Post by eulenspiegel on Nov 6, 2014 20:24:08 GMT -6
Piano lesson day! Learning the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 Love this piece!!! ♫
Here a version on youtube with sheets
The following text is from the uploader
- Composer: Edvard Hagerup Grieg (15 June 1843 -- 4 September 1907) - Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra - Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos - Soloist: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Year of recording: 1965 (live)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, written in 1868.
00:00 - I. Allegro molto moderato 11:59 - II. Adagio - attacca 18:04 - III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
Grieg was born on Norway's fjord-coast in the same year that Leipzig's storied Konservatorium opened under the direction of Felix Mendelssohn. By the time Ole Bull, the Norse Paganini, persuaded Grieg's parents to send their gifted 15-year old there for instruction, Mendelssohn was already dead for 11 years. His successors were solid, German-schooled academicians whom Edvard hated, and against whom he rebelled. Ever after, he made five years in Leipzig sound like a prison sentence. That he learned so much from allegedly hidebound and uncaring teachers validates the soundness of their instruction. Most notably, Grieg absorbed the salient stylistic traits of Mendelssohn and Schumann (who taught there briefly before moving to Dresden). Indeed, his Piano Concerto could be called Schumannesque (likewise in A minor) without invalidating its Scandinavian character or Lisztian flourishes. It can also be compared to Carl Smulders's Piano Concerto in A minor (uploaded on this channel). Despite posthumous scorn for Grieg's large solo oeuvre during much of the twentieth century, his natural habitat was the keyboard. Grieg composed this music in 1868 for himself to play; however, Edmund Neupert (to whom the concerto is dedicated) played the first public performance in Copenhagen on 3 April 1869.
A government grant enabled Grieg to visit Italy in 1869, where he showed the work to Liszt at his residence near Rome. The kindly Abbé played it at sight with unconcealed pleasure (brilliantly, too, although for Grieg "rather too quickly" during the opening part). Liszt encouraged him to "go on, and don't let anything scare you," but tastelessly suggested that the second subject of the first movement be played by a trumpet instead of cellos. Grieg didn't restore it to the strings until his revision of 1905-1906.
- The concerto opens with a drum-roll and solo flourish, after which the winds play a simple, unsophisticated main theme that the piano preempts, and embroiders at length, Allegro, molto moderato. The cello subject (più lento -- a little slower) is contrastingly "soulful." Trumpets usher in the development, and later on the reprise. A solo cadenza comes just before the end. - In the second movement, the key shifts from A minor to D flat major. This structurally uncomplicated Adagio in 3/8 time begins introspectively with muted strings. The piano rhapsodizes until a dramatically angular version of the main theme shatters the mood. - Eventually, calm is restored, and a quiet ending leads without pause to the third movement another quick-but-not-too-quick movement in A minor, additionally marked marcato, whose structure combines sonata and rondo. The piano introduces a main theme based on the 2/4 rhythm of a Norwegian folk dance, the halling. The second subject is quirkier and more elaborate but no less folk-like. The solo flute initiates a tranquil episode, after which the main theme returns for extended development. A short solo cadenza precedes Grieg's long-delayed transition from minor to major for yet another dance, this one in 3/4 time at an accelerated tempo. During a final cadenza, Lisztian bravura blows away any lingering traces of Schumann.
What a wonderful write-up for Emily. Living in Florida, seeing her performance is almost impossible so as a big fan I am hoping that some how that at least the Grieg concerto makes it on Youtube. I wish her all the best but as good as she is I am sure she is going to "knock it out of the park".
eulenspiegel: @don @wolfgang am 30. Juni schon mal in der Schweiz http://www.openairguide.net/festivals/schweiz/blues-n-jazz/emily-bear
Mar 19, 2017 16:26:21 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: and 2nd time Steamboat Springs, July 8
Mar 19, 2017 23:04:12 GMT -6
Levi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GpZNlfvPQY The Beatles, Roll Over Beethoven
Mar 20, 2017 0:38:07 GMT -6
Levi: The Beatles and especially the Rolling Stones were influenced by Chuck Berry. Keith Richards style is basically Chuck Berry guitar riffs.[br]https://youtu.be/l2sTmWr7ISY "Oh Carol",the Rolling Stones live, From the album 'GET YER YA-YA'S OUT!'
Mar 20, 2017 0:42:33 GMT -6
mastersgttom: According to concertsforamerica.com there is going to be a live broadcast of tonights event at 8:30pm EDT. Just go to the website and refresh the provided link at the designated time. A great opportunity to see Emily perform live. Hope it works.
Mar 20, 2017 10:33:43 GMT -6
wolfgang1959: Unfortunately bad timing for us here in Germany...
Mar 20, 2017 12:37:25 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: I hope its not only on facebook... if this really works here....
Mar 20, 2017 15:44:59 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: It does not work with my ipad. So perhaps someone can tell me afterwards. It seems that everything Mr Rudetzky streams, broadcasts is only for the elite. That cannot be true.
Mar 20, 2017 21:31:44 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: @stephenadams how is it?
Mar 20, 2017 21:37:51 GMT -6
mastersgttom: Sorry for those who live across the Atlantic that weren't able to get the live stream. Emily played a medley of songs I wasn't completely familiar with except the Bumble Boogie which ended the medley. She was great as usual. Nice ovation.
Mar 20, 2017 21:47:43 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: It works now and I found her part as Rudetzky told to show off 1:14::00 ff http://www.playbill.com/article/watch-concert-for-america-live-stream-with-chita-rivera-and-hamilton-stars
Mar 20, 2017 22:20:29 GMT -6
eulenspiegel: @don public, not public, sharing, not sharing???
Mar 21, 2017 4:04:53 GMT -6