Everyone knows Beethoven’s Fifth symphony – even the Classically illiterate. People around the world instantly recognize the dramatic first four notes (which we’ll listen to shortly). It’s one of the most famous symphonies ever written.
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.
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.
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!
Last month I did a video on the Easiest Chopin Pieces (even though there’s really no such thing as an easy Chopin piece), and it went over well – so today I’m going to follow the same format and do a video on the easiest Beethoven pieces.