Jerry was right

The composer Robert Schumann did hear an “A” note when he had “Persistent Tinnitus.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schumann I started working on transcribing this song yesterday, and couldn’t do anything else today because I had to finish it. Song #46 from the Big Book of Classical Music is called Piano Concerto in A Minor by Robert Schumann (1810-1856).(Warning:Continue reading “Jerry was right”

once more with feeling

A while back I posted a song called On Green Dolphin Street. That version wasn’t, how should I put this, very good? It had no right being out in the world. So I re-did it just for you. You know who you are. That reminds me of the time someone asked me if I wasContinue reading “once more with feeling”

The Swan

Song Number 41 in our big countdown of Classical Music is called The Swan. It is from The Carnival of the Animals by French Composer Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921). According to galaxymusicnotes.com, Camille Saint-Saëns was widely heralded as a teen prodigy, as he started exhibiting perfect pitch at the age of two. He was also consideredContinue reading “The Swan”

Number 40

Song Number 40 in our summer countdown of classical music is in the books. This is an excerpt from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz. According to https://petipasociety.com/the-sleeping-beauty: The Sleeping Beauty Waltz was the first collaboration of Marius Petipa and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Although Tchaikovsky’s first ballet Swan Lake had not been the success he had hoped for, it didContinue reading “Number 40”

A Raga For You

Like I said up there. This is called Raga Kamaj: And this is a mix of sixteen different Ragas: This one is called Raga Bageshri: According to Wikipedia, a  raga or raag (IAST: rāga; also raaga or ragam; literally “coloring, tingeing, dyeing”) is a melodic framework for improvisation akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music. The rāga is a unique and central feature of theContinue reading “A Raga For You”