, Harold uses descriptive metaphors and new science examples to reveal the majesty and mystery of vibration, resonance and harmony.

Ornamentation In Music

Posted in Ornamentation by Higher Density Blog on January 16, 2014

Ravel – Rapsodie Espagnole – DePaul Symphony Orchestra

Posted in Composer, Europe, Orchestra by Higher Density Blog on January 10, 2014


Brian Burrows – Remixes

Posted in Classical, Music, Remixing by Higher Density Blog on December 11, 2013


Tribute to Greatest Women Composers in History of Classical Music

Posted in Classical, Composers, Music History by Higher Density Blog on December 10, 2013


masterclassicalmusic·197 videos

you may ask me “wjy don’t i see Higdon, Hidegard von Bingen, Kassia, Hensel, Smith-White, ect.” ….. the answer: the time is not enough for all peope’s favourite women composers. i hope the next parts will have the composers you want.

Pianist Z. Kocsis – Mozart Fantasia, Cm, Dm – Written Improvisation

Posted in Classical, Classical 3, Improvisation, Music by Higher Density Blog on December 6, 2013

Samuel Barber – Summer Music for Wind Quintet

Posted in Classical, Music, Quartet, Winds by Higher Density Blog on December 1, 2013

szilszabee·5 videos

Barber: Summer Music
This video is dedicated to our beloved Főnökasszony:)

Played by: Ensemble Wien-Berlin

Wolfgang Schulz – flute,
Hansjörg Schellenberger – oboe,
Karl Leister – clarinet,
Günter Högner – horn,
Milan Turkovic – basson

and here is the second part of it:

Vladimir Horowitz plays Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5

Posted in Music, Piano, Sonata by Higher Density Blog on November 30, 2013

thdkid·46 videos

Vladimir Horowitz plays Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 (part 1)

Ambassador College – Pasadena, California
Leap Year’s day, 1976

Orgasmic piano playing. This recording, made by an audience member in the hall, has never been commerically released.

Tchaikovsky Symphony NO.6 – Seoul Phil Orchestra

Posted in Classical, Composer, Music, Russia, Symphony by Higher Density Blog on November 26, 2013

SuperTheseus·378 videos

Tchaikovsky Symphony NO.6 (Full Length) : Seoul Phil Orchestra
차이코프스키 교향곡 제6번 “비창”
Conuctor : 정명훈 Chung Myung-Whun
(Seoul Phil Orchestra Music Director & Permanent Orchestra Conductor)
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
16th,May,2011. Korean Art Centre Concert Hall, Seoul Korea.

★ Select The Movement at your pleasure.
1st – [00:28]
2nd – [20:58]
3rd – [28:40]
4th – [37:15]

Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra – Color-Coded Analysis

Posted in Classical, Composer, Music, Music Analysis, Symphony by Higher Density Blog on November 18, 2013

The Daily Beethoven·419 videos

(Make sure “Annotations” is ON to see section labels)

Bartók – Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, BB 123
I. Introduzione. Andante non troppo – Allegro vivace @0:00
II. Giuoco Delle Coppie. Allegretto scherzando @9:58
III. Elegia. Andante non troppo @16:00
IV. Intermezzo Interrotto. Allegretto @24:00
V. Finale. Presto @28:16

Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

This analysis was derived in part from David Cooper’s analysis in the Cambridge Guide to Bartok’s Cto for Orch.

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):

Cesar Franck – Sonata Violin Piano – Ruggiero Ricci, Violinist – Martha Argerich, Pianist

Posted in Classical, Composer, Music, Pianist, Sonata, Violin by Higher Density Blog on November 14, 2013

Emilio Pessina·951 videos

César FRANCK: Violin Sonata in A major (1886) M. 8
0:10 / I. Allegretto ben moderato [5’38”]
5:51 / II. Allegro – Quasi lento – Tempo I (Allegro) [7’02”] –12:59 applause
13:10 / III. Recitativo-Fantasia (Ben moderato-Largamente-Molto vivace) [6’25”]
19:37 / IV. Allegretto poco mosso [5’29”]
25:06 applause
Ruggiero RICCI, violin – Martha ARGERICH, piano (Golden Jubilee Concert – Live rec: October 20, 1979 – Carnegie Hall, New York / (p) 1985 Etcetera Records)

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