Debate: The most important musical innovation of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century

Debate: The most important musical innovation of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century

Posted on 15/03/2016 17:37 in Blog | Comments Off on Debate: The most important musical innovation of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century

Gamechangers: The rise of piano The most important musical innovation of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was unquestionably the increasing refinement, development, and popularity of the piano. First invented by Cristofori around 1700 — who single-handedly solved and perfected some of the inherent technical challenges of a hammered keyboard — the piano didn’t really catch on until much later. Mozart didn’t play a piano with hammers until he was 21 and...

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The story behind the “Devil’s Trill Sonata” starts with a dream.

The story behind the “Devil’s Trill Sonata” starts with a dream.

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The story behind the “Devil’s Trill Sonata” starts with a dream. Tartini dreamed that the Devil appeared to him and asked to be his servant. Tartini handed the devil his violin to test his skill—the devil immediately began to play with such virtuosity that Tartini felt his breath taken away. The complete story is told by Tartini himself in Lalande’s Voyage d’un François en Italie (circa 1765) “One night, in the year 1713 I dreamed I...

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Most performed works of the 2015-2016 season

Most performed works of the 2015-2016 season

Posted on 28/12/2015 09:16 in Blog | Comments Off on Most performed works of the 2015-2016 season

We thought it may help if you are planning to arrange a concert. These are the popular ones: california advances bill to ban ‘redskins’ nameBeing one Oakleys Outlet of the biggest events in 2010, Super Bowl XLIV will definitely make Florida a very busy state with all the tourists and the fans traveling to the place just to watch their favorite game live. As the designated hosts, the Tampa Bay area has signaled an systems go alert for the event. Even the...

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An opera singer having a brain surgery for a tumor, and singing Schubert, Winterreise is the most amazing thing we have seen for a while.

An opera singer having a brain surgery for a tumor, and singing Schubert, Winterreise is the most amazing thing we have seen for a while.

Posted on 13/08/2015 10:40 in Blog | Comments Off on An opera singer having a brain surgery for a tumor, and singing Schubert, Winterreise is the most amazing thing we have seen for a while.

Neurosurgery and artistry powerfully combine in this video. Slovenian opera singer Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor at the University Medical Center in Utrecht. During the operation, surgeons needed to test brain function – so they arranged a piano accompaniment and asked him to sing. Ambrož belts out a song from Schubert’s Winterreise. He sounds great too – what an incredible moment. We have yet to be proven right or...

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Two Composers Mozart! :-)

Posted on 22/06/2015 15:26 in Blog | Comments Off on Two Composers Mozart! :-)

Whenever I listen to music by the Classical Music greats, I always stop to think, and wonder – where are their families? What happened to the lineage of these great minds? I was recently rewarded with an answer when I came across this article: 🙂 It is not generally known that there have been two composers of the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second one was the great musician’s younger son, Franz Xavier, fondly referred to as Wolfgang Amadeus Jr./Wolfgang...

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Domenico Scarlatti

Posted on 16/06/2015 17:45 in Blog | Comments Off on Domenico Scarlatti

I recently changed my hairstyle and I’m now referring to myself as ‘Lola Scarlatti.” 🙂  I love Scarlatti – Domenico Scarlatti, the son of Alessandro Scarlatti, a great opera composer. The story goes that a famous Irish organist, known as Roseingrave went to Italy in 1710, like all the musical aspirants of that time.  He was spending an evening at one of the famous “Academy” meetings in Rome when he noticed a quiet young man dressed in black, and wearing a black wig,...

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