Trio Pathétique in D minor (1832) - Movement 1 - Allegro Moderato
The Moscow Rachmaninov Trio
So I asked a friend to give me a random instrumentation because I was feeling composerish
She said cornet, bassoon, bass and timbales
This is what transpired 10 minutes later
New Music for New Ears →
While the Tubby the Tuba CD is certainly one tool when it comes to teaching kids about classical music, could it be that we’re underestimating children? When we assume they wouldn’t like or unders…
This is possibly the best idea I’ve heard in a long time.
"Let’s face it: Pianists are often told that the mere act of producing sound on a piano is “too easy”! It is certainly true that pianists do not have to be concerned with breathing or intonation. However, much effort is directed towards becoming physically involved with sound production. Pianists often include these aspects when discussing music. Technique study for pianists involves intense listening to enable a singing line that includes breaths in appropriate places. It includes hearing harmonies, voicing, and discriminatory listening for tone and timbre. We speak of linking notes with the fingers for the development of a seamless, supported legato. In short, we strive to hear our repertoire in a symphonic sense, borrowing generously from the language used by our fellow instrumentalists and singers."
"It’s getting harder and harder, because the capitalist world is intent upon selling us idiotic products, and telling us we are free to choose. Now, freedom isn’t like that. You bang a man on the head ten times, and say ‘Shall I hit you again?’ There is not really much freedom to answer."