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Jazz Virtuoso Oscar Peterson Gives Dick Cavett a Dazzling Piano Lesson (1979)

Duke Ellington once called Oscar Peterson the “Maharaja of the Keyboard” for his virtuosity and ability to play any style with seeming ease, a skill he first began to learn as a classically trained child prodigy. Peterson was introduced to Bach and Beethoven by his musician father and older sister Daisy, then drilled in rigorous finger exercises and given six hours a day of practice by his teacher, Hungarian pianist Paul de Marky. “I only first really heard jazz somewhere between the age...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Television, College, Beethoven, Jazz, John Coltrane, Dick Cavett, Louis Armstrong, Fred, Bach, Peterson, Duke Ellington, Cavett, Daisy, Charlie Parker

The Secrets of Beethoven’s Fifth, the World’s Most Famous Symphony

Revered by music lovers of temperaments as varied as Peanuts’ Schroeder and A Clockwork Orange’s Alex, Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most celebrated composers in the Western classical music canon. Symphony No. 5 in C minor is surely one of his most recognized, and frequently performed works, thanks in large part to its dramatic opening motif — dun-dun-dun-DAH! Music educator Hanako Sawada’s entertaining TED-Ed lesson, animated by Yael Reisfeld above, delves into the story behind thi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Animation, K-12, Beethoven, TED Talks, Schroeder, Clockwork Orange, Ayun Halliday, Alex Ludwig van Beethoven, Hanako Sawada, Yael Reisfeld

Are All-Female- Or All-BIPOC-Composer Programs The Best Way To Diversify Classical Music?

For example, the group Resonance Works Pittsburgh, which has committed to make half of all works it plays by women and at least one-third by composers of color, just did an all-female-composer program. But might that limit audience interest the same way all-Beethoven concerts can? – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Resonance Works Pittsburgh

Bodies and Artifacts (iii)—Jones' Voice

LeRoi Jones Blues People (1963) For a Westerner to say that the Wagnerian tenor's voice is "better" than the African singer's or the blues singer's is analogous to a non-Westerner disparaging Beethoven's Ninth Symphony because it wasn't improvised. (p. 30) So what if a Westerner says this about Beethoven? What if a small but vocal subculture emerges within the Western world itself where this disparagement of Beethoven is nothing less than the storefront signage, the secret handshake, and the...
Tags: Ethics, Beethoven, Jazz, Technique, Bodies, Mccarthy, Jones, Abstraction, Abstract Art, Desmond, Parker, Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, Ravel, Stefan Kac, Aesthetics

Using Artificial Intelligence To Complete Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony

Yes, it has now been done, and the AI researcher (already known for robot-created art) who led the tech side of the project —working with pianist/musicologist Robert Levin as well as a composer and a computational music specialist — writes on how they went about it. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Robert Levin

Beethoven’s Unfinished Tenth Symphony Gets Completed by Artificial Intelligence: Hear How It Sounds

Few symphonies are as well-known as Beethoven’s Ninth, an assertion supported by the fact that it’s no doubt playing in your head even as you read this. Few symphonies are less well-known — at least by Beethoven’s standards — than his Tenth, primarily because he never actually got the thing finished. He did make a start on it, however, and at his death in 1827 left behind notes and drafts composed alongside the Ninth, which had also been commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society. Su...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Technology, College, Intel, Deutsche Telekom, Beethoven, Salzburg, Seoul, Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Colin Marshall, Bach Beethoven, Barry Cooper, Robert Levin

Leon Theremin Advertises the First Commercial Production Run of His Revolutionary Electronic Instrument (1930)

“The theremin specifically, and Leon Theremin’s work in general is the biggest, fattest, most important cornerstone of the whole electronic music medium. That’s were it all began.” — Robert Moog In the mid-twentieth century, the theremin — patented by its namesake inventor Leon Theremin (Lev Sergeyevich Termen) in 1928 — became something of a novelty, its sound associated with sci-fi and horror movies. This is unfortunate given its pedigree as the first electronic musical instrumen...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Japan, College, History, Bbc, United States, Beethoven, Henderson, Paul Jackson, New York Philharmonic, Draper, Vallee, Josh Jones, Moog, Wendy Carlos

DOWNLOAD MP3: Chief Keef – Beethoven

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Missing the forest for the trees: interpreting the composer’s message

Several years ago, I decided to make the switch to drinking tea in place of other beverages. I treated myself to “top shelf” teas and stored them where the previously small collection had been housed—literally on the top shelf. Not being very tall, every time I wanted a cup of tea I had to climb on the kitchen counter to reach my new-found friends. I did this for a couple of years until I finally stepped back, looked at the overall situation instead of each tin of tea, and decided to simply move...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Beethoven, Composition, Mozart, Haydn, Arts & Humanities, Beethoven Mozart, Mozart Piano Sonata, Music Composition, Czerny, Beethoven Piano Sonata, Carl Czerny Beethoven, Steven Kamenar

‘I’m working through 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’: readers’ WFH playlists

Some of you went classic rock; others Iranian ambient. And yet others took on epic challenges that will take years to complete … here’s what you’ve been listening to while working under lockdownIf I need to concentrate on something really thorny, I go for Bach every time. It seems to allow my brain to work at a high level and I do almost all my best work to Bach. András Schiff or Angela Hewitt playing keyboard works, and Hilary Hahn on violin. Beethoven’s late quartets and Schubert lieder are g...
Tags: Music, Metal, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Classical Music, Beethoven, Jazz, Bach, Schubert, Cheltenham Continue, Angela Hewitt, Hilary Hahn, Bach András Schiff, Edward Collier

Conductor Grant Llewellyn, Late Of North Carolina Symphony, Makes His Way Back From A Stroke

Last summer, back home in Wales after completing his 16-year term in Raleigh, he suffered what turned out to be a three-day stroke that severely impaired the use of his right arm and leg. After a month’s hospitalization and six months of physical therapy, though he can’t hold a baton, he is back working with the Orchestre national de Bretagne, his ensemble in Rennes, France. “The irony of my situation is that I can conduct Beethoven symphonies but I can’t get out of bed. I can’t tie my shoelace...
Tags: Art, Music, Wales, Beethoven, Raleigh, Rennes France, 06.11.21

Chayce Beckham wins ‘American Idol,’ the first Southern California singer ever to do so

Chayce Beckham, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Apple Valley whose lived-in, authentic voice and genuineness on stage appealed to fans and judges alike, won the 19th season of “American Idol” on Sunday. Seconds after host Ryan Seacrest announced Beckham’s name, as fireworks sprayed and confetti fell, Beckham grabbed a microphone and performed his first single, “23,” which released a little over a week ago already has soared up the iTunes charts. “Welcome to your career,” judge Lionel Rich...
Tags: Apple, Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, American Idol, Starz, Beethoven, Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie

Chayce Beckham talks ‘American Idol’ journey and the Beatles song he’ll sing on the finale

A few days after Chayce Beckham advanced to the Top 3 and the finale of “American Idol,” the ABC reality series sent him on the traditional hometown visit. For the 24-year-old singer-songwriter, that meant a trip to Apple Valley in the high desert of Southern California. A limousine delivered him to a town celebration and later took him to Vanguard Preparatory School, which Beckham says was the same as he remembered from his elementary school days. “That’s where I performed my first talent show,...
Tags: Apple, Music, Florida, Abc, La, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, Starz, Beethoven, Coldplay, Lionel Richie, Oakland, Beckham

The “Ready… Set… Go!” phrase structure in Classical Era music

Ready… Set… GO! We all know the joyful anticipation of that exciting phrase. Whether getting ready for a “race” with my granddaughter or waiting for the gun at the start of a half-marathon, just the thought of it brings a bit of an adrenaline rush. This mindset transcends culture, space, and time, and presents itself structurally in Classical Era music. Let’s dig in to discover how the anticipation of “ready…set…GO!” is captured through composers’ clever use of phrase structure to catch the list...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Classical Music, Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven Haydn, Fortepiano, Donna Gunn, Arts & Humanities, Piano Sonata, Subtopics, Malcolm Bilson, Vierhebigkeit, Johann Philipp Kirnberger

50 years later, Apple+ offers a fresh look at ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’

Think about the year 1971 and some things come immediately to mind: the war in Vietnam. the presidency of Richard M. Nixon and, well, after that, the answers can begin to splinter off into a hundred different directions. Danielle Peck, one of the producers and directors of the docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything” knows that the date in the title isn’t an obvious marker in popular music’s journey through the 20th century. But Peck, director-producer Asif Kapadia, and the rest...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Movies, Obama, France, La, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Cnn, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Soccer, Paris

From Beethoven’s Ninth to Theme from Shaft: the best exercise anthems

Soul classics, German film soundtracks and chugging rap – here’s a workout of bangers to get you off the couch Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Beethoven

How Beethoven (And The Philadelphia Orchestra) Brought The US And China Together

The idea that the world’s two most powerful countries can simply “decouple” as their strategic competition grows fiercer — a concept promoted by China hawks — doesn’t match reality. In the case of classical music, as Beethoven in Beijing illustrates, the ties that bind our two countries are historically driven and deeply emotional. – Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, China, US, Beijing, Beethoven, Philadelphia, 04.13.21

The Black Violinist Who Premiered Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata

“Born in 1778, in Biała Podlaska, Poland, [George Polgreen] Bridgetower started playing the violin at an early age. His father John Frederick Bridgetower (probably of West Indian descent) was a servant of Joseph Haydn’s patron: the Hungarian Prince Esterházy. And the young Bridgetower was tutored by Haydn himself. … Later, Bridgetower went on to give the first public performance of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 (‘Kreutzer’), which the composer originally dedicated to him. T...
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Kreutzer, Bridgetower, 04.01.21, Biała Podlaska Poland, George Polgreen, John Frederick Bridgetower, Esterházy, Rudolphe Kreutzer

Tina Turner Delivers a Blistering Live Performance of “Proud Mary” on Italian TV (1971)

John Fogerty once said that he conceived the opening bars of “Proud Mary” in imitation of Beethoven’s Fifth symphony. It’s an unusual association for a song about a steamboat, but it works as a classic blues rock hook. Most people would say, however, that the song didn’t truly come into its own until Tina Turner began covering it in 1969. “Proud Mary” helped Turner come back after a suicide attempt the previous year. Her version, released as a single in January 1971,“planted the seeds of...
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Japanese Violinist Covers Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption”: Metal Meets Classical Again In a 1992 journal article “Eruptions: heavy metal appropriations of classical virtuosity,” musicologist Robert Walser explored the link between heavy metal and classical music–the way in which metal guitarists studied classical music and created “a new kind of guitar virtuosity.” Published by Cambridge University Press, Walser’s essay comes to focus on Eddie Van Halen’s “Eruption,” the “solo that transformed rock guitar.” He writes: “Released i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, College, Beethoven, Eddie, Panama, Mozart, Van Halen, Facebook Twitter, Jill, J S Bach, Eddie Van Halen, Robert Walser, Reggie Watts Reinvents Van Halen, Cambridge University Press Walser

Beethoven Through The Oppression Of An Anniversary Year

Alex Ross: “The most valuable recordings of the Beethoven Year—Igor Levit’s survey of the sonatas and the Quatuor Ébène’s cycle of the quartets—bring out those contrarian tones of wit, weirdness, irony, understatement, frenzy, stasis, and bittersweet release. Having created the single most potent persona in the history of music, Beethoven proceeded to engender another, more elusive self, which was perhaps the truer one.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Alex Ross, Igor Levit, 01.19.21

‘Für Elise” — Igor Levit Says That Piece You Hate From Piano Lessons Is One Of Beethoven’s Finest Works

“It’s just emptiness. How great must a composer be to allow himself to write about nothing?” The pianist has a go at persuading Joshua Barone. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Igor Levit, Joshua Barone, 01.07.21

A Bowie Celebration review – a starry tribute concert for a mind-blowing talent

Five years on from David Bowie’s death, bandmate Mike Garson leads an epic lineup, from Billy Corgan to Adam Lambert, in three hours of livestreamed sound and vision“He’ll be remembered like Beethoven, in a hundred years’ time,” longtime producer Tony Visconti said of David Bowie recently, and, five years on from the artist’s death, his colossal influence still resonates across all manner of art forms. The latest incarnations range from the new Harry Styles single to a children’s relaxation app ...
Tags: Music, Culture, David Bowie, Beethoven, Boy George, Gary Oldman, Gary Barlow, Billy Corgan, Duran Duran, Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Lambert, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Mike Garson, Mike Garson Bowie

After A Year Away, Boston Symphony’s Music Director Is Back

Andris Nelsons, who has been in Europe since before the pandemic started, returned to Symphony Hall to record three programs pairing Beethoven symphonies with contemporary music for the BSO’s season of streamed concerts. – The Boston Globe
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, Beethoven, Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony, BSO, Symphony Hall, 01.07.21

Did Beethoven Use a Broken Metronome When Composing His String Quartets? Scientists & Musicians Try to Solve the Centuries-Old Mystery When it comes to classical composers, Beethoven was pretty metal. But was he writing some kind of classical thrash? Hardcore orchestrations too fast for the average musician to play? 66 out of 135 of Beethoven’s tempo markings made with his new metronome in the early 1800s seem “absurdly fast and thus possibly wrong,” researchers write in a recent American Mathematical Society article titled “Was Something Wrong with Beethoven’s Metronome...
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How Beethoven Changed Music In The Young United States

From an 1805 concert for the gentry of Charleston featuring the first movement of the First Symphony through the flood of German immigrants in the 1840s, the establishment of orchestras in New York and Boston, and the rise of the Romantic cult of the lone genius, Beethoven’s music was what established both the habit of programming concerts focusing on dead composers’ works and the idea of classical music as an ennobling force with moral value. – Smithsonian Magazine
Tags: Art, Music, New York, Boston, Beethoven, Charleston, 12.16.20, Young United States

Learning To Hear Beethoven

James Wood: “It took me some time to listen properly to Beethoven, to get past the heroic glower of his portrait, the worldwide canonicity. (Surely it didn’t help that our entire generation, like those before us, had to trudge through Für Elise and what we could manage of the Pathétique on the piano. I used to go to sleep to the broken sounds of those pieces, as my brother, five years older, toiled downstairs at his ‘homework’.) It wasn’t till my early twenties that I started listening to the p...
Tags: Art, Music, London, Beethoven, James Wood, Fur Elise, 01.21

An Argument For “Canceling” Beethoven?

“He was the most performed composer in America in 2019-20, with over double the number of performances of Mozart (the second most performed). Being a guaranteed ticket-seller and donor pleaser, he keeps reappearing in concert programmes to the exclusion of other, more diverse composers. In the neo-liberal world, where audiences prefer the familiar, such attitudes to programming are unlikely to change unless there is a mass cultural boycott (i.e. ‘cancelling’) of composers like Beethoven.” – Var...
Tags: Art, Music, America, Beethoven, Mozart, 12.25.20

A Composer With Hearing Loss Says Beethoven’s Music Encodes The Experience Of Being Deaf

Gabriela Lena Frank says that she can tell, from her own experience, some of what the composer was doing as he lost more and more of his hearing. “More pitch distance and difference, and more vibration and resonance, create a recipe for happiness for a hearing-impaired person, trust me. A more dissonant and thick language, with clashing frequencies, also causes more vibration, so the language does get more physically visceral that way, too.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Beethoven, Gabriela Lena Frank, 12.27.20

Nineteenth-century US hymnody’s fascination with classical music

The aria Zerlina sings to Masetto, her fiancée, late in Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is a study in sexual innuendo.Masetto’s just received a brutal beating from the Don (whose lascivious designs on Zerlina were only narrowly averted). But if Masetto will come home with her now, Zerlina coaxes, she’s ready to administer her own pleasant balm. It’s a natural cure, she says, that she carries with her everywhere. One no chemist can make. Just as erotic undercurrents threaten to surface (“Do you want ...
Tags: Books, Music, New York, Featured, Religion, US, Broadway, Beethoven, John, John Williams, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don, Don Giovanni, Arts & Humanities, Hymns

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