Tuesday, May 15, 2012

How To Read Music Notes

How To Read Music NotesTo a lot of, learning how to read music notes is much like mastering a foreign language. Folks learned to try out a musical instrument simply by ear canal have essentially the most difficult time given that they intuitively consider they understand another be aware in the event it might actually go through various inside songs. Reading through audio is merely half your battle with regards to actively playing a musical instrument due to the hand-eye dexterity that is required to study an email, after that perform, examine an email, and then participate in. To those that are just beginning to examine music, it may seem like an impossible accomplishment.

Your D key scale will be the could be the initial octave involving information you ought to understand when you're in the beginning stages working out study audio. Your reasoning because of this is simply because there aren't any sharps or apartments inside scale, as opposed to some other weighing machines. Your H main scale is comprised of simply white notes or recommendations for the violin keyboard set. Regardless of what musical instrument you are understanding how to play, fundamental music reading and also rookie songs concentrates on the actual D main range.

Even knowledgeable musicians can encounter troubles when enjoying notes they do not perform typically, and that means you should not obtain discouraged. Flats and sharps will be a little harder to understand since each one has a couple of various notice representations and every sharpened be aware is a toned of one other be aware, however with enough training, they shall be sorted, as well. The main element to keep in mind is that it is usually a irritating process in the beginning, but you can learn how to read music notes and also perform them completely with enough some time and training. Adhering to the fundamentals initially is the better approach to guarantee success.

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Dussek, Schroeter, Schobert: Piano Concertos

Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)
Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 15 (1789)
Johann Samuel Schroeter (1752-1788)
Concerto in C major, Op. 3 No. 3 (1774)
Johann Schobert (1735-1767)
Concerto in g minor, Op. 9 (1765)

Fania Chapiro, Fortepiano
Jed Wentz, Musica ad Rhenum
Vanguard Classics 99041

(Collaboration post with member Ockeghem)

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Gluck: Symphonies

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1710-1787)
Symphony in G major "Weimarer"
Symphony (Symphony concertante) in D major
Symphony in A major "Regensburger"
Symphony in F major
Symphony in D major

Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester
CPO 777 411-2

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Shostakovich - Symphonies n.2,3 & 4 - Rozhdestvensky

Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony n.2 Op.14 "Dedication to October"
Symphony n.3 Op.20 "The First of May"
Symphony n.4 Op.43
Hamlet Suite Op.32
Ouverture to "Poor Columbus" Op.23

USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra (Symphonies)
Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra (Hamlet Suite)
Leningrad Philarmonic Orchestra (Poor Columbus)
dir. Gennady Rozhdestvensky

Melodiya Twofer 74321 63462 2

Here presented are three early symphonies of Shostakovich, together with some of the lighter music for theatrical plays and opera.
Starting with the [rarely heard] second and third symphonies (commemorating the October Revolution and The First of May) both in one movement, including choral sections and more thematic-based, to the powerful fourth (following shortly the banning in a Pravda article in 1936), with its much more pessimistic vision, brief motifs, fragmentary ideas, and looking back to Mahler in the handling of the musical materials and orchestration.

The authoritative and  precise view of Rozhdestvensky's direction (he premiered some of his symphonies in the UK) and his skill in catching the many mood's changes of these works is a guarantee  for the listener.

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Hindemith - Sonaten für Violine und Klavier - O. Kagan, S. Richter (1978)

Paul Hindemith (1895-1975)
Sonaten für Violine und Klavier

Violin: Oleg Kagan
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

Live recording
7th May, 1978 - Great hall of the Conservatory - Moscow

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1 - Shiokawa, Schiff (1994); Zukerman, Neikrug (1982)

Béla Bartók
Violin Sonata No. 1
Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion
10 Duos for 2 Violins

Yuuko Shiokawa & András Schiff
András Schiff, Bruno Canino, Zoltan Rácz, Zoltan Váczi
Lorand Fenyves, Hans Heinz Schneeberger

Composed in the early Roaring Twenties, Bartók's first Violin Sonata, one of my personal all time favourites, is a masterpiece of such beauty that words cannot express. This amazing composition, with its Hungarian folk themes, entwined with gipsy echoes and heady harmonies, is a sheer delight for ear and soul, as well as posing a technical challenge to both performers.

The virtuoso duo, both partner in life and on stage, offer a seductive, and superbly balanced performance in this rare CD. Later, when Schiff joins forces with his fellow countrymen percussionists (and our dear Neapolitan Maestro, Bruno Canino), the idiomatic pulsations beat even higher, for a truly memorable account of the great Sonata Sz. 110.

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Violin Sonata No. 1
Violin Sonata No. 2

Pinchas Zukerman & Marc Neikrug

This is a recording I carry close to my heart. Thirty years ago, the Israeli Maestro and his loyal American duo partner (and composer), a musical fellowship still strong today, recorded this fundamental album, which remains - in my opinion - a true reference for those who want to discover these masterpieces.

The album was bought in June 1986 at Diskemporium in Florence. Located just a few yards from the Duomo in the lovely Via dello Studio. Back in the day, this great shop used to be the Seventh Heaven for all the Florentine music lovers.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Concert chez Madame Récamier- Duos pour harpe et clavier

Jean-Pierre Bauer (1719-1773)
Sonata Op. 7, No. 1 in Eb (1773)
Sonata Op. 7, No. 2 in Bb (1773)
Sonata Op. 6, No. 4 in Bb (1773)
Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz (1742-1790)
Duo Op. 7, No. 1 in F
Loius Sejan (1786-1849)
Duo concertant Op. 10, No. 1 in Bb (1828)
Louis Emmanuel Jadin (1768-1853)
Introduction et Rondeau pastoral (1812)
Francois-Adrien Boildieu (1775-1832)
                                                      Duo No. 2 in Bb (1796/1806)
                                                      Xavier Desargus (1768-1832)
                                                      Duo on "Au cleir de la lune" (1820)

Marielle Nordmann, Harp; Bridgitte Haudebourg, Harpsichord, Fortepiano
Arion ARN 68285 1980/1982 (AAD)

(Collaboration project with member Ockeghem)

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