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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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Schoenberg: The Piano Music (Double Bill) - Serkin (2004); Bucquet (1973)

Arnold Schoenberg
Das Klavierwerk

Peter Serkin
Arcana 315

There is Bach's Well Tempered Clavier...... and then there is Beethoven's Last 3 Sonatas and the Diabelli Variations...surely Chopin's Préludes and Etudes, and Brahms' late gems of the Op. 116-119... and definitely Debussy's Etudes.
And then there's Arnold Schoenberg's Piano Music.

Of course I don't mean to overlook the many unmentioned milestones composed in between by the likes of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann: this is how I view the development of piano literature and its most important steps forward in the incredibly dense 200 years elapsed between Bach's 1st Book (1722) and Schoenberg's Suite Op. 25 (1923).

And always keep in mind that the Viennese genius' work, although highly intellectual, shall disclose to you when you listen to it with your heart. This is some of the most humane music written. Part of it (Op. 11 for instance) is still late-romantic (well, very late). But when serialism is later introduced, Schoenberg is able to surpass his own mastership by making his musical revolution sound so touching (try the Menuet & Trio of the Suite Op. 25).

Peter Serkin's recording from 2004 is a classic, you can't go wrong with his intellectual precision and superb articulation (the American pianist, Rudolf's son, is a Bach specialist himself).

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Marie-Françoise Bucquet
Philips 6500 510

Marie-Françoise Bucquet's 1973 recording is so beautifully played that it should never be forgotten. Sadly, having been out-of-print since its original release and never transferred to digital - it probably will.

Born in Normandy, Bucquet studied in Vienna with more than one of Schoenberg's pupils (including the great Eduard Steuermann), then became Boulez's protégé back in Paris at IRCAM. Her approach to these immortal piano pieces is wholehearted: somewhat delicate yet lucid, and Bucquet maintains a praiseworthy beauty of tone throughout the whole journey.

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J.S. Bach - Easter Oratorio, Magnificat, Ascension Cantatas

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Easter Oratorio, Magnificat, Ascension Cantatas

Disc one:
Paul McCreesh
Gabrieli Consort

Disc two:
John Eliot Gardiner
The Monteverdi Choir
The English Baroque Soloists

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Le Salon de Music de Marie-Antoninette

Salon Music by: Francesco Petrini, Christoph Wilibald Gluck, Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Antoine Dauvergne, Joseph-Boulogne de Saint-Georges, Marie-Antoinette, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jan Ladislav Dussek, Giovanni Paisiello' André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry & Jean-Paul-Egide Martini

Sandrine Chatron, Harp; Isabelle Poulenard, Soprano;
Jean-Francois, Tenor; Stephanie Paulet, Violin; Amelie Michel, Flute
Ambroisie Music AMB 179

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

L'Armonica- Music for Glass Harmonica

Karl Leopold Röllig (1754-1804)
Rondeau in A, for Glass Harmonica & Strings
Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783)
Cantata for Soprano, for Glass Harmonica & Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Adagio & Rondo for for Glass Harmonica, Flute,
Oboe, Viola & Cello, K617
Aria from "La finta giardina" K197
Franz Joseph Haydn 91732-1809)
Symphony No. 48 in C Hob. I: 48 "Maria Theresa"

Sacha Reckert & Philippe Marguerre-Glass Harmonica; Ursula Fiedler-Soprano
Paul Angere, Concillium Musicum Wien   Original Instruments  Cavalli CCD 448

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Lessel: Fortepiano Concertos

Franciszek Lessel (1780-1838)
Concerto in C, for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 14 (1813)
Adagio & Rondo Polonaise for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 9 (1807)

Viviana Sofronitzky, Fortepiano
Tadeusz Karolak, Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense
Pro Musica Camerata PMC 056

(Collaboration Project with member Ockeghem)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

David Moritz Michael: Complete Works for Winds (4-CDs)

David Moritz Michael (1751-1827)
By a Spring (Suiten bey einer Quelle)
The Water Journey (Die Wasserfahrt)
Parthias 1-14

Pacific Classical Winds (Original Instruments)

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"American" music written by a Moravian composer.
Music is in the style of Mozart & Haydn and consists of a core group of two clarinets, two horns and bassoon suplemented with additional instruments (second bassson, trumpet or flute) as appropriate. Music was written in Pennsylvania ca. 1790's to 1800's.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Danzi, Mozart- Sonatas & Variations for Fortepiano and Violin

Margarethe Danzi (1768-1800)
Three Sonatas for Violin & Piano Op. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Six Variations in g, K360 for Violin & Piano

Antoinette Lohmann-Violin; Vaughan Schlepp-Fortepiano
Fineline Classical FL72405

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Mozartiana: Music for Cello and Piano

Helene Liebmann, (1796-1835)
Grande Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op.11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, (1756-1791)
Andantino for Cello & Piano, in Bb, K374g
Josepf Wölfl (1733-1812)
Sonata for Cello & Piano in d, Op.31
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Variations for Cello & Piano, alla Monferina, Op.54

Sebastian Comberti-Cello; Maggie Cole-Fortepiano

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beethoven - Sonatas n.19,20,22,23,30,31,32 - S. Richter (1991-992)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonatas n.19,20,22,23,30,31,32

Sviatoslav Richter

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Music for Lord Abingdon

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
The Four London Trios for Two Flutes and Cello
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Quartet in G Major, Op. 19, No. 3 for Two Flutes, Viola and Cello
Trio in C Major for Two Flutes and Cello, CW YB47 / T. 317/2
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (1741 - 1813)
Two Duets for Two Flutes
Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787)
Trio in G Major, Op. 16, No. 4 for Two Flutes and Cello

John Solum, Richard Wyton-Flutes; Monica Gerard-Viola; Arthur Fiacco-Cello
MSR Classics MS1099 Original Instruments 2004

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sinopoli & Muti at the Filarmonica della Scala - Brahms & Mozart (1998)

Johannes Brahms
Violin Concerto Op. 77 in D Major
Shlomo Mintz
Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala
Giuseppe Sinopoli
MC 9922

This rare CD presents an UN charity concert to raise funds for the children of Kosovo, at La Scala in 1998. Giving us an opportunity to hear once again the art of the unforgettable late Maestro Sinopoli, well complemented here by Mintz's violin.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sinfonia Concertante K. 364 in E-Flat Major
Clarinet Concerto K. 622 in A Major
Francesco Manara, Danilo Rossi
Fabrizio Meloni
Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala
Riccardo Muti
MC Weekend Classica

Muti's refreshing approach to these masterpieces offers the Neapolitan Maestro a good chance to showcase some of the finest La Scala orchestra leaders (seven years before his sour break-up with Milan).

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