My favorite playlists (4): Tchaikowsky

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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

A composer game

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Summer is a great time to take time to do things you postpone during the year, like… writing on your blog! I feel so bad about my inconstancy – hopefully this coming year I will organize myself better, or at least try to. Since my last post, I have to admit that my life changed quite a lot as I got a regular work as a piano teacher in a music school next to Sevilla. I have also extra jobs, gigs and concerts around Spain and abroad, I will comment about that in my upcoming articles. It was actually complicated to find time to practice my solo pieces, duo and sight read some chamber music or operas!  8-O

Anyway, today I wanted to post about a subject that always amused me and I would love to know how you feel yourself as a musician or music-lover.

As we know, each composer has his own character and can make us feel happier, ecstatic, sad, nostalgic, contemplative, dreamy or however you want. So let’s imagine you would associate a season of the year to a composer’s style, what would it be? More

My favorite playlist (1): Brahms

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

Let’s first put some nice music background:


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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

My favorite playlist: Introduction

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This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Favorite Playlist

What is the point of this blog? To share my musical activities, tastes and experiences with all of you. So I just thought one of the basics of a musician’s life is our relation to the composers and our preferences.

Of course, I have some favorite pieces. It’s always a hard choice, but I know more or less what I would bring to a lost island, even the list is long – it’s ok, now with the MP3 devices we don’t need CDs, so it wouldn’t take so much place. :D

Anyway, I thought it would be a nice subject to introduce you to my favorite composers and to some of their works that aren’t essentially the most famous ones; they are actually the ones that made me realize how much I loved those geniuses. Maybe you know them, or maybe you are contaminated by all the famous pieces that are played again and again in every concert program, like Beethoven Waldstein Sonata or Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit (it seems Ravel didn’t write anything else!).

So what do you say, let’s enjoy and listen some great non-commercial pieces?