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May 7, 2018 at 7:24pm

Pianovers Meetup #78 - Recital Registration

[Event details]
20 May 2018
5pm to 9pm
The URA Centre

[Programmes]
1700 - 1715, gather at the 2 pianos
1715 - 1830, dinner at Maxwell Food Centre
1830 - 2000, registered players play for us
2000 - 2100, open playing, and socialising

[Registration]
If you'd like to play for us a piece, register your interest by posting a comment to this, with the following:
1. The title of... See More

Pianovers Meetup #78 - Recital Registration

[Event details]
20 May 2018
5pm to 9pm
The URA Centre

[Programmes]
1700 - 1715, gather at the 2 pianos
1715 - 1830, dinner at Maxwell Food Centre
1830 - 2000, registered players play for us
2000 - 2100, open playing, and socialising

[Registration]
If you'd like to play for us a piece, register your interest by posting a comment to this, with the following:
1. The title of the piece you want to play
2. The composer of the piece
3. The estimated playing time (e.g. 2m 20s)

[Additional Notes]
1. Registered players will play first, followed by non-registered players.
2. Each registered player has a maximum playing time of ~5min, not limited by the number of pieces.
3. For each Pianover Meetup, the list of registered players will be posted on our website. Thus, you can build a performing profile over time.

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David Ennes

TBC - 5'

May 16, 2018 at 5:25pm
Paul Nirmalendu

"Perfect"-Ed Sheeran - 4.30mins

May 17, 2018 at 1:27pm
May Ling

1) Hornpipe (from The Water Music) by Handel n 2) The Four Seasons (Spring n Autumn) by Vivaldi...5min

Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 13:18
Max Zheng

Ashitaka and San (Princess Mononoke) by Joe Hisaishi - 3:50mins

Sunday, 20 May 2018 - 13:41
April 15, 2018 at 10:22pm

Should only technically-challenging pieces be deemed as being aesthetic? The following is a good read:

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Gavin Koh

First, we have to define the term "aesthetics" in music. For me, after researching, I refer to this section in Wikipedia that talks about the... See More

First, we have to define the term "aesthetics" in music. For me, after researching, I refer to this section in Wikipedia that talks about the Aesthetics of Music. They have defined "aesthetics of music" as "music's capacity to express emotion".

Therefore, practically any musical piece can be deemed to be aesthetic - because music very often stirs peoples' emotions. Be it a technically demanding piece like Moszowski's Etincelles, where I might derive a emotional thrill akin to a mountaineer who has "been there, done that," or a piece like Ketelbey's Sanctuary of the Heart that evokes emotional tension in abundance.

By the way, Sanctuary of the Heart's secondary theme (starting from bar 19 - poco piu mosso) is identified as Kol Nidrei, a Jewish prayer played during Yom Kippur as explained here and here. If that doesn't evoke liturgical emotions, then I don't know what does for the listener.

April 29, 2018 at 1:30pm
Goh Zensen

Being aesthetic in layman's terms simply means the piece of music is "beautiful", "nice to listen to" or "pleasing to the year." Anyway I'm getting Karen Aw to sing and record Sanctuary of the... See More

Being aesthetic in layman's terms simply means the piece of music is "beautiful", "nice to listen to" or "pleasing to the year." Anyway I'm getting Karen Aw to sing and record Sanctuary of the Heart soon (after her Aida performance is over).

April 30, 2018 at 10:13pm
Michael LS

What is this santuary of the heart?

May 18, 2018 at 12:22pm
Gavin Koh

It's a piece by Albert Ketelbey which features an aesthetic melody and a Jewish prayer embedded within. You can listen to Sanctuary of the Heart... See More

It's a piece by Albert Ketelbey which features an aesthetic melody and a Jewish prayer embedded within. You can listen to Sanctuary of the Heart here.

May 18, 2018 at 1:11pm

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