Category Archives: Classical

D’un soir triste — Lili Boulanger (1918)

Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)

She composed many pieces before her premature death at age 24. There used to be talk among classical music musicians and enthusiasts about which composers who died young would have contributed increasingly great music had they lived. I’m quite sure she would have.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OERJAjoHRY&feature=share

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Euridice, Prologo “La Tragedia” e Coro “Se de’ boschi” — Jacopo Peri

Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)

Early opera composer. Influenced by the Florentine Camerata (in which Galileo’s father was prominent) with the idea of bringing Greek clarity and proportion into dramatic music. Euridice is from 1600.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHMJgGE5Doc&feature=share

String Quartet in C minor — Ernest MacMillan

Ernest MacMillan (1893-1973)

This string quartet was composed while MacMillan was interned in a German camp during WWII. The first performance was in 1925.

MacMillan was primarily a conductor.

This is the first movement. The other movements are posted in comments.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu8BQPG_hiM

 

Tina S Metalizes Beethoven (Moonlight Sonata, Third Movement)

Young virtuosa Tina S lays down a wonderful cover of the Dr. Viossy guitar arrangement of the third movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14, Op. 27, No.2).

This is, of course, the “presto agitato” third movement of the Moonlight Sonata. (Beethoven called the sonata “Sonata quasi una fantasia” – sonata, almost a fantasyThe term “Moonlight” wasn’t applied until after Beethoven’s death and referred to the first movement.)

I have been hoping that Tina would tackle this piece, and I’m glad she did!

 

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Tina was taught and filmed by her guitar instructor, Renaud Louis-Servais and here.

Tina plays a custom Vigier Excalibur Custom guitar.