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January 18, 2020 at 8:31pm

Bach master Masaaki Suzuki plays four Chorale Preludes from the composer's 'Little Organ Book' at Marylebone Parish Church by the Royal Academy of Music.

Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are performing the Baroque composer's 'St John Passion' at London's Barbican Centre on 10 March.

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Bach master Masaaki Suzuki plays four Chorale Preludes from the composer's 'Little Organ Book' at Marylebone Parish Church by the Royal Academy of Music.

Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan are performing the Baroque composer's 'St John Passion' at London's Barbican Centre on 10 March.

#MasaakiSuzuki #Bach #prelude #chorale #church #baroque

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January 18, 2020 at 8:27pm

Amazing pianist Boris Giltburg is kicking off his Beethoven Project, for the composer's 250th anniversary year. Follow his videos of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at www.beethoven32.com and his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/borisgiltburgpiano

Here's a moment of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1.

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Amazing pianist Boris Giltburg is kicking off his Beethoven Project, for the composer's 250th anniversary year. Follow his videos of all 32 Beethoven piano sonatas at www.beethoven32.com and his YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/borisgiltburgpiano

Here's a moment of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 1.

#BorisGiltburg #Beethoven #sonata #anniversary

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January 18, 2020 at 9:21am

Sitting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the world’s oldest piano. Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Listen to Dongsok Shin performing the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720.

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Sitting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the world’s oldest piano. Dating from 1720, the piano was one of the earliest creations by Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano.

Listen to Dongsok Shin performing the Sonata in d minor, K.9 by Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) on the earliest known surviving piano, made by the instrument's inventor, Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), in Florence, 1720.

#oldestpiano #Scarlatti #Sonata #hardsichord #BartolomeoCristofori

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January 17, 2020 at 9:00am

Today is the last day(17 January 2020) to register for ABRSM music theory examination: examination date - 28 March 2020.

#teacher #musictheory #examination #learning... See More

Today is the last day(17 January 2020) to register for ABRSM music theory examination: examination date - 28 March 2020.

#teacher #musictheory #examination #learning #ABRSM

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January 16, 2020 at 10:09am

Why is it called Maple Leaf Rag?

Joplin's most famous composition, "Maple Leaf Rag," was published while he was living in Sedalia, Missouri. It was named after the Maple Leaf Club; the date the club was founded is uncertain, but it was no later than November 24, 1898, when the first Maple Leaf ball was held.

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Why is it called Maple Leaf Rag?

Joplin's most famous composition, "Maple Leaf Rag," was published while he was living in Sedalia, Missouri. It was named after the Maple Leaf Club; the date the club was founded is uncertain, but it was no later than November 24, 1898, when the first Maple Leaf ball was held.

#MapleLeafRag #ScottJoplin #Ragtime

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January 13, 2020 at 9:54pm
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MunYee

lol... maybe we can bring some fruits to try this challenge...!

January 15, 2020 at 2:45pm
Mabel Ong

好一首香蕉曲!哈哈!

January 15, 2020 at 10:28pm
Tan Chia Huee

Mun Yee : hahaha good idea ! Use an apple to play Mozart's Turkish March.

January 16, 2020 at 9:58am
Tan Chia Huee

Mabel : yes, the banana has wiped out the impression of chinese culture in this song effectively.

January 16, 2020 at 9:58am
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January 14, 2020 at 8:40am

Plenty of world-class pianists have small hands, including Alicia de Larroccha and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and yet they seem to be able to cope with the most physically demanding works in the repertoire. Physical attributes should never deter someone from learning the piano...

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Plenty of world-class pianists have small hands, including Alicia de Larroccha and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and yet they seem to be able to cope with the most physically demanding works in the repertoire. Physical attributes should never deter someone from learning the piano...

#learning #worldclasspianist #hands

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Gavin Koh

Of course we can. I have played so many pieces by Liszt and Rach that my advice for people with small hands is to learn to be fast with arpeggiating the large chords.

January 14, 2020 at 10:38am
Mabel Ong

You're very self-motivated! I saw so many songs you played in your profile page. You really dare to try many different types of pieces. Well done!

January 15, 2020 at 10:26pm
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January 15, 2020 at 8:16pm

The Siena Piano, known also as the ‘Harp of David Piano’ and the ‘Immortal Piano’, underneath the legend what we’re talking about here is a plain old upright piano. It is said that the piano has mysterious qualities, in that its sound can change depending on the style and music which is played. One moment it sounds like a piano, then a harpsichord, sometimes like a bell and then like a violin.

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The Siena Piano, known also as the ‘Harp of David Piano’ and the ‘Immortal Piano’, underneath the legend what we’re talking about here is a plain old upright piano. It is said that the piano has mysterious qualities, in that its sound can change depending on the style and music which is played. One moment it sounds like a piano, then a harpsichord, sometimes like a bell and then like a violin.

#Immortalpiano #Harpsichord #TheSienaPiano #SebastianoMarchisio #UprightPiano #ebay

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January 15, 2020 at 4:57pm

Claude Debussy was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Here are 20 facts about this great composer.

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Claude Debussy was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. He was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Here are 20 facts about this great composer.

#Debussy #composer #impressionist #learning #musichistory

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January 14, 2020 at 9:40pm

Piano is the best instrument to start a strong musical foundation on. There are two categories of reasons why this is the case. The first category of reasons has to do with ease of learning and the second category of reasons is about the piano’s long-term purpose as a tool for any kind of musician.

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Piano is the best instrument to start a strong musical foundation on. There are two categories of reasons why this is the case. The first category of reasons has to do with ease of learning and the second category of reasons is about the piano’s long-term purpose as a tool for any kind of musician.

#learning #instrument #foundation

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January 13, 2020 at 10:09pm

Not in the previous annoying pianist list? What about this list? 🤓

#pianist #learning

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January 13, 2020 at 10:06pm
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January 13, 2020 at 5:38pm

2020 will see the 5th edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition for young aspiring musicians age 17 and below. The winner of the National Finals will proceed to The Regional Finals, where he or she will compete for the honor of representing Southeast Asia as a performer at the International Steinway Festival 2020 in Hamburg.

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2020 will see the 5th edition of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition for young aspiring musicians age 17 and below. The winner of the National Finals will proceed to The Regional Finals, where he or she will compete for the honor of representing Southeast Asia as a performer at the International Steinway Festival 2020 in Hamburg.

#steinway #sypc #sypc2020 #competition #registration #audition #teacher #parent

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January 13, 2020 at 5:30pm

Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

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Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

#abrsm #exam #theory #revision #solutions #answers #teacher #parent #learning

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January 12, 2020 at 4:29pm
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January 12, 2020 at 3:16pm

Professor Cooper’s edition does throw one blindingly obvious change at the music world. There are no longer 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, as books and performers will tell you, but 35. Not that Professor Cooper has discovered three more. Rather, he has reconsidered and admitted to the canon three early sonatas written when Beethoven was 12, usually set aside as juvenilia.

“I can find no reason why they shouldn’t be counted,” he said, “and indeed they were in the first complete edition... See More

Professor Cooper’s edition does throw one blindingly obvious change at the music world. There are no longer 32 Beethoven piano sonatas, as books and performers will tell you, but 35. Not that Professor Cooper has discovered three more. Rather, he has reconsidered and admitted to the canon three early sonatas written when Beethoven was 12, usually set aside as juvenilia.

“I can find no reason why they shouldn’t be counted,” he said, “and indeed they were in the first complete edition of the sonatas, published just after Beethoven’s death by his friend Haslinger, who presumably knew what Beethoven wanted. They are fully fledged, three-movement works, and if they lack something in quality, you could say the same of some of the Opus 49 Sonatas, and you surely wouldn’t exclude those from the canon.

#beethoven #sonata #mystery #cooper

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January 12, 2020 at 10:01am

Henry frequently crosses over the boundary of classical music and K-pop. Henry recalls the pleasure of meeting and working with Yiruma, the pianist, during the preparation of his first album. As always, new relationships build up new memories, and this one was special. This is how the collaboration of Henry and Yiruma began.

'River Flows In You' (composed by Yiruma) has a delicate melody that touches your heart. Henry and Yiruma have created a new melody together with this repertoire... See More

Henry frequently crosses over the boundary of classical music and K-pop. Henry recalls the pleasure of meeting and working with Yiruma, the pianist, during the preparation of his first album. As always, new relationships build up new memories, and this one was special. This is how the collaboration of Henry and Yiruma began.

'River Flows In You' (composed by Yiruma) has a delicate melody that touches your heart. Henry and Yiruma have created a new melody together with this repertoire. Take a deep breath now, and listen to their fantastic performance.

#henry #yiruma #collaboration #cover #official

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January 11, 2020 at 3:28pm

Do you know that Disney used the below mentioned waltz for a Fantasia-esque clip entitled "Dance of the Goofys" in the 2002 film Mickey's House of Villains?

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410, Voices Of Spring Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. (aka Johann Strauss II).

#JohannStraussJr #strauss #... See More

Do you know that Disney used the below mentioned waltz for a Fantasia-esque clip entitled "Dance of the Goofys" in the 2002 film Mickey's House of Villains?

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410, Voices Of Spring Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. (aka Johann Strauss II).

#JohannStraussJr #strauss #disney #waltz #mickey #goofy

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January 11, 2020 at 3:27pm

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410, Voices Of Spring Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. (aka Johann Strauss II).

Do you know that Disney used the waltz for a Fantasia-esque clip entitled "Dance of the Goofys" in the 2002 film Mickey's House of Villains?

#JohannStraussJr #strauss #disney... See More

Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410, Voices Of Spring Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr. (aka Johann Strauss II).

Do you know that Disney used the waltz for a Fantasia-esque clip entitled "Dance of the Goofys" in the 2002 film Mickey's House of Villains?

#JohannStraussJr #strauss #disney #waltz #mickey #goofy

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January 11, 2020 at 2:46pm

There was a consensus amongst biographers that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was homosexual.

His country, however, did not accept the fact that he was gay and has been shunning that declaration. The Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medina stated in the newspaper saying that Tchaikovsky was indeed not gay, and there was no evidence to prove so.

However, there were some letters which Tchaikovsky explained his likes and sexual attraction towards other men. They were hidden from the... See More

There was a consensus amongst biographers that Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was homosexual.

His country, however, did not accept the fact that he was gay and has been shunning that declaration. The Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medina stated in the newspaper saying that Tchaikovsky was indeed not gay, and there was no evidence to prove so.

However, there were some letters which Tchaikovsky explained his likes and sexual attraction towards other men. They were hidden from the world…

#tchaikovsky #homosexual #gay #lgbt

 

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