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).
In today’s video, I thought it would be fun to depart from our usual in-depth musical discussions. I came across some very bizarre and entertaining Classical music album covers, and thought that you guys would appreciate them.
I was in the mood to give some awesome piano channels and piano blogs some love today. But when I looked at my list of YouTube subscriptions and blogs on my Feedly app, the amount of great stuff was overwhelming. As such, this is a VERY INCOMPLETE list – there are plenty more great channels and sites where this came from!
In today’s video, we’re going to explore the hardest piano music, Rachmaninoff edition. Rachmaninoff’s piano repertoire is overwhelmingly in the “difficult” category, and a good number of his pieces could be considered among the most difficult piano music ever.
What we’re going to do today is discuss his most difficult music and listen through a few musical examples. Let’s get started!
Chopin and Liszt, two wildly popular Romantic-era composers, could best be described as “frenemies”. They were both excellent pianists who were wildly revered, but were basically different in every way. Liszt was all flair and virtuosity; Chopin was delicate and subtle, seldom playing louder than a mezzo forte.
A question I’m constantly asked is what pieces to learn on the piano, especially from beginners. There’s such an overwhelming amount of piano music out there, so it’s difficult to choose!
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. I highly encourage you to check out the full versions of these selections.
Let’s get started!