Monday, January 25, 2016

Music: An Art and a Language - Reading Together - Franck

"C├ęsar Franck (1822-1890) was a composer of such innate spirituality that to analyze and classify him in a formal manner seems well-nigh irreverent."
(location 3700, Kindle Edition)

"Thus the structure represents a carefully planned union of the variation form and the sonata-form which were special favorites of Franck."
(location 3953, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Music: An Art and a Language - Reading Together - Brahms

"Although Brahms never lets us forget that he is a Teuton, there are frequent traces in his compositions of the Hungarian element—so dear to all the Viennese composers—as well as of German folk-songs."
(location 3347, Kindle Edition)

"His music, therefore, must be approached reverently, sympathetically and with an earnest desire for a better understanding, for Brahms is veritably a giant."
(location 3673, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Music: An Art and a Language - Reading Together - Berlioz and Liszt


"As Berlioz stands as the foremost representative of program music and never wrote anything without a title, it is certain that before his music or influence can be appreciated, the mind must be cleared of prejudice and we must recognize that modern program music is a condition—an artistic fact, not a theory—and that the tendency towards specific, subjective expression (whether manifested in song, opera or symphonic poem) is a dominant one among present day composers."
(location 2956, Kindle Edition)

"Liszt's works are too full of originality and striking expressiveness to deserve permanently the neglect that has been their lot. Be, however, the ultimate fate of these works what it may, there will always remain to Liszt the fame of a daring striver, a fruitful originator and a wide-ranging quickener."
(location 3302, Kindle Edition)

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Music Sale January 2016!


I am selling some of my piano books.
All the books listed below are either brand new or gently used.
Please check the list below for the most up-to-date list of what I have on hand.

Any questions or orders, please email me: pianolessonsmn at gmail dot com

Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Repertoire Book Level 2 - 2.00 USD

Alfred's Basic Piano Library - Musical Concepts Level 2 - 2.00 USD


Teaching Little Fingers to Play Recital Pieces - 2.00 USD

Scott Joplin Piano Rags - 5.00 USD

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - 2.00 USD

The Parade Book - 3.00 USD

Classical Folk by Phillip Keveren - 6.00 USD

Shipping to the USA: 3.00 USD for first item, additional 0.50 USD for every additional item

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