The polyphonic instrumental works of Bach and his contemporaries were called by such names as Preludes, Fugues, Canons, Inventions, Toccatas, and Fantasies; but since a complete account of all these forms would lead too far afield, we shall confine ourselves… Read More »POLYPHONIC MUSIC; J S BACH-2
In this chapter, we traced some of the fundamental principles of design in musical expression, as they were manifested in the Folk-music of the different nations. All music of this type was homophonic, i.e., a single melodic line, either entirely… Read More »POLYPHONIC MUSIC; J S BACH-1
Every piece of music, with the exception of the intentionally rhapsodic utterance, begins with some group of notes of distinct rhythmic and melodic interest, which is the germ–the generative force–of the whole, and which is comparable to the text of… Read More »THE CLASSICAL MUSIC ART OR LANGUAGE?_3
In attempting to carry out this simple direction, however, we are confronted by another of the peculiar characteristics of music. Music, in distinction from the static, concrete and imitative arts, is always in motion, and to follow it requires an… Read More »The classical music art or language?_2
In approaching the study of any subject we may fairly expect that this the subject shall be defined, although someone has ironically remarked that every definition is a misfortune. Music-lovers, however, will rejoice that their favorite artist is spared such… Read More »The classical music art or language?_1
Aramo does a good job of learning Bach’s invention in two weeks.
Lola Aslanove is a decent piano performer. However, she also brings amazing visual attraction to the performance. Some hardcore old-fashioned music fans might complain about her outfit but for me, anything that would attract more people to classical music has… Read More »Lola Aslanova brings life to piano performance