… links to YouTube videos containing:
- illustration of concepts
- footage of composers playing or conducting
- composers/musicians explaining their work
- interviews with or about composers
- generally inspirational or outstanding performances
Composers playing or conducting
Bartok’s Romanian Dances – follow the piano score while the orchestral arrangement plays
Stravinsky conducting Finale of The Firebird
A young Shostakovich playing the piano
Shostakovich announcing – Leningrad Symphony in historically significant setting
Serialism aka 12 tone music
12 tone method explained (also known as serialism)
Atonality a brief introduction
Dissonant Departure – 12 tone piece for solo classical guitar with interesting photo montage
Twelve-tone Serial Jazz on Eight-String Guitar
Piano Phase – Peter Aidu plays this piano duo on two pianos
Piano Phase – 2 pianos (Part 1/2)
Piano Phase – 2 pianos (Part 2/2)
Piano Video Phase – featuring drummer
Phasing (incl Piano Phase) explained by Steve Reich on South Bank Show
Interviews with or about composers/musicians
Interview with Gertrude Schoenberg (widow of Arnold), Lawrence Schoenberg (son of Arnold) and violinist Rudolph Kolisch (brother of Gertrude, pupil of Arnold Schoenberg and ambassador of his music – should the sound and vision on this video seem out of sync – go up to the url and add “&fmt=18” then hit Return. The video will restart with improved synchronisation.
Orquesta Juvenil Simón Bolívar de Venezuela – where belief and dedication can lead
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I love your blog. Would you be interested in reviewing my short docu film which won 2 awards at the International Film festivals. The name of the film is Virtuoso and it features 89 year old woman learning to play the cello and benefits that adults get from musical training.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for your comment. I looked at your site and the film seems very interesting. Where would I be able to see it? Could you send a copy?