My favorite playlists (4): Tchaikowsky

1 Comment

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

 

Another of my favorite composers is Tschaikowsky, although I’m very tired of his Piano Concerto – indeed a great piece, but played way too often. I will start my playlist with a nice solo piano piece that I would love to learn whenever I find some time for that, it’s called Dumka. More

My favorite playlist (3): Debussy

No Comments

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

After a long break due to summer holidays and occupations, here I am again to share with you some of my favorite pieces of the 150 years birthday boy: Claude Debussy – he makes me proud of being french! As Monet does. If I could choose a period of history to travel to, one of them would probably be during the Impressionism… As music critic Camille Mauclair says, “The landscapes of Claude Monet are in fact symphonies of luminous waves, and the music of Monsieur Debussy, based not on a succession of themes but on the relative values of sounds in themselves, bears a remarkable resemblance to these pictures. It is Impressionism consisting of sonorous patches.” More

My favorite playlists(2): Rachmaninoff

1 Comment

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

Nothing irritates me more than people telling me that I like Rachmaninoff because I am a pianist, when I actually prefer his chamber music, his concertos and symphonies to his solo piano music! Besides, he was a great harmonist, and even his piano music is orchestral. In this aspect he can’t be compared to Chopin, for example, an amazing pianist and composer for piano (besides the cello sonata and some exceptions) who didn’t show so much talent for orchestration – with all my respect. ;)
Anyway, I’m going to act like a typical pianist and start with one of the quite unknown Rachmaninoff’s pieces for piano, the Elegy, played by the composer himself: More

My favorite playlist (1): Brahms

1 Comment

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

Let’s first put some nice music background:


Direct Link to YouTube [BLSXaJIaKfo]

Those who know me personally will guess which composer I take first… and here he comes: Brahms! Ah, dear Johannes. I think there isn’t a day of the year that I don’t feel like listening to his music, in whatever circumstances. Probably because my character is also contemplative and nostalgic, like his music? And because I am crazy about Italy aswell? I guess many people have these characteristics. More

Older Entries