Elvira Madigan is the nickname of Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major,” which he wrote in 1785 within a space of 4 weeks. It is one of Mozart’s most popular piano concertos, and has three movements. The concerto was penned for a series of Lenten subscription concerts given by Mozart in 1785. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 21, Andante (“Elvira Madigan”)
Thanks to the CBC and Paolo Pietropaolo for hosting the CBC Signature Series. The key de jour is D flat major.
D-flat major: The Free Spirit
Also known as: The Flower Child. The New Age Mystic.
D-flat majors you might know: Marianne Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility. Anne of Green Gables. Phoebe from Friends.
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The CBC Signature Series – D-flat Major
Amazingly enough, not posted by Paolo Pietropaolo. But hell, lets link there anyways.
Welcome readers to the key of E major, the Signature Series continues and as always you will have to go over to the CBC Radio 2 site to listen to the music and voice-over by Paolo Pietropaolo.
E major: . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The CBC Signature Series – E major Prince Charming.
Unlike The Arbourist, I have very little musical talent. I cannot play any instrument, keep time, or even step in rhythm (my dancing has been described as “dangerous”, and not in a good way). On occasion I fantasize about how awesome it would be were I actually a classic guitar virtuoso, percussion prodige, or mad-skilled . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – What’s the Right Orchestral Instrument for You?
The vertical stripes show the rhythmic “grid” — showing the hierarchy of beats. The first beat in a measure is the strongest, followed by the half-measure point, followed by quarter-measure points, etc. This lets you see when a note is “suspended” through a strong beat.
Filed under: Music Tagged: Bach, BWV 790, Friday . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Bach, Three-part Invention #4, D minor (Sinfonia), BWV 790
We’ve already featured Beethoven’s 5th, but this new visual makes it a treat to watch/listen to again.
Filed under: Music Tagged: Beethoven’s 5th – 1st movement., Fish Eye, Friday Classical Music Interlude
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Fifth of Beethoven through a Fish Eye
Just finishing up working on a selection from Purcell, this could be my next vocal project. Having been doing a lot of singing in Italian as of late I’ve noticed by french pronunciation has gone to merde. :>
Date: 1880 Composer: Claude Debussy Period: Post-Romantic (1870-1909) Review
This is Debussy’s first published work, and . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Debussy – Nuit d’étoiles
Same ground base, 20 variations, 1 bar ending. The brilliance of Bach on display. BWV 582/1: Passacaglia
The passacaglia is in 3/4 time typical of the form. Bach’s ostinato comprises eight bars, which is unusual but not unheard of: an ostinato of the same length is used, for example, in Johann Krieger‘s organ passacaglia. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Bach – Passacagilia and Fugue in C Minor
he Piano Quintet in F minor, opus 34, by Johannes Brahms was completed during the summer of 1864 and published in 1865.It was dedicated to Her Royal Highness the Princess Anne of Hesse. Like most piano quintets, it is written for piano and string quartet (two violins, viola and cello).
The piece is in . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Piano Quintet in F minor, opus 34 -1st movement – Brahms
In its final form, the work has six movements, grouped into two Parts:
Kräftig. Entschieden (Strong and decisive) [D minor to F major] Tempo di Menuetto (In the tempo of a minuet) [A major] Comodo (Scherzando) (Comfortably, like a scherzo) [C minor to C major] Sehr langsam—Misterioso (Very slowly, mysteriously) Lustig im Tempo und . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Mahler Symphony No.3
Hey, do you have 90 minutes? I hope so, Mahler’s Second Symphony demands your time.
The work in its finished form has five movements:
Allegro maestoso Musically, the first movement – written in C minor – though passing through a number of different moods, often resembles a funeral march, and is violent . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classic Music Interlude – Mahler Symphony No.2 ‘Auferstehung’
The Orgelbüchlein (“Little Organ Book”) was written by Johann Sebastian Bach during the period of 1708–1714, while he was court organist at the ducal court in Weimar. It was planned as a set of 164 chorale preludes (smaller-scale compositions based on chorale melodies) spanning the liturgical year; however, Bach only completed forty-six chorale . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Bach, Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, Orgelbüchlein
Claude Debussy‘s piece Reflets dans l’eau (“Reflections in the Water”) is the first of three pieces for the piano from his first volume of Images, which are frequently performed separately. It was written in 1905. As with much of Debussy’s work, it is referred to as Impressionistic, meaning that it expresses emotions and senses . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Reflets dans l’eau (“reflections in the water”) by Claude Debussy
Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus accessible full of life and joy accessible for all. This is a repost, but too bad, the awesome has not lost its glow.
Filed under: Arts, Music Tagged: Flash Mob, Friday Classical Music Interlude, Hallelujah Chorus
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The final movement of the Beethoven’s 9th has recently been released by Stephan Malinowski. Catch the third movement here.
Presto; Allegro molto assai (Alla marcia); Andante maestoso; Allegro energico, sempre ben marcato. Duration approx. 24 mins.
The famous choral finale is Beethoven’s musical representation of Universal Brotherhood. American pianist and music author Charles . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Classical Musical Interlude – Beethoven, Symphony No.9, Fourth Movement.
http://youtu.be/Y38d8MJUvq8 VII Aquarium
Strings without double-bass, two pianos, flute, and glass harmonica: This is one of the more musically rich movements. The melody is played by the flute, backed by the strings, on top of tumultuous, glissando-like runs in the piano. The first piano plays a descending ten-on-one ostinato, in the style of the . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Classical Music Interlude – Camille Saint-Saëns, Aquarium, from Carnival of the Animals
Throughout the work, Verdi uses vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, and dramatic contrasts—much as he did in his operas—to express the powerful emotions engendered by the text. The terrifying (and instantly recognizable) Dies irae that introduces the traditional sequence of the Latin funeral rite is repeated throughout for a sense of unity, which allows Verdi to […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Verdi Requiem – Dies Irae
I think winter has finally arrived for me. Listening to the radio, they were talking about -16 degree windchill and snow at the International Airport. Today, I may have to put the shorts away. Although I am not ready to concede to closed toe footwear yet. In light of such momentous weather news, let’s start […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Classical Music Interlude – Vivaldi – Winter.
As I was practicing this evening, there occurred a confluence of events that has cost me not only the remaining hours of today, but also my heart. (1)Working on some Wagner, wondering what the hell “sehr massig bewegt” really means as a tempo marking, so I decided to see what there was on Youtube. (2) […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Friday Classical Music Interlude: Shameless Fangirling of Jessye Norman
1. Allegro con brio Tempo: = 144 The first movement is in sonata form, but with an added orchestral exposition, a cadenza, and a coda. It has a main theme repeated many times, and there are several subordinate themes. The orchestral exposition changes keys many times, but the second exposition is mainly in G major. […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlulde – Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15
Greetings fair readers. A slightly different format for the DWR classical music interlude. Its Haydn, and all four movements in the same post. Commentary from wikipedia appears below. Enjoy. First movement Haydn distinguishes each section of the sonata form in this movement by use of strong contrasts of stability and instability. Before revealing the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Friday Classical Music Interlude – Haydn – Symphony in G Major No 92 “Oxford”
Dvorak brings his symphony to a majestic close. In two parts due to youtube length limitations. Like the first movement, the fourth begins not with its main theme but with an introduction. 00:00:47 23. The main theme: an imposing march, introduced by trumpets and trombones, with timpani 00:00:48 24. The main theme, part two. A […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Classic Music Interlude – Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” – 4th Movement.
Fantastic movement, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Follow along with some of the musical highlights. 1. Dvorak, Beethoven, and the Scherzo. Dvorak purposely confuses the listener’s expectations. 00:01:54 2. Using a little fanfare, Dvorak further builds up expectation before revealing the main theme. 00:00:21 3. When the theme is revealed, we find […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Classical Music Interlude – Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” – 3rd Movement.
I apologize for switching orchestras, but the original had parts missing so we had to go to this edition of the symphony. Filed under: Music Tagged: Dvorak Symphony No.9 – “From the New World”, Friday Classical Music Interlude . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Friday Classical Music Interlude – Dvorak – Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” – 2nd Movement.