Week 4 Thread: The Meaning in Music
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Where is the meaning in a piece of music written in the 18th century for keyboard only? Is that music meaningless? Or was this type of music only composed for solely entertainment purposes?
Try to find the meaningful elements in the music you have studied this month
And… Post a clip of your beautiful performance!
Pick a piece from the suggested repertoire according to your level or share any piece written during the 18th century that you have been working on!
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- Piece(s) you have been working on:
- Things you found easy:
- Things you found difficult:
As I mentioned in a previous post, my friend and I are preparing the Mozart D minor concerto. We had our first attempt to get it together today. We recorded the exposition of the first movement tonight. It’s not good yet, but I would really love some feedback, especially regarding balance. Thank you.
Actually, I don’t like my touch in the first video, so we made another. In the second one, I tried a touch which used speec of keystroke rather than pressure and I think i5 works much better. I will just need to add a bit of pedal here and there I think.
I am always late to these because I am so busy once I am back on campus, but here is Haydn Sonata 19 MVT 1 Adagio with some mistakes. I had it memorized over the summer. This video is from May… it is such a pretty movement.