Thursday, August 20, 2015

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015

QUOTE:
"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more
  intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly  than ever before."
AUTHOR: Leonard Bernstein
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
"When you are angry its not the answer. Get
  your emotions out with your music instead."












COMPOSER
CHOPIN
WALTZ, OP. 64,
NO. 1 IN D-FLAT
"MINUTE"
WALTZ, OP. 64,
NO. 1 IN D-FLAT
"MINUTE"
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano
video
The first theme is a series of rapid eighth note  passages around the dominant note Ab.
http://www.answers.com/topic/minute-waltz#
The second theme emerges as a slower melody, but still centered around the dominant Ab.
Chopin wrote the waltz in 1847 and had it
published in Leipzig, Germany by
Breitkopf and Hartel
http://www.lubranomusic.com/lubrano/images/pdfs/lateiner-II-chopin.pdf
as one of the Trois Valses
("Three Waltzes"), Op. 64.
TROIS VALSES
("THREE WALTZES"),
OP. 64 (1847)
George van Renesse, Piano
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI0UsfQ0uRY&feature=youtu.be
1. D-Flat Major (Minute Waltz)
2. C-Sharp Minor
3. A-Flat Major
Each of the three is among the short-
est of his entries in the waltz form,
making them entirely unsuitable for effective
use in the ballroom. It was one of the last
pieces Chopin wrote, as his health was already
failing and his relationship with his girlfriend,
George Sand, was starting to break down.
Frederic Chopin and George Sand
The piecededicated to his student,
Delfina Potocka,
Delfina Potocka
is given the tempo marking Molto vivace.
Although it has long been known as the
"Minute [accent on the second syllable
(my noot)] Waltz" meaning a "small" waltz. A
publisher gave the waltz that nickname be-
cause it was short and therefore not because
it can or should be played in a minute.
It was never Chopin's intent for this waltz to
be played in one minute: a typical performance
of the work will last between one and a
half and two and a half minutes.
Chopin's Minute Waltz runs longer than 60 seconds.
Chopin as a rule did not like nicknames
that became attached to his works however
this waltz actually has two.  Chopin got the
inspiration for this waltz as he was watching
a small dog chase its tail, which prompted
the composer to name the piece, "Valse du
petit chien," meaning, "The Little Dog Waltz."
Chopin's love, the novelist George Sand,
George Sand
owned a Pekingese dog

named Marquis.  Actually, Chopin and
Marquis got on well (in one letter to
Sand the Polish composer wrote,
"Please thank Marquis for missing
me and for sniffing at my door")
and one day Chopin was observing
the dog as he was chasing his tail
on the garden terrace when Sand said to Chopin:
"If I had your talent, I would compose
a fortepiano piece for this dog."
Chopin immediately went to his piano and did
exactly that. The scurrying, playful music of
this waltz is said to have been inspired by this
sight. It is interesting to listen to this piece with
your eyes closed, because then it is quite easy
Chopin was fond enough of this piece that
he included it in his final concert in Paris,
in 1848, the year before he died.
WALTZ, OP. 64,
NO. 1 IN D-FLAT
"MINUTE"
Daniel Barenboim, Piano
Just because Chopin never meant to have
this piece performed in a "minute" that has
not stopped people from trying. The waltz
is 138 measures long, with one fifteen-
measure repeat included, and thus it would
have to be played at almost 420 quarter
notes per minute in order to play it
completely within a single minute.

WALTZ, OP. 64,
NO. 1 IN D-FLAT
"MINUTE"
Played in One Minute
video

WALTZ, OP. 64,
NO. 1 IN D-FLAT
"MINUTE"
video


WALTZ, OP. 64,
NO. 1 IN D-FLAT
"MINUTE"
Ignaz Friedman, Piano
(The picture seen here is not Friedman)
MUSICAL ANALYSIS
http://www.ayahiguchi.com/chopin_waltz/chopinwaltz_op64_no1.html
 

THE "MINUTE WALTZ"
With Words Added
http://www.choralnet.org/view/271479#271701
"THE MINUTE WALTZ"
Lyrics by Lan O'Kun
Barbra Streisand Sings
"THE MINUTE WALTZ"
Looney Tunes Cartoon
CHECK OUT THIS ROCK and ROLL VERSION:
The waltz is a salon dance that originated
from folk country-type dance forms.
It evolved into an eloquent and aristocratic
dance and became an important
entertainment of royals and nobles at the
beginning of the 19th Century
LINKS
http://www.pianoparadise.com/downloadmp3/ChopinMinuteWaltz.mp3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute_Waltz
http://www.answers.com/topic/minute-waltz
http://www.classical-music.com/article/15-composers-and-their-dogs
http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/310144-saturday-morning-cartoons-looney-tunes-and-waltzes/
http://www.radiochopin.org/episodes/item/450-waltz-in-d-flat-major-op-64-no-1
http://www.worldofopera.org/component/k2/item/731-episode-127-chopin-throws-the-dogs-a-bone-gallop-marquis-op-posth
http://imslp.org/wiki/Waltzes,_Op.64_(Chopin,_Frederic)
http://cantorion.org/music/137/Valse-%22Minute-Waltz%22-Original-version
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/canine-corner/201212/dogs-cats-classical-music-and-fr-d-ric-chopin
http://www.prx.org/pieces/45419-radio-chopin-2-the-minute-waltz-a-mispronunciati
http://www.quatre-mains.net/Scores/Chopin%20-%20Minute%20Waltz%20in%20D%20Flat%20-%20Primo.pdf
http://www.quatre-mains.net/Scores/Chopin%20-%20Minute%20Waltz%20in%20D%20Flat%20-%20Secondo.pdf
http://www.jacquielawson.com/preview.asp?hdn=0&mpv=3349101&path=105741
http://www.mfiles.co.uk/scores/minute-waltz.pdf
http://www.flutetunes.com/tunes.php?id=265
http://violinsheetmusic.org/classical/c/chopin/minute-waltz.pdf
https://beta.prx.org/stories/45419/details
http://robinlrilette.blogspot.com/2008_10_01_archive.html
http://chopinsociety.org/the-waltzes
https://books.google.com/books?id=kgqWtJ55cEsC&pg=PA8&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false
http://www.ayahiguchi.com/chopin_waltz/chopinwaltz_op64_no1.html
"SQUILT" LISTENING LESSON
http://homegrownlearners.squarespace.com/storage/chopinSQUILT.pdf
http://www.homegrownlearners.com/home/2014/1/2/free-squilt-lesson-chopins-minute-waltz.html
http://www.pianoparadise.com/downloadmp3/ChopinMinuteWaltz.mp3

 
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MORE LESSON IDEAS
http://www.coreknowledge.org/mimik/mimik_uploads/lesson_plans/108/THIS%20ISNT%20YOUR%20GRANDMAS%20MUSIC.pdf
http://joy2learn.org/pdf/lesson_plans/social_studies/Social_Studies_Industrial_Revolution.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=35&v=CZTMVLYAZfU