Composers

Toccata in D Flat by Joseph Jongen
Toccata in D Flat by Joseph Jongen Roger Nyquist recorded this brilliant piece in 1973 on the Casavant organ at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in San Jose (which I have also played). A highly-honored recitalist, Dr. Nyquist was organist and Music Chair at the University of Santa Clara when this recording was published by Bridge Records of Pacific Press Publications of Mt. View CA. He now has his own website with available recordings: www.rogernyquist.com Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) was a composer from Liege, Belgium. According to the album notes by James Lang, his is "yet another example of unwarranted neglect.....impressionism makes itself felt in some of his best works....evident in his "Toccata in D Flat Major," where the listener is vehemently bombarded with exciting shapes and shifting colors. It is written in the French Toccata style (reflecting the French orientation of Jongen), with brilliant rapid splashes of color in the manuals supported and punctuated by thematic ideations and fragments in the pedal, proceeding recklessly and relentlessly to a piquant and solidly fulfilling conclusion." See my list of organ favorites with links to the music at philosopherswheel.com More on Jongen at: www.classical-composers.org
Claude Debussy "Danse sacre et profane"
Claude Debussy "Danse sacre et profane" Claude Debussy "Danse sacre et profane" Malgorzata Zalewska-Guthman classical harp concert with Viadrina Ensemble. June 2007
Gianfranco - Poem by Zdenko Fibich on Piano
Gianfranco - Poem by Zdenko Fibich on Piano Poem(1893) by Zdenko Fibich(1850 - 1904). I learned this song when I had one year of taking piano lessons. This is one of my favorites. This is from a longer video I made months ago.
LA MUNICIPAL DE CARACAS-OSMC- NOVENA SINFONIA
LA MUNICIPAL DE CARACAS-OSMC- NOVENA SINFONIA Video Musical Venezolano Caracas, República Bolivariana de Venezuela Mozart Beethoven Piano Concerto Music Classical Saglimbeni Orchestra Concierto Orquesta Sinfonica Municipal
Confitebor by Mozart
Confitebor by Mozart "Classically Christamas" December 12th and 13th, 2009 Truckee Tahoe Community Chorus of Sierra College Conducted by Susan K. Horst Soloist: Trudy Vella - Soprano, Meghan Powers - Mezzo Soprano, Tom Acord - Tenor, Mike Holley - Bass Video by Mark Vella
Yundi Li - Frederic Chopin Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Es D
Yundi Li - Frederic Chopin Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Es D Yundi Li - Frederic Chopin Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Es-Dur Op. 22 2010 Grande Polonaise Brillante précédé d'un Andante spianato, Es-Dur (1836) from the Opera Narodowa in Warsaw
Mozart - "Ein Musikalischer Spaß" K522 - Mov 3/4
Mozart - "Ein Musikalischer Spaß" K522 - Mov 3/4 WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Divertimento for two horns and single strings "Ein Musikalischer Spaß" (A Musical Joke) 3. Adagio Cantabile Performed by Le Concert des Nations Directed by Jordi Savall *"A Musical Joke" is a composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the composer entered it in his Verzeichnis aller meiner Werke ('Catalogue of all my Works') on June 14, 1787. The music is intentionally written to be funny, being liberally sprinkled with obtrusively clumsy, mechanical and over-repetitive composition, together with passages evidently designed to mimic the effects of inaccurate notation and inept performance. Commentators have opined that the piece's purpose is satirical -- that "[its] harmonic and rhythmic gaffes serve to parody the work of incompetent composers" -- though Mozart himself is not known to have revealed his actual intentions. The piece consists of four movements, using forms shared with many other classical divertimenti. Nevertheless, the music has potential to appeal to the average audience of that time as a comedy, including: 1. Use of asymmetrical phrasing, or not phrasing by four measure groups, at the beginning of the first movement, which is very uncommon for the classical period. 2. Use of secondary dominants where subdominant chords are just fair. 3. The use of discords in the French horns, satirizing the incompetence of the copyist, or the hornist grabbing the wrong crook. 4. Use of a whole tone scale in the violinist's high register ...
Schumann #4 From 'Songs Of Dawn' OP.133
Schumann #4 From 'Songs Of Dawn' OP.133 Alexander Bildau Live Brussels, 1989
Vivaldi, Winter, Richmond, Virginia, classical guitar, wedding music
Vivaldi, Winter, Richmond, Virginia, classical guitar, wedding music Winter (Largo) from The Four Seasons, classical guitar arranged and performed by Rafael Scarfullery. Visit www.RafaelScarfullery.com
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