We heard some wonderful music for the piano at my last class, April 30. Here are links to YouTube videos showing how composers have seized on the piano's chameleon-like qualities to create impressions of a shimmering fountain, exploding fireworks, a flamenco guitar, a rippling harp, a singer breathing long lines of melody, a three-part conversation and, finally, imitating the heft of a symphony orchestra.
In 1984, the Soviet Union boycotted the LA Olympics. As a cultural symbol of musical muscle, precision and American jazz, 84 pianists played George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" at the opening ceremony.
A clavichord from 1763:
A harpsichord, popular in the Baroque era:
One of three surviving pianos built by the piano's inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori:
No one plays a singing line as well as Artur Rubinstein in the Chopin Nocturne in D-Flat Major:
A fountain, in Liszt's Jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este:
As a flamenco guitar:
A three-part conversation in Myra Hess' famous arrangement:
A massive symphony orchestra:
3/25/2018 10:05:01 am
Music has always been the feed of human soul and I am pretty sure that you are convincing upon the same thing. On the other side I really like the type of music that you are talking here in this post.
4/24/2018 01:07:18 am
That is the most interesting fact about music that you are having in this post for every music lover to read. There are only few people which are able to pay attention toward such things about music.
5/10/2018 09:42:41 pm
Watching all of the videos and listening the background music in them all, I am sure that these videos will be the best one to be used for learning new kind of music and start with new tunes.
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David Stabler is a teacher, writer, dad and cyclist. He's working on a novel based on his childhood years living in Africa. In 2017, he rode across America with his brother.