Music History Wednesday : Da Vinci’s invention Viola Organista and Slawomir Zubrzycki
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Music History Wednesday : Da Vinci’s invention Viola Organista and Slawomir Zubrzycki

The main thing I find admiring about Leonardo da Vinci is the fact that he is well rounded polymath. A quality the rest of us peasants could only dream of. Recently, a Polish musician a Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki debuted an instrument based on Da Vinci’s amazing sketches called the viola organista. Zubrzycki was reported … Continue reading

Music History Wednesday : Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Major
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Music History Wednesday : Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Major

This piece is probably more familiar to many of you. Canon in D Major experienced its popularity in the 70s and 80s through a recording by Jean-Francois Paillard  and its use in the film Ordinary People (1980). The piece somehow made its way to weddings rivalling Wagner’s Bridal Chorus. Canon in D Major’s chord progression … Continue reading

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