Category Music to Listen to

Music Suggestion No. 2

The second music suggestion is a late 13th century dance song in genre of troubadour dance (as talked about in “The story of music part 2” and “The story of music part 3“), called Kalenda maya (The first of May) by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras. It has a strophic poem text and the familiar ABC musical […]

The Art of Performance & beyond

It’s a long road toward an ideal performance. What makes a performance academically ideal could be defined and listed (in fact it is defined and listed). One may argue that it can be reached through analysis, practice, interpretation, etc., and of course it takes time. Therefore, it is not a mystery! But what makes a […]

Music Suggestion No.1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27ol_QffDhE As you may know, I’ve started to write a series of music history posts on the blog called “The story of music”. Here there will be a series of music suggestions to listen to. Though these will be independent posts, these posts will be written by the same order (as the story of music) […]

Beethoven’s third Symphony ‘Eroica’ op.55 (First movement)

Introduction: Beethoven writes a letter to his friend in 1802 and mentions that he is not satisfied with his works so far (says Romain Rolland 1); what was going on? Yes, he was preparing to fly the music to new boundaries, during and even before the composition of 3rd symphony he was searching for ways […]

Music Suggestions to listen to

In this Part, I will provide some of the best works by various music composers, and its score (or a link to its score). In addition to some listening guides and perhaps articles about the work and/or a brief biography of the composer. The purpose of doing this is that not only you will enjoy […]