ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
- Classical Music Beyond the Concert Stage: Ten Classical Pieces Used in Commercials How did various businesses use classical music in advertisement?
- Moved to Tears Can these music selections release your inner emotions?
- Johann Kuhnau “The Musical Quack”
- Khatia Buniatishvili
“Beyond the Eccentricity of Planet Pogorelich” What makes her one of the most highly sought after pianists?
- The Bernstein Quiz Do you know his most performed works, favourite composer and anecdotes?
- Piano Practice
Etudes for Intermediate Beginners Finding and analyzing interesting etudes composed for the intermediate-beginner pianist
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
Brahms was fond of creating pairs of contrasting works and so he felt that having created the ebullient Academic Festival, a contrasting idea was needed for its paired overture. The work doesn’t have a story line – there’s no known tragedy that Brahms was explicating in music – but simply serves as a contrast with the other work.