Music echoes divine harmony; rhythm and melody imitate the movements of heavenly bodies, thus delineating the music of the spheres and reflecting the moral order of the universe. Earthly music, however, is suspect; Plato distrusted its emotional power. Music must therefore be of the right sort; the sensuous qualities of certain modes are dangerous, and a strong censorship must be imposed. Music and gymnastics in the correct balance would constitute the desirable curriculum in education. Plato valued music in its ethically approved forms; his concern was primarily with the effects of music, and he therefore regarded it as a psychosociological phenomenon. In fact, the term classical music comes to us as a reference to Classical Greek and Roman art.
- I was immediately struck by the “waves” Rattle created with the cello figures in the opening section as well as the depth of feeling he projects.
- Both the theme statement, fragmented and almost as an allusion rather than a solid statement, and the variants move very slowly, building incrementally over a period of time.
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The album closes with The Old Country, a song that Cannonball Adderly wrote for vocalist Nancy Wilson back in 1961. This is a nice, upbeat performance, and although the original tune wasn’t one of the strongest that Adderly ever wrote, Witzel again does wonders with it. In the context of Adderly’s soul jazz, Ho plays very well, but again it’s the leader who commands the most attention. Yet it is Nocturne No. 7 which sounds the most like one of his Cartas Celestas with its rumbling arpeggios and asymmetric, impressionistic melody line. In addition, No. 8 almost sounds like a continuation of No. 7, albeit with a different theme.
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I really don’t think that any review or liner notes could be more eloquent than that. And as a bonus, Mr. Perelman was kind enough to send me these great photos of he and Mr. Shipp together. It really is a joy for them to play together, and in this CD that joy has truly come to…Fruition.
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I was just as delighted with the leader’s arrangements of other standard tunes in this album as I was with Morning Sunrise. He does indeed create a new tune over the chords of the original, but doesn’t extend it to the degree that Witzel does, falling into the usual sequence-o-f-rhythmic-chords that most jazz organists use. I don’t wish to make this sound as if Ho is not a good jazz organist; he clearly is; he’s just not on the same level as the leader, Witzel. The term “art music” refers primarily to classical traditions that focus on formal styles, invite technical and detailed deconstruction and criticism, and demand focused attention from the listener. In strict western practice, art music is considered primarily a written musical tradition, preserved in some form of music notation, as opposed to being transmitted orally, by rote, or in recordings . Adam Hernandez is a self-taught visual artist originally from the Bronx, New York.
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The connections between music and art that Kandinsky formulated, and others, in my opinion, can also be drawn between Aboriginal art and music, as they are similar. It’s said that the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky was a painter of ‘sound and vision’. Looking at Kandinsky’s Colour Study’s, it’s clear that there is a strong connection to his works and many of the designs found in Aboriginal art. And another, Walter Pater said, “all art aspires to the condition of music”.
So for the past 2 years , after I had my sax mouthpiece of a lifetime broken and I was forced to embark on a journey searching a suitable replacement piece, I revised and perfected many technical fundamentals of music making. One hopes that Gražinytė-Tyla’s Weinberg symphony recordings will grow exponentially. She understands his deepest feelings, and is able to translate them into sound. His Nine-Tone Scales I can follow; these are not baffling at all; but I don’t really see how they are supposed to help the improvising musician. Adam Rudolph, a 67-year-old percussionist and bandleader, has here thrown his hat in the ring with the late George Russell by presenting the most challenging analysis of jazz improvising since the latter’s Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organization.
DJ 12th City Expect to hear house, breaks, and touches of experimental music during an all-vinyl DJ set from Ryden Thomas . He is a former resident of the Midwest Fresh Disco Room, Heavy Glide, and Revelation Groove parties. Currently, Ry works with Rich Street Records in Franklinton, local electronic music label Shut Off Notice Records, and their annual event Bird Tunnel.
One online critic compared Abbado’s Mahler to Rattle’s by saying that the former was an optimist while the latter was a pessimist, and it is true that a certain amount of pessimism, or at least sadness, permeates this symphony . It does, however, pick up in intensity about two-thirds of the way through the movement. Zinn’s tenor sax, in fact, does this; he is not really extending the composition in his solos; but since they follow Witzel’s, they almost sound like further variations on the theme, which is not altogether a bad thing. GM Art & Music is delighted to welcome Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča for general worldwide management, only for opera. Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča has established herself as a major star through her highly acclaimed performances for the world’s leading opera houses, symphony orchestras and recital halls. She has captivated audiences with her exquisite voice, intelligent musicianship, and compelling stage presence.
In between Nos. 2 and 4, however, we get the relatively long, almost surrealist Nocturne No. 3, which almost sounds like one of the composer’s Cartas Celestas in miniature. In India, music has been put into the service of religion from earliest times; Vedic hymns stand at the beginning of the record. As the art developed over many centuries into a music of profound melodic and rhythmic intricacy, the discipline of a religious text or the guideline of a story determined the structure. In the 21st century the narrator remains central to the performance of much Indian traditional music, and the virtuosity of a skillful singer rivals that of the instrumentalists. There is very little concept of vocal or instrumental idiom in the Western sense. Moreover, an element of improvisation is retained that is vital to the success of a performance.