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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Musical Interlude

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One of my Facebook finds. Enjoy!


The above was posted by one of my former homeschool students.  Today he is an accomplished pipe-organ musician and composer — with a doctorate in Musical Composition. He observed as follows:
love the reference to the Waldstein Sonata in the Beethoven section.
For those unfamiliar with the Waldstein Sonata, that work is below the fold.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks! Hope you and Mr AOW are well on the way to feeling better...

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  2. Very clever –- and a good précis of a course in the historical evolution of musical stye and development.

    Is it YOUR very gifted organist friend with the doctorate who performs here, or someone else?

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    1. That's a great video, AoW. I loved all the explanations... and the puppy! :)

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    2. Is that pronounced "URINE-us" or "your ANUS?"

      I've alwas wanted to know.

      =(;-o

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    3. Merci mille fois, Monsieur, Titanus.

      ];^}>

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  4. In this same vein I discovered just yesterday a particularly brilliant version of Happy Birthday in the style of Chopin brilliantly performed by Edoardo Brotto who also composed the elegant parody. It's really quite sensational.

    https://youtu.be/fihmHmMSgak

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    1. All it needs now is an explanation of the techniques being applied... ;)

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    2. A tremendous NATURAL FACILITY for the piano is required first, THEN lots of PRACTICE under the stern tutelage of an expert in the development of piano virtuosity.

      Piano playing on this high a level is partly a Gift from God, but also the product of a great deal of SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE appropriately appiied.

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