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Manuel da Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnole – El Paño Moruno

Posted in Music, Piano, Violin by Higher Density Blog on February 28, 2014

CBC Music·1,359 videos

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In this exclusive performance, Keith Hamm joins Peter Longworth on the keys to perform Manuel da Falla’s Suite populaire Espagnole, Mvt 1: El Paño Moruno.

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George Winston – Time For Love

Posted in Music, Piano by Higher Density Blog on February 14, 2014

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Beethoven – Piano Sonata 8 Pathetique, Cm – Color-Coded Analysis

Posted in Music Analysis by Higher Density Blog on February 8, 2014

The Daily Beethoven·419 videos

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

0:00 – 1. Grave, Allegro Di Molto E Con Brio
9:41 – 2. Adagio Cantabile
15:07 – 3. Rondo: Allegro
Piano Sonata 8 In Cm Op.13, “Pathétique”
Piano: Alfred Brendel

1/27 Beethoven’s Sonata ‘Pathetique’ (Color Analysis)
http://lvbandmore.blogspot.com/2011/0…

An alternate “midi” version can be found here (I actually prefer the other version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ynAs_…

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):
http://lvbandmore.blogspot.com/p/colo…

Introduction to Sonata Form:
http://lvbandmore.blogspot.com/p/abou…

My Analysis Cheat Sheet:
-SONATA FORM: Most common form, almost always in the 1st movement and often last movement of a work. The basic sequence is Intro, Exposition, Development, Recapitulation and Coda.
-EXPOSITION: Main theme(s) are presented, usually in the home key and then a modulated key
-THEME / THEME GROUP: musical “paragraph”. These can be broken down into 1 or more “tunes”. These are grouped according to key and end on cadences. The 1st Theme Group is in the home key. The 2nd Theme Group is in the dominant or other key.
-CLOSING/CADENCE SECTION: a theme group which closes the Expo or Recap (it follows the 2nd theme) and revives Theme 1 to provide closure.
-MODULATING BRIDGE/TRANSITION: material to get from 1 key/theme group to another, often w sequencing.
-DEVELOPMENT: free-form “working out”/”fantasia” section where earlier themes are subjected to variations and atomizations. Possibly a new theme is introduced (“Eroica”).
-RECAPITULATION: Repeat of the Expo, except that this section remains in the same key throughout and there can be theme variations from the initial Expo versions of themes.
-CODA: Follows the Recap, kind of a second development designed to finish off the work.
-SEQUENCING: repeating a phrase on different starting notes (keys)
-TERNARY FORM: 3-part form in A-B-A, usually a Scherzo or Minuet
-SCHERZO/MINUET: 1st pt. of a 3-pt. Scherzo form, usually AA.BA’.BA’ in 3/4 time. Lively.
-TRIO: Middle section of a Scherzo movement, slower, broader than the Scherzo section
-RONDO: Similar to Sonata form except that the Development is replaced by a new section and there is less transition material. A principal theme (A) alternates with contrasting themes (BCD…). (Ex.ABACABA.)
-FUGUE: form in which a subject(s) undergoes canonical permutations
-VARIATION: repeat of a theme with variation
-CADENZA: unaccompanied instrumental solo
-BINARY FORM: Structure in AB. 2-Part Song form.
(Disclaimer: I do not have a music degree, all of the above is purely from memory and observation)

1st Movement – Grave, Allegro di molto e con brio
Introduction (LIGHT GREEN)
Exposition
-1st Theme (MAROON)
-2nd Theme (BROWN)
-3rd Theme (GREEN)
Exposition (Repeat)
-1st Theme (MAROON)
-2nd Theme (BROWN)
-3rd Theme (GREEN)
Development
-Introduction reprise (LIGHT GREEN)
-1st Theme (BLUE)
Recapitulation
-1st Theme (MAROON)
-2nd Theme (BROWN)
-3rd Theme (GREEN)
Coda (LIGHT GREEN)

2nd Movement – Adagio cantabile (starting at 9:41)
1st Theme (MAROON)
2nd Theme (BLUE)
1st Theme (MAROON)
3rd Theme (GREEN)
1st Theme Variation (MAROON 2)
Coda (OLIVE)

3rd Movement – Rondo allegro (starting at 15:07)
1st Theme (MAROON)
2nd Theme (BROWN)
1st Theme reprise (MAROON)
3rd Theme (BLUE)
1st Theme Variation (MAROON)
2nd Theme Variation (BROWN 2)
1st Theme (Short Var.) (MAROON)
2nd Theme Variation (BROWN 2)
1st Theme reprise (MAROON)

Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2 – Artur Rubinstein, Pianist

Posted in Music Score, Pianist by Higher Density Blog on February 8, 2014

ardiem·30 videos

Chopin’s Nocturne in EbM Op.9 No.2

Arthur Rubinstein, 1965

Francis Poulenc – Music For Piano

Posted in Classical, Music, Piano by Higher Density Blog on February 2, 2014

Schumann Piano Concerto – Nelson Freire

Posted in Concerto, Orchestra, Piano by Higher Density Blog on January 15, 2014

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Milhaud – Suite for Violin, Clarinet, Piano

Posted in Clarinet, Ensemble, Europe, Music, Piano, Violin by Higher Density Blog on December 19, 2013

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Darius Milhaud – Sonata for Oboe, Flauto, Clarinet and Piano (1918)

Posted in Clarinet, Classical, Flute, Music, Oboe, Piano, Sonata by Higher Density Blog on December 18, 2013

TheWelleszCompany·2,856 videos

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Sonata per oboe, flauto, clarinetto e pianoforte, Op.47 (1918).

1. Tranquille
2. Joyeux
3. Emporte
4. Douloureux

Ensemble Polytonaal

Cover image: painting by Georges Seurat

Nathan Grabow – Original Composition – Piano, String Ensemble

Posted in Composer, Composition, Music, Piano, String Quartet by Higher Density Blog on December 11, 2013

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Nathan Grabow performs his original composition entitled Concertino in G Minor for Piano and Strings. It is being played here by the composer on piano and a strings ensemble group. He wrote the piece when he was twelve years old and at the time of the performance is thirteen.

G. Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue – Clarinet, Piano

Posted in Clarinet, Piano by Higher Density Blog on December 9, 2013

Antonio Tinelli·14 videos

LIVE CONCERT George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue for clarinet and piano; DUO Antonio Tinelli (clarinet) – Giuliano Mazzoccante (piano); live recording (Molfetta – BA, Italy). For contact or info http://www.antoniotinelli.com

Michael Wolff – Jazz Improv – The 5 Harmonic Systems

Posted in Chords, Harmony, Jazz, Lesson, Piano, Progressions, Voicing by Higher Density Blog on December 7, 2013

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Jazz pianist Michael Wolff explains five basic harmonic concepts to play over jazz chord changes,

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

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

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.

How to Write Piano Music

Posted in Composition, Lesson, Piano by Higher Density Blog on November 27, 2013

grand_piano

Joe Bongiorno – A Candlelight Waltz

Posted in New Age, Piano by Higher Density Blog on November 22, 2013

Improvised Classical Music Medley

Posted in Classical, Improvisation, Piano by Higher Density Blog on November 21, 2013

Jazz Chords-Two Handed Comping Voicings Lesson

Posted in Comping, Jazz, Lesson by Higher Density Blog on November 19, 2013

Freejazzlessons.com·61 videos

http://www.freejazzlessons.com/ Free Jazz Piano Lesson on two handed comping chords.

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Bach B minor sonata for flute and piano, 1st movement, Jen McLachlen

Posted in Bach JS, Flute, Music, Piano by Higher Density Blog on November 12, 2013

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Bach B minor sonata for flute and piano, 1st movement, Jen McLachlen, Texas State University, Nov. 2008

Ruslan Sirota – Piano

Posted in Improvisation, Improvisation, Music, Music Artist by Higher Density Blog on November 11, 2013

 

Nadia Boulanger Fantaisie pour piano et orchestre

Posted in Composer, Europe, Music by Higher Density Blog on November 9, 2013

 

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