I am just rediscovering how much I love modern and contemporary music. I love the spontaneity and sincere creativity of it: true innovators who are excited to work with their own original ideas whether or not they have been done before, to venture into new territory unashamed……
Here is Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto premiered in 1987. Enjoy…..
Philip Glass – Oslo Philarmonic – Mariss Janssons. G. Kremer
Philip Glass. Concerto pour violon
Dir: M. Janssns vl: G.krmer rehearsal répétition teatro Colon
“Todas las musicas… la Musica”. Ines Molina
Whew, I’ve decided to come up for air and let you know what’s been going on over here. I’ve been undergoing the great adventure of teaching a music appreciation class for Chaffey College. Our history of music is really deep and rich and encompasses so much of the human experience. Today we’ll be listening to the music from the Classical era and I’ve been listening, reading, and writing about it for the past week to prepare for today.
As we’ve been going along I’ve been creating music appreciation pages on this website of us to have easy access to performances of music from throughout the centuries. The Classical era is especially interesting. You can check out some amazing music at the link below:
Studying Medieval music for music appreciation today. The Kyrie is a great example of a melismatic contemplative section of the Mass ordinary. Medieval music is really deep!
Here’s early polyphony with really long tenors taken from older cantus.