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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

“May we appreciate our joyous moments with family and friends for no sooner will the new year arrive and we wonder what happened during Christmas.”                               … Continue reading

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Glossary of musical terms

Accidental – A note whose pitch is not a member of the scale of the most recently applied key signature. Adagio – In a slow and leisurely tempo. Alla marcia – In a march-like style or tempo. Allegro – In … Continue reading

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George Gershwin

“True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today” –  George Gershwin George Gershwin was born on September 26 1898 and is widely regarded as the … Continue reading

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Gershwin’s Embraceable You – transcription by Earl Wild

Embraceable You is just one of some many beautiful songs composed by George Gershwin. However, Earl Wild, one of America’s greatest pianists and contemporary composers gave this piece a new dimension with his beautiful arrangement for the piano. Yeol Eum … Continue reading

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Van Cliburn – arguably America’s greatest pianist

Update: Van Cliburn passed away on 27 February 2013 after his illness from bone cancer. Sadly, the world has lost one of its greatest pianists and a truly remarkably human being. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ Van Cliburn is arguably the greatest pianist that … Continue reading

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Pietro Mascagni (1863–1945) – Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo)

Cavelleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) is an opera by Italian composer Pietro Mascagni. This beautiful and compassionate theme is also arranged for solo piano  and duo with the violin. It is termed intermezzo to mean a short piece of music or … Continue reading

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