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They could hear the movement of the stars.

The ancient philosophers and mathematicians believed that they could hear the movement of the stars. I think only God can do that, so we dare not imitate them. But we can listen to a composer’s interpretation of such sounds. This music is “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity” from Holst’s The Planets. Close your eyes and …

Impromptu is a short instrumental piece with an improvisatory feel

Impromptu is a short instrumental piece reminiscent of improvisation. Originally, it was just a free-form composition, but later it became a musical genre. Schubert composed eight Impromptus. This piece begins with an accelerated tempo that mirrors the sometimes frenzied pace of our busy schedules. Do we not see ourselves in the fast-moving, energetic flow? You …

Lisitsa Sails through the Tempest in Sonata

Beautifully performed in this video by Valentina Lisitsa, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.19 in D minor has another well-known name – The Tempest. Although Beethoven never officially named the song as Tempest, it is suggested by his associate Anton Schindler that Beethoven mentioned that Schindler should read Shakespeare’s Tempest while asking about his opinion of this …

Copland is an American contemporary music composer.

Copland is an American contemporary music composer. But if you listen to his music, it doesn’t quite sound like modern music. I recommend that you imagine the fall in Manhattan while listening to this music. I can hear the autumn in Manhattan deepen. I hear the wind blow around the buildings, and watch the leaves …

J S Bach by Segovia

Segovia is a legend of classic guitar. If you listen to his performance for a long time, you will understand what it means when both the performer and the composer disappear, and only the music remains. I like Bach music the most among his performances. He interprets Bach music in a very simple and intuitive …