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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises in E-flat Major

Well, well, well. I spy another tune that I’m learning, and looking at the tempo I use and the one below. Nothing like seeing the work ahead that needs to be done. 🙂   Filed under: Music Tagged: Beethoven, Ecossaises in E-flat Major, The DWR Friday Classical Interlude . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises in E-flat Major

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday New Year’s Musical Interlude – Perspective

Thank you to all who have made it into the New Year and let us pause in brief remembrance of those that will not be joining us in 2016. I can think of no other piece to feature other than this one. It stands alone in its majesty and meaning. I’m not going to big-word-barf […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday New Year’s Musical Interlude – Perspective

Dead Wild Roses: Friday Classical(ish) Interlude: Beethoven’s 5th… for electric guitar

A love of Beethoven was one of the things Arb and I bonded over, early in our relationship. Going on a road trip in the mountains together, we brought along all nine symphonies, and the combination of gorgeous music, gorgeous scenery, and of course, plenty of New Relationship Energy, made for an almost transcendent experience. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Friday Classical(ish) Interlude: Beethoven’s 5th… for electric guitar

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Beethoven’s String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op.18 No.1

“The String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 begins one of the greatest cycles of music in the entire Western Classical canon, the sixteen quartets of Beethoven spanning the whole of his creative life. Composed between 1798 and 1800, the six Op. 18 quartets show an astonishing mastery of the language . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Beethoven’s String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op.18 No.1

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Musical Interlude – Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio

Opus 70 is a set of two Piano Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, written for piano, violin, and cello. Both trios were composed during Beethoven’s stay at Countess Marie von Erdödy’s estate, and both are dedicated to her for her hospitality. They were published in 1809.

The first, in D major, known as the Ghost, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Musical Interlude – Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven’s 7th 2nd Movement.

Leave it to Beethoven to capture the keen spirit of melancholic grief.

” The famous A-minor Allegretto is framed by the same unstable chord to open and close the movement. The form is ABABA with the opening section using a theme that is once again more distinctive for its rhythmic profile than for its . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven’s 7th 2nd Movement.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Ants Marching/Ode to Joy

Leave it to the Piano Guys to concoct something as neat as this.

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Sonata No. 7 in D Major Op. 10

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, was dedicated to the Countess Anne Margarete von Browne, and written in 1798. This makes it contemporary with his three string trios of opus 9, the violin sonatas of opus 12 and the violin romance that became his opus 50 when . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Sonata No. 7 in D Major Op. 10

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven, Violin Sonata No.8, 1st Movement.

For many classical music lovers, Beethoven’s eighth violin sonata lives in the long, fiery shadow of the ninth, better known as the “Kreutzer”. This is easy to understand, as the Kreutzer is a prime example of the stormy side of Beethoven—the one many listeners see as his most exciting and revealing trait. However, just . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven, Violin Sonata No.8, 1st Movement.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Following the Ninth

Bill Moyers introduces a film that I, very much, want to see. Watch as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony travels the globe and what it means to people and societies.

 

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven, Kreutzer Sonata, Finale (opus 47, violin, A major)

The sonata was originally dedicated to the violinist George Bridgetower (1778–1860), who performed it with Beethoven at the premiere on 24 May 1803 at the Augarten Theatre at a concert that started at the unusually early hour of 8:00 am. Bridgetower sight-read the sonata; he had never seen the work before, and there had . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Beethoven, Kreutzer Sonata, Finale (opus 47, violin, A major)

Dead Wild Roses: You made it. Happy New Year.

It doesn’t matter who you are. You gave your best, your worst and everything in between. Congratulate yourself for making it to here, prevailing or failing with your challenges. It doesn’t matter who you are. You are a worthy person and deserve to celebrate this one time, this one milestone of a thousand milestones.

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350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This flashmob demonstrates that even banks can be agents of building community, if they chose to. The English translation of the Spanish description is: On the 130 th anniversary of the creation of Banco Sabadell we wanted to pay tribute to our city with the campaign “Som Sabadell.” This is the flashmob done as a . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73

Almost posted the 9th again. Whoops.

The concerto is divided into three movements:

Allegro in E-flat major Adagio un poco mosso in B major Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo in E-flat major

As with Beethoven’s other concertos from this time period, this work has a relatively long first movement. (At twenty-five minutes, the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73