MUSIC 15 Lecture 12: 3/1/17

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Gerard: Accomplished Austrailian composer, holds queen’s honor, multiple awards, etc.
A musician is born and not made
Chopin’s funeral march:
Feared and fascinated by death
Recorded 32 Beethoven Sonatas, all available on DVD
Plays Edward Grieg
Where does music come from of the piano? Where does the power of Pavarati’s voice
come from?
Voice comes from the diaphragm. Where is the piano’s “diaphragm”? Where
does the amplification come from?
Playing pieces of Grieg, listen and note how a piano is a piece of engineering
made of steel and wood. From a piece of technology we can evoke emotion:
love, fire, motion
Bach piece...The expressiveness of the playing is where the feeling is evoked
A good musician is never satisfied!
Many musicians nowadays use Bach as a foundation
Fuges: like a conversation
Layering of voices
Horowitz was able to make people arware of voices
Mozart’s sonata is in galant style: his kind of music was the kind
that was uncontroversal; never offended anyone
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