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Q&A What does "hipocondrie" mean as a kind of composition?

There is a piece by the Bohemian Baroque composer, Jan Dismas Zelenka, called "Hipocondrie à 7 Concertanti in A major," ZWV 187. Attempts to find out what "Hipocondrie" means have run into nothing ...

0 answers  ·  posted 4mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A What is the difference between the saltarello and the tarantella?

The tarantella and saltarello are traditional Italian dances, both usually notated in a fast compound duple time such as 6/8. The steps are different, but the musical difference isn't so clear. The...

0 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A Did W. F. Bach copy J. S. Bach in this piece?

Please consider these two excerpts: J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio 2, Chorale: Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht W. F. Bach: O Wunder, wer kann dieses fassen cantata, Chorale: O liebes Kind Th...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A Why was Haydn "the father of the symphony"?

Joseph Haydn is frequently called "the father of the symphony." He made important advances in symphonic composition, but he wasn't the first to write symphonies in the classical form. The title ar...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A Why did classical-era composers associate keys with moods?

Composers of the classical era, especially Mozart and Beethoven, considered certain keys appropriate for certain moods. What reasons did they have for this? There are practical reasons for choosin...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A How else is Girls' Generation "Into the New World" related to Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World"?

I've been listening to Into the New World (song) since 2007. But I didn't realize until today that Mindblown. : SNSD the opening phrase in ITNW contains the same sequence of notes as the first ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A Why is Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 considered one of the most technically challenging piano concertos?

I recently watched the film Shine (1996, by Scott Hicks). It depicts the life of the pianist David Helfgott. As Wikipedia explains in Shine (film): In London, David studies under Dr. Cecil Park...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by 10 Rep‭