Monday, August 19, 2013

MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2013

QUOTE: 
“Music is meaningless noise, until it touches a receiving mind.”
AUTHOR: Paul Hindemith
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Art only has meaning for those who bother to spend the time to 
  really think about what the artist is trying to convey.”











COMPOSER
CHOPIN

video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFlyKTyFfrs

Polonaise in Ab Major, Op. 53.
Heroic
Played by Idil Biret
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLoX1ZJeeoQ

A MODERN VERSION OF THIS PIECE:

"Till the End of Time" sung by Perry Como
video


The polonaise is an imposing, stately, slow Polish processional stately folk dance performed by couples
who walk around the dance hall very much like a march but it is written in a 3/4 meter instead of 4/4.

The accent comes on the first beat, the first step of the dance being a long, sweeping one.
Each polonaise of Chopin's is a poem in its own right;
each a different one, and each must be treated differently.


GRANADA ADVANCED STRINGS
SUBSTITUTE: SMALL WONDERS VIDEO
NOTES TO BE TAKEN FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION


INTRO. TO INSTRUMENT
SUBSTITUTE: SMALL WONDERS VIDEO
NOTES TO BE TAKEN FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION


GRANADA BEG. STRINGS
SUBSTITUTE: SMALL WONDERS VIDEO
NOTES TO BE TAKEN FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION


HILLVIEW ORCHESTRA
SUBSTITUTE: SMALL WONDERS VIDEO
NOTES TO BE TAKEN FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION