Post Tagged with: "classic"

Music to Warmup Your Weekend

For me it is quite simply difficult to match the warm sound of the Flugelhorn which is why I fell in love with the instrument the first time I listened to it and why I predominantly play it on a daily basis because I have every intention of mastering it. […]

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Music to Warm Your Christmas Eve

Here is some great music by a young and talented Harpist Amy Turk from the South of England playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor;  a superb interpretation of this musical masterpiece. Hope you enjoy the music as I have and make sure to visit Amy’s website to learn […]

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Remembering "Amadeus"

This is in every sense of the word my all time favourite movie ever. The film was released in 1984 and directed by Miloš Forman, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus. The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a […]

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Remembering "Amadeus"

This is in every sense of the word my all time favourite movie ever. The film was released in 1984 and directed by Miloš Forman, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus. The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a […]

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The Genius of Paganini

Another one of my all time favourite Composers, Niccolò Paganini an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer (1782–1840). He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time. A truly transformative composer when it comes to violin compositions – what one would call in the world of technology nowadays “Disruptive” […]

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The Beethoven Project

I came across this video clip on YouTube published by Deutche Welle TV in 2013. Though a few years old I chose to post the first part of the program because it reflects my deep passion not only for classical music and great composers like Beethoven but also to the […]

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Antonín Dvořák; Slovanic Dance

The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Op. 46 and Op. 72 respectively. Originally written for piano four hands, the Slavonic Dances were inspired by Johannes Brahms’s own Hungarian Dances and were orchestrated […]

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Stories of the Violin; Jules Massenet Meditation from Thaïs

The beautiful sounds/stories of the violin; will be posting some of my favourite works for the violin and more importantly my favourite interpretations of these works. Here is a great performance by dutch violinist Janine Jansen – her majestic performance/expressions certainly reflect the story of this beautiful composition; kind of makes […]

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Erik Satie – Once Upon A Time In Paris

I came across this great clip and thought would be nice to share. This is sublime music by Erik Satie (Gymnopédie No.1). And if that weren’t enough the clip is accompanied with absolutely stunning paintings by someone I have not come across before but intend to correct that; Édouard Cortès (click the […]

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