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August 2013 Blog Posts (8)

FIVE ORCHESTRAL PIECES, OP. 12

In my opinion, Arnold Schoenberg is at his best.

This piece is an amazing amalgamation of moods.  It is a pleasure to flow between them.  As one would read poetry, one listens to Schoenberg.  I may seem a bit overt, but it is called for in this instance.  In this age of visual bombardment, Hollywood Extravaganza, the borderline ridiculous pace of life, this piece encapsulates it all.  Although written before our current state, it remains an accurate editorial of…

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Added by Matthew Pelandini on August 31, 2013 at 12:11am — No Comments

You Tube music lectures

There is a very good You Tube site for classical music lectures. To find site, go to You Tube and enter: Dinu Lapatti lectures in upper search bar. There are about 350 lectures by Prof. Robert Greenberg, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I have watched few and they are wonderful.

Added by William Gordon on August 30, 2013 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Virtuoso performance

Well, this blew my socks off:

http://youtu.be/8alxBofd_eQ

Added by Gav Brown on August 28, 2013 at 4:06pm — No Comments

A Haunted Landscape

Harry Crumb.

I WISH I could get away with what George Crumb has done.   I think it has something to do with the fact that Crumb is a ninja in more traditional forms and styles, so he can back up his audacity.

His tonal language is mind-blowing.  If ANYONE else did this, it would be laughable.  George Crumb makes it artistic.  It is so well done, that the listener is forced to swallow the newness of it.  There are traditional elements that splattered with new tonal landscapes.…

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Added by Matthew Pelandini on August 18, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

New song: Walk the path

I have been playing with vocal harmonies on this song,

Music is made in Reason and Record. melody, arrangement is made by me aswell. Hope you like it :)

https://soundcloud.com/achazia/fellowship-walk-2013

Added by Achazia on August 16, 2013 at 3:18am — 3 Comments

The evolution of music

I think this vocal group did an amazing job, that's why I am sharing this with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lExW80sXsHs

Added by Ursula Jasovec on August 13, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

Listening Journal: August 9, 2013, Respighi, Pines of Rome: I pini della via appia

My favorite movement.  Much in the same way as the finale of Firebird.

The pines of the Appian Way....I have never seen them, but I know without a doubt that they are absolutely beautiful thanks to Mr. Respighi.  I cannot begin to imagine the kind of reaction he had when he first encountered them as a young child.  Such explosive sounds, and constant beating.

It is only 5:10 minutes long.  I was barely able to write the preceding paragraph in the amount of time it took…

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Added by Matthew Pelandini on August 9, 2013 at 7:39pm — No Comments

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