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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu, Op. 66

We’ll quietly file this under things that I won’t be able to play anytime soon. 🙂   Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu in c sharp minor is a technically difficult but also very fun piece to play, and it’s easy to see why it’s among Chopin’s most famous and popular works. It is interesting to note that […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu, Op. 66

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Étude Op. 25, No. 11

Étude Op. 25, No. 11 is a study for developing stamina, dexterity, and technique – essential skills for any concert pianist. It begins with a piano introduction of the main melody. The first theme follows, consisting of tumultuous cascades of semiquaver-tuplets (sixteenth-note-tuplets) and a leaping figure for the left hand in the relative major, C […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Étude Op. 25, No. 11

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Transformative Power of Classical Music

A bit of a different tack today on the Sunday Disservice, but I think you’ll like what you see. One of the selling points of religious belief is the “spiritual-transcendental” angle; being a part of something that is bigger than you and yet speaks to you in a very special way in your heart. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – The Transformative Power of Classical Music