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 ...

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 ...

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.  ...