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<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>Le<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>tombeau<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>de<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Couperin<span class="highlight"></span>

A short background on Maurice Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, composed between 1914 and 1917, pays homage to the Baroque tradition of François Couperin (1668-1733) ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>cages<span class="highlight"></span>

"There’s something about cages that magnifies freedom...whether you’re inside one or outside, freedom can’t really be talked about without considering the cage, can it?" - 2007 American Pianists Awards ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>back<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>to<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>school<span class="highlight"></span>

It's September--time for some study! With the fall semester now in full swing, let's look back upon the education of the composers of the First Viennese School: Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. It’s September. ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>Sean<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Chen<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>on<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Liszt<span class="highlight"></span>'<span class="highlight"></span>s<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Konzertparaphrase<span class="highlight"></span>

So what does Liszt mean by Konzertparaphrase? 2013 American Pianists Awards winner Sean Chen explains in this month's Beauty of Music. 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition winner Nikita Mndoyants ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>jazz<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>arrangements<span class="highlight"></span>

Jazz Arrangements: It's not the story but how the story is told. A Beauty of Music guest blog by musician/arranger/scholar Brent Wallarab. Jazz Arrangements: not the story but how the story is told ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>an<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>inside<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>look<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>at<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>the<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Awards<span class="highlight"></span>

In our regular Beauty of Music blog, we cover topics relating to classical and jazz music in general such as acoustics, improvisation and classical music cadenzas. This month we turn our attention inward ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>classical<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>catalogues<span class="highlight"></span>

What’s in a name?  A lot, actually! Op. 27, No. 2; K. 545; D. 960; S. 178; BWV 998; Hob.XVI:52; Wq. 55; Sz. 95; BB 101…there are seemingly endless letter and number combinations in classical music titles. ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>jazz<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>performers<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>vs<span class="highlight"></span>. <span class="highlight"></span>classical<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>composers<span class="highlight"></span>

Who’s your favorite jazz pianist? Who’s your favorite classical composer? These are questions that are most commonly asked among music lovers. Less often will the questions be reversed. Why? Who’s ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>Mozart<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Piano<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Concerto<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>No<span class="highlight"></span>. <span class="highlight"></span>25<span class="highlight"></span>

APA Artistic Administrator Milner Fuller provides a listening guide for Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25, K. 503, which will be featured in Henry Kramer's 2017 American Pianists Awards Premiere Series performance. ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>Beethoven<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Piano<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Concerto<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>No<span class="highlight"></span>. <span class="highlight"></span>1<span class="highlight"></span>

American Pianists Awards finalist Steven Lin will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in his Premiere Series concert November 6. APA Artistic Administrator Milner Fuller explores that piece in this month's Beauty ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>Variations<span class="highlight"></span>

American Pianists Awards finalist Sam Hong will play three sets of variations in his Premiere Series concert December 4. APA Artistic Administrator Milner Fuller explores this shifting style in this month's Beauty ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>the<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>piano<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>quintet<span class="highlight"></span>

Noon chamber music concerts at Christ Church Cathedral are a signature part of the final week of the American Pianists Awards. December's Beauty of Music gets us looking toward April with an exploration ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>classical<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>nicknames<span class="highlight"></span>

Crowned: January's Beauty of Music explores how some classical music like Beethoven's Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") acquire their nicknames. Crowned: January's Beauty of Music explores how some classical ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>check<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>the<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>tempo<span class="highlight"></span>

Check the tempo: February's Beauty of Music explains how individual movements in classical music are identified--most commonly by using the tempo marking. Check the tempo: February's Beauty of Music ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>play<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>that<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>song<span class="highlight"></span>

Play that song! The March edition of Beauty of Music sets up the American Pianists Awards Song Recital with an important linguistic definition. Play that song! The March edition of Beauty of Music ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>classical<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>in<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>Prague<span class="highlight"></span>

American Pianists Awards winner Drew Petersen just returned from a trip to Prague. Milner Fuller explores the musical history of the city in this month's Beauty of Music. Earlier this month, we wished ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>acoustics<span class="highlight"></span>

What are acoustics, and how do they affect the way we hear music? What is a “dry” room as opposed to a “live” room? How can a hall change its acoustics? How do acoustics affect the way a musician plays? ...

<span class="highlight"></span>BEAUTY<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>of<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>music<span class="highlight"></span> | <span class="highlight"></span>the<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>classical<span class="highlight"></span> <span class="highlight"></span>cadenza<span class="highlight"></span>

 APA Artistic Administrator Milner Fuller explains a unique feature of the classical concerto and prepares listeners for the American Pianists Awards Premiere Series.  APA Artistic Administrator Milner ...

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