Archive for the 'Piano' Category

Stories, diseases, music, and history! This episode of the CoffeeHouse has it all! Join us for some vignettes during these trying time with Godowsky's Triakontameron. Like, and share with a friend!

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Triakontameron_(Godowsky%2C_Leopold)

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We hope you've had a nice siesta, because now it's time to awaken and take a night tour of the Gardens of Spain! Join us and our musical guide de Falla this week on the CoffeeHouse! Like and share with a friend!

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Noches_en_los_Jardines_de_Espa%C3%B1a_(Falla,_Manuel_de)

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We're just in love the Baroque era, there's something so Romantic about it! 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Fantasia_nach_J.S._Bach%2C_BV_253_(Busoni%2C_Ferruccio) 

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"I like playing in F major, but I like singing in F#!" ~Tim Minchin

Appropriate this week as our piece is in Gb! Schubert's lovely, if challenging, music had a lasting impact! 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/4_Impromptus,_D.899_(Schubert,_Franz)

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A lack of good native composers had been the phantom menace to the English people until Sir Edward Elgar came on the scene! He brought about the return of "good" English music and provided a new hope for the composers who came after him! Be sure to subscribe and share with a friend!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Imperial_March%2C_Op.32_(Elgar%2C_Edward)

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Can you guess what instrument we're talking about this week? Hint: it's probably the most popular and influential instrument in the world, and it didn't even come on the scene until the late Baroque era when Cristofori invented it! 

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Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_E_major%2C_K.380_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico)

https://imslp.org/wiki/Keyboard_Sonata_in_D_minor%2C_K.517_(Scarlatti%2C_Domenico)

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https://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No.5%2C_Op.73_(Beethoven%2C_Ludwig_van)

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Arthur de Greef is a little known musical gem. And he'll challenge you to perform with your left hand like never before! 

 

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Nouvelles_%C3%A9tudes_de_concert_(Greef%2C_Arthur_de)

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Q: What has a one room apartment with umbrellas, newspapers, pianos, and castles? 

A: French composer, Erik Satie! Learn all about his eccentric life in this week's episode!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Fantaisie-valse_(Satie%2C_Erik)

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Welcome to our next mini-series, this time on the married couple Clara and Robert Schumann! We're kicking it off this episode with a look at Clara's life and beautiful music!

Music:

https://imslp.org/wiki/Scherzo_No.2%2C_Op.14_(Schumann%2C_Clara)

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Music upon music! We're looking at a set of variations again this episode, based on Dukas' muse, Rameau!

 

Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_in_A_minor%2C_RCT_5_(Rameau%2C_Jean-Philippe)

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