Archive for August 2017

The Many-Faced Ave Maria: From Schubert to Bruckner

In today’s video, we’re going to be taking a look at the popular composition Ave Maria. It’s one of those works that was born from an old prayer, and has many different incarnations. Different composers transform the words into different sounds and tunes.

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August Q&A: Legato Playing, Collapsing Fingers and More

Hi and welcome to this month’s Q&A session! Every month, I answer four of your piano-related questions as best as I can. Feel free to leave any other questions you might have in the comments, and perhaps I’ll answer them in the September episode.

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Bach French Suite no. 1: An Analysis and Closer Look

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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