Music History Wednesday: G.F. Handel, Harpsichord suite in D minor vol.2 No 4 HWV 437 Sarabande
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Music History Wednesday: G.F. Handel, Harpsichord suite in D minor vol.2 No 4 HWV 437 Sarabande

Not too long ago, we watched a film by Stanley Kubrick called Barry Lyndon. It was a 1975 production of British American period drama. The film made an impression on me because of its cinematic and painting quality scene after scene. Later on I learned about technical details on the production of this film that … Continue reading

(not) Ancient Music Wednesday: Domenico Scarlatti’s Fugue in G minor (K. 30, L. 499) or Cat’s fugue or La Fuga del Gatto.
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(not) Ancient Music Wednesday: Domenico Scarlatti’s Fugue in G minor (K. 30, L. 499) or Cat’s fugue or La Fuga del Gatto.

For my AMW (Ancient Music Wednesday) I usually spare time to seek nice musical piece to share here. Sometimes I learn about a pretty piece like this one, The Cat’s Fugue. The legend says that Scarlatti, like many artists, have a pet cat. This pet cat, Pulcinella, has inclination to walk across his keyboard time … Continue reading

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Ancient Music Wednesdays : The Fisherman and the Woodcutter

Quoted from cultural-china.com : Dialogue between the Fisherman and the Woodcutter is an ancient lyre music piece. There are over 30 versions of circulated music scores, some even with accompanying lyrics. The current music scores were first seen in the Ming dynasty. The music reflects the longing of hermit-minded person for a life of fishing and … Continue reading