Listening to Music

Beethoven’s Fur Elise: The “Stairway to Heaven” of Piano

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to be talking about Bagatelle no. 25 in A minor (WoO 59) by Beethoven – but it goes by the much more common name of “Fur Elise”. This is one of Beethoven’s most famous pieces, and arguably the most famous piano piece of all time. It’s been a…

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Handel’s Water Music: A Baroque Concert Masterpiece

In today’s video, we’re going to take a closer look at Handel’s Water Music suite. We’ve looked at another composition by Handel before – the Hallelujah chorus from his oratorio Messiah, so definitely check that out if you want some more Handel.

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The Music of Handel: 5 Baroque Favorites

Handel was one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) Baroque composers and was right up there in popularity with Bach. They were even born in the same year – 1685. Today we’re going to look at the music of Handel and explore 5 of favorites. Most of these are considered Handel’s most famous works, so…

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The Four Seasons by Vivaldi: Summer [PROGRAM MUSIC]

Since it’s currently summertime, I wanted to take this opportunity to delve into The Four Seasons by Vivaldi, specifically the “summer” movement. This is a Baroque-era concerto in a set of four concerto, each with its own season/theme: spring, summer, autumn and winter. This will be a long-running series – each season I am going…

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Debussy’s Deux arabesques [simple piano guide]

In today’s episode of PianoTV, we’re going to be taking a quick look at Debussy’s Deux Arabesques. These two arabesques are short and simple in format, but enduringly popular and gorgeous (particularly the first one).

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The Music of Rachmaninoff: 6 Favorites

In today’s video, we’re going to take a look at the music of Rachmaninoff – specifically, 6 favorites that I picked out. Some of these selections are among his most famous compositions, and others are ones that I personally quite enjoy. These six selections should give you a good understanding of Rachmaninoff’s sound and style.…

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Music for my wedding (Classical, Catholic, live performance)

I thought it would be fun to do a video on the music I selected for my wedding. Michael and I got married last year in a church, and we had three live performers for the music. We had a pianist, violinist, and vocalist. Today I’ll share with you each of my selections. Let’s get…

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