Category Archives: Listening to Music

In the last video, we took a look at the history and structure of the typical Baroque dance suite. Today I’d like to look through one of the famous dance suites by JS Bach, written for keyboard: the Bach French Suite no. 1 in D minor, BWV 812.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

In today’s episode, we’re going to look at the Mozart Fantasia in D minor. We’re going to talk about the history of the piece, the controversy of the ending, and then listen through bits and pieces of it and discuss some musical and technical aspects.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

When I was originally drafting this list, I came up with 14 names of underrated composers. Culling it to just 5 was based heavily on my own opinion (ie I chose musicians that I personally love, and aren’t just considered generally underrated).

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

In today’s video, we’ll be taking a look at the music of Liszt. I’ve picked out some pieces for us to listen to that I think represent Liszt’s music best – though of course there are bound to be many favorites left off this list.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.

Today’s brief history of the opera video is the first in a two-part series. In this video, we’re going to focus on the early days of opera, from Baroque to Classical. Romantic and Modern opera will be the subject of the next video.

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Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.