Music Class: Recognition and Identification
Thanks to all of you who came out today to the class we held after church. Below are a number of clips from the videos I showed, as well as several websites which may be of interest to you as you further your studies! Please do reach out to me if you think of additional questions at any point.
Watch the presentation (slides and audio) on YouTube.
Each can be found at YouTube with the following terms as search criteria
Handel: Water Music, “Hornpipe”
Vivaldi: Four Seasons, “Spring”
Bach: French Suite No. 5
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in Cm
Brahms: Violin Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in Cm, “Resurrection”
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring, “Dance of the Adolescents”
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Copland: Appalachian Spring
BMW: Gymnopédie No. 1
Gatorade: Carmina Burana
Beef Council: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
United Airlines: Rhapsody in Blue original
United Airlines: Rhapsody in Blue call back
Delibes: Lakmé Flower Duet: Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca
British Airways: Lakmé duet adapted
Yanni: Aria, Live at the Acropolis
DeBeers Diamonds: Palladio
Sites I Visit Every Week for a Classical Music Fix
Wikipedia has everything you could ever imagine about every piece ever written (mostly!)
IMSLP is a repository of free scores for nearly any piece before public domain rules took effect
Boston Symphony Orchestra keeps a full year of its live concerts online at its Media Center (choose “Broadcast”)
YouTube and Spotify both allow you to search for recordings of most pieces. Each offer free service, but be aware that you may encounter ads. With a premium account to Spotify, you can have access to all the recordings a la carte.
Snooch’s Silly Symphony (I’m “Snooch”, thanks to my dear wife) chronicles my journey as I learn new pieces. You may want to join me!
Also, don’t forget that you can buy music online! Amazon sells .mp3 files you can play on your computer or iPod, and they can be very cheap. Ask me where to search!