June, 2019

72 Posts
Mozart’s Musical Journey
30 June 1770: “I shall describe my unfortunate accident”
We all know that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart did a lot of traveling. In fact, it has been calculated that he spent over 10 years, roughly one third of his short life on the road. Mozart visited ten countries and more
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On Being a Pianist
What does it mean to be “a pianist”? Pianists do not devote their lives to their instrument simply because they like music….there has to be a genuine love simply of the mechanics and difficulties of playing, a physical need for
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The Dangers of Speaking to the Press
The opera Pagliacci (Clowns) made Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919) a household name, and it remains one of the most popular works in the repertory. After it premiered in 1892, this dramatic tale of love, betrayal and eventual murder enthused audiences the
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MAYER, E.: Symphony No. 4 / Piano Concerto / String Quartet
String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 14 – I. Allegro appassionato From MAYER, E.: Symphony No. 4 / Piano Concerto / String Quartet (2018) Released by Capriccio Mayer: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 14 – I. Allegro appassionatoIn the
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Is Some Music Just Noise?
Music has directed me since the age of five. As a composer, if I am not pulled towards music it always finds me. No matter what music I hear, I discover something in it that moves me or makes me
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For Epileptics, Mozart May Be Medicinal
New research confirms listening to a much-studied Mozart sonata has an anti-epileptic effect on children.
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Poised on the Cusp of Romanticism
Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor K 397
Familiar to performers, piano students and audiences alike, Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor is one of his most popular and much-loved works, and it offers intriguing insights not only into his piano music but also his compositional output in general.
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Beethoven – Mozart
BeethovenViolin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) MozartViolin Sonata in C major, K.296 Performed by Ma Si-Hon, violin Tung Kwong-Kwong, piano Recorded in 1959 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”) – Adagio
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