Tag Archives: classical music

Classical Flash Mobs

Often when I watch videos of flash mobs, I get moved emotionally. Often I cry. Maybe it’s the fact, however staged, of music overpowering – or at least informing – the mundane. As it should; as should all the arts. ***Note the chorus dispersed among the shoppers in the first one:         […]

Romantic Chamber Music – An Assemblage

Non-musicological – just a personal exploration of romanticist pleasure.   Schumann 2. Schubert   3. Schumann   4. Grieg

The King’s Iddles

  The announcer on our local classical-music station said she was going to play George Butterworth’s English Idyll No. 2 with the fourth word pronounced “iddle”; that is, rhyming with griddle. I sat down to write a blog entry denouncing her ignorance but, as I sometimes do, I did some investigation first. To my horror, […]

RECENT VIDEOS & FILM

VISITING ANGELS SPOT http://vimeo.com/album/3243015/video/118593434 password: vangels NY MINUTE Featuring Lew Gardner, Anastasia Browning, David Rios, and many more! http://vimeo.com/107735545 BASSOON RAP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kzopXjPPNw THE AMERICAN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbjv6ddPAk NANA http://vimeo.com/104654780 password: Nana BE A KID AGAIN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLNnZDnbJQo&app=desktop VINTAGE DREAMS (silent) https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5Rq0dnPI4loc1pBc0VGSVpsN0E/edit 4 A.M. IN PARIS http://en.musicplayon.com/play?v=552526 HOME https://vimeo.com/112032557 password: home123  

OBSESSIVE MUSIC

  Not for every day, but when the mood strikes. What pieces would you add?     Prokofiev piano concerto no.1 (allegro brioso) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DFnrdZZj_8   Marin Marais: Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve du Mont de Paris https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8okJenXuRk   Asturias – Isaac Albeniz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEfFbuT3I6A   Falossi 5 composizioni ossessive per pianoforte https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAAMS5g63wg  

Some New Videos – Nov. 2014

Here is some classical music humor, knowledge of the classics not required:   BASSOON RAP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kzopXjPPNw       A NYFA student film:   https://vimeo.com/112032557 password: home123     Brooklyn College graduate film: http://vimeo.com/104654780 pw Nana     An NYU student film about memory. I’m dancing. The film is silent, though:   vintage dreams https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5Rq0dnPI4loc1pBc0VGSVpsN0E/edit […]

Stump Your Friends – Granville Bantock’s Music

A name to drop. It’s even Sir Granville Bantock. You and your friends (non-Brits anyway) have probably never heard of him or heard his music. I discovered it when I found a CD on the bargain counter.   Here are some excerpts. The music may remind you of Sibelius, Strauss, or Debussy:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mBF-8O9mFs   […]