Words fail to describe this, really, you just need to watch. Sit back, turn up the speakers, and watch the whole thing.
The one thing you need to know: this piece is a theme and variations, so it's a musical theme (a melody) that's presented and then Herr Roman Kim plays multiple variations on that theme. You'll still recognize parts of the original theme, but it might be played higher, lower, or with 'extra' notes within the same melody.
Think of it as one car (the theme) with lots of options …
NASA has released Hubble telescope pictures and they are fascinating. Some, like the horsehead nebulae, are descriptive, some are fascinating, some just plain odd. One of them is particularly striking, and perhaps this is what music actually looks like:
In addition to the fantastic, professional organizations that we have here in the Twin Cities (and around the country!), there are loads of interesting free and low-cost concerts you may be missing out on. The programming is different, the presentation can be more relaxed. Add variety and some new music genres to your concert season.
Colleges and universities everywhere have music departments brimming with students, majors and non-majors alike, who are studying with the best teachers in the US. …
For classical music newbies and those who've been put off of classical music by classical music snobs, the convention of clapping at a classical music concert is a bit of a mystery. However it's easier than you think! Here are a few rules of thumb for when to clap. And when not to clap.
1. When it's a welcome: clap when the featured musicians come on stage. (If you're not sure who they are, don't clap.)
If you're at an orchestra concert, the orchestra is usually already on stage when the conce…
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote several of the greatest pieces in Oratorio literature, one of them being the Matthaeus-Passion, the St. Matthew Passion. And from this, the wonderful aria "Mache dich mein Herze rein," in English "Make in me a clean heart."
You don't need to speak German to understand this one.
This is a fantastic movie for music-lovers, choral-singers and music enthusiasts. A famous conductor, Daniel, falls ill and decides to return to his small hometown in Sweden to recover. The pastor asks Daniel to take over the church choir, full of vibrant characters. The moment Daniel takes over the choir, their lives change.
Each of the singers goes on their own journey, from the Pastor's Wife to the enthusiastic salesman from the town's largest store, and from the town gossip to Daniel's young…
In her audio program "Seeing in the Dark: Myths and Stories to Reclaim the Buried, Knowing Woman" Jungian psychoanalyst and cantadora (keeper of the stories) Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes reminds us that as artists, we shall not criticize, not judge, not break down others for their creativity--because so many of us are imprisoned, are unable to create, are not allowed to create. From a prison cell in another country to our own downtrodden neighborhoods, to people imprisoned in themselves.
We have a…
Are you ever disappointed to hear a band live in concert, only to realize they are really a “studio band” because they don’t sound very good live?
When was the last time you spent an entire afternoon listening to new music on the radio?
How many times have you heard someone speak about classical music and were totally turned off?