Frederick Chopin was a master of piano miniatures. We all know that. And his preludes was a fertile soil for all kinds of acrobatics regarding harmony and musical form. In this article, we will talk about his Prelude in C minor op. 28 no. 20; its form, its harmony and its overall musical expression.
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I hope that this harmonic analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op. 2 No. 1 first movement will help you in your work. I will try my best to post the second movement as well as soon as possible. If you are interested to find out something about stylistic procedures in this musical piece, please let me in the comments.
When you think of Frederic Chopin, what is your first thought? I bet it has something to do with lyricism, romantic soul, artist with incredible talent and so on. But, would you ever think of Chopin as the anti-semit? I know, I know, it is quite a strong word and possibly even slender, but would you think of that when it comes to Chopin? I think you would not. But, did you read his letters? If not, than this article may be a very good read for you.
Recently, I rediscovered my passion for running and that event led me to this article. Can classical music be a good partner in activity such running? If so, which pieces of classical music are suitable for it? On top of that, what would be my top 8 classical music pieces for running? These are the questions I will try to answer in this article. As a bonus, I will post a YouTube playlist of my top 8 classical music pieces for running.
Today, I will talk about music that is inspired by the Great War. 102 year ago this day marked the end of the bloodiest war until that moment. The war to end all wars, as German and Austro-Hungarian war commands called it. One YouTube user commented in one of the songs: “It ended nothing” .
Today, I have one really interesting article for you. I will talk about musical gesture inside the musical topic of traveling (in the broadest sense of that word) in one of Sabaton’s songs – The Final Solution. It is very powerful song with genius example of a musical gesture produced by the word painting. Before we dive into the analysis I have to talk briefly about the ideas of musical topic and musical gesture.