Friday, August 26, 2011

Now that the rules are safely out the Window!

Music has been described as living math; there are plenty of rules and more importantly, conventions that make for a pleasant listening experience. But what happens when a musician wants to go where music hasn't gone before and break into new territory? In the old days this is where the "Fantasy" came in, like dream sequences in a film, just about anything can happen here and usually does.

On the Piano this Sunday Randy Anderson traces the fantasy/ phantasie/ fantasia/ fancy from the 16th century to the 20th and you will be surprised at the growing freedom composers used in these "fantastic" works.

The Piano, heard Sunday afternoons at 5 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Randy Anderson

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