Friday, August 14, 2009

Is the phone ringing?

Composers used to better relate to listeners by incorporating familiar sounds and imitations into their music. The man that premièred Beethoven's Violin Concerto, Franz Clement used to imitate chickens and geese in his performances. As music got more abstract and cerebral these handy connections were lost; or where they?

On the Piano this Sunday we have Clocks, Bells and What-not. Music where the composer actively imitates everyday noises or uses familiar patterns and intervals we listeners will relate to, giving their music an added dimension.

The Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on Texas Public Radio.

host Randy Anderson

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