Biography: Beethoven's life - Ludwig van Beethoven's website - Dominique PRÉVOT Beethoven's childhood At an early age, van Beethoven, took an interest in music and his father taught him day and night, on returning to the house from music practice or the tavern. Without a doubt, the child was gifted and his father Johann envisioned creating a new Mozart, a child prodigy. On March 26th 1778, at the age of 7 ½, Ludwig Van Beethoven gave his first public performance at Cologne. In 1782, before the age of 12, Beethoven published his first work, 9 Variations in C Minor for piano on a march by Earnst Christoph Dressler (WoO 63). In June 1784, on Neefe’s recommendations Ludwig Van Beethoven was appointed organist of the court of Maximillian Franz, the Elector of Cologne. At home, little by little, Ludwig replaced his father. Ludwig van Beethoven Music Prince Maximillian Franz was also aware of Beethoven's music and so he sent Beethoven to Vienna, in 1787, to meet Mozart and further his musical education. A letter called Beethoven back to Bonn—his mother was dying.
Instrument Jokes Strings Woodwinds Brass Percussion Vocal Vocalist Jokes Folk/Rock/Popular Music and Instruments General Acknowledgement These jokes are a continually-growing collection, and unfortunately, I can no longer remember which jokes I heard from whom. Strings Violin Jokes What's the difference between a violin and a viola? There is no difference. What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle? A fiddle is fun to listen to. Why are viola jokes so short? So violinists can understand them. How do you tell the difference between a violinist and a dog? The dog knows when to stop scratching. How many second violinists does it take to change a light bulb? None. String players' motto: "It's better to be sharp than out of tune." Why is a violinist like a SCUD missile? Both are offensive and inaccurate. Why don't viola players suffer from piles (hæmorrhoids)? Because all the assholes are in the first violin section. What's the difference between a fiddle and a violin? No-one minds if you spill beer on a fiddle. Viola Jokes
David Kaplowitz's Odd Time Page Note: I took this from this article on Wikipedia. I was really psyched about the article when I found it. At that time there were only 2 Zappa references in the whole article, which is sad in a discussion of odd times. So I started contributing as much as I could. Then it started turning into a silly "bigger is better" contest with some dunce (or a couple of dunces) adding up as many measures as they could count into one jumbo time signature. While discussing this in the notes in that article, I was informed by another member of the wiki that Wikipedia's supposed to be about references to "established" or published authorities on the subject. Disclaimer: I have yet to verify much of this, so a lot of it is likely incorrect. Songs in 5, aka quintuple meter Songs in 7, aka septuple meter Mixed Meter Rush - Cygnus X-1: Intro, 13/8 (6+7). Rush - Limelight: Opens in 4/4, modulates to 7/4 for guitar hook, but goes to 6/4 for verses, then combines sections in 6/4 and 4/4. Other
BBC Proms 2012 Sunday Baroque Classical Music Radio Stations - The Best Online Here are the top 5 classical music radio stations you can hear online, hand-chosen by an enthusiastic listener (me!)... BBC Radio 3. This world-famous UK classical music station is probably my favorite. I used to wake up each morning before school with some exciting classical piece playing right beside my head thanks to this station! Regular features include a composer of the week program, and a lunchtime concert. So there are my top 5 classical music radio stations! Other Stations Here are some other stations you may want to have a listen to... WWFM ("The Classical Network") gives you several options for listening: either a streaming online flash player (so you can listen through your browser), two Windows Media streams (high bandwidth 96k or low bandwidth 32k), and an MP3 stream at 128k. I tried all of them; the flash stream is fairly good, and obviously the 128k stream is the best, but I can't help feeling that there was still a little dryness to the sound.
The Classics Network -- online resources for literature, philosophy, and the humanities The Classical Review CDs / DVDs » Blog Archive » TERRADELLAS Sesostri A program of Charles Ives’ music was performed Sunday at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Sunday afternoon, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented a concert in tribute to Charles Ives that also served as a grand announcement of their recent acquisition: Ives’s complete studio from his home in West Redding, Connecticut. The entire room has been transported and reassembled in the galleries, with The Unanswered Question on the music stand and pencil shavings on his desk. As Vivian Perlis wrote in her insightful program note, “It can be said that Ives’s journeys to the past resemble nothing less than the re-living of times through sonic memories—inconstant, fragmented, difficult, aggressive, joyful and nostalgic.” The compact, intelligent selection of chamber music, played in the Academy’s concert hall, had a rough sense of this journey for Ives, who spent his last decades constantly revising his earlier works. The Violin Sonata No. 2 is a bridge between those two worlds.