Roni's Journal

Monday, 23 April 2007

Arts Evening

On Friday we had a 'Final Rehearsal' for the concert, with several friends coming. It was ok, we didn't play perfectly. But yesterday, on the actual 'concert', or "Arts Evening", we played much better.

The music programme was:

A. Scarlatti: Aria "Son Tutta Duolo"
Piano: Olya
Voice: Roni

W. A. Mozart: Minuet in C
Piano: Mary

S. Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Piano: Olya
Violin: Roni

F. Schubert: Impromptus in Ges-dur
Piano: Roni

Several friends came and a few relatives. It is hopefully going to be a start of a long tradition, on the lines of what Rimsky-Korsakov used to have in his house - concerts every two weeks with a diversity of the best musicians appearing in his house in the course of many years. But to add to the music, we decided to have an "art gallery" of latest works by Olya and anyone wishing to join. In fact, one of my good friends brought her paintings as well, and I put up a few of my mother's paintings too, and so it was great fun after the music part of the evening to have everyone join to look at around 25 paintings that went on display!

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Sunday, 22 April 2007

Mozart - Minuet in C

My daughter, Mary, plays:

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Saturday, 25 January 2003

Mozart in E-flat

I'm enjoying Mozart's 22nd Piano Concerto in the background. Interestingly, the use of themes coincides with keys in all of Mozart's music. I know at least 2 other pieces of Mozart, also in the key of E-flat major (my favourite!) which have similar thematism. Obviously, each key meant something, gave feeling of something, or emotions. C minor, for example is always connected with something funeral. G minor, in my opinion, though, is connected to something devilish. Mozart wrote a lot more than the 55 known symphonies. But only 2 of them are in minor. And both are in G minor. The second one is No. 40 and is well known (especially to mobile phone possessors!), the other one is much more interesting, from the point of thematic material. I won't go into it, except to say that the last movement's main them resembles the secondary theme of Hava Nagila..

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