Category Archives: Classical

I can’t believe this channel has existed for over 2 years and we haven’t yet done an analysis on Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, probably one of the most famous piano pieces of all time. But today’s the day!

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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.

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Today we’re going to look at sonatinas. What is a sonatina? Where do they come from? Who wrote them? And so on.

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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.

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In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to talk about the history of Clementi, a rather underrated Classical composer, performer, businessman and piano builder.

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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.

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I had the strange realization today that I’ve done a history video on Beethoven, but I never a corresponding “Music of Beethoven” post like I have with other composers.

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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.

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I love Haydn. I’ve been waiting to do a video about him for the longest time, but wanted to get some of the other main guys out of the way first, like Mozart and Beethoven. But in the Classical era, which we discussed at length in my two-part video series, there was a trifecta of awesome composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.

We have to complete the trifecta!

In today’s video, we’ll talk about the history of Franz Joseph Haydn, but we won’t spend too much time discussing his music. His music was briefly touched on in the Classical music series, but we’ll dedicate a whole other video to that huge topic.
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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.