Thursday, May 1, 2008

GREAT PIANISTS - 2

Many composers have written “musical puzzles,” compositions that were amusing to them, if not to their listeners, who probably did not recognize them as such. Haydn’s Piano Sonata in A, for example, contains a minuet
“al rovescio” (in reverse), in which the second part is exactly the same as the first, but played in reverse.


Similarly, in one section of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, the music goes forward to a midway point and then works its way exactly backward.

Paul Hindemith has gone them one better. In Ludus Tonalis, the Postlude is, with the addition of a final chord, the same as the Prelude, but the score is played upside down and backward.

12 comments:

JM said...
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JM said...

Tito Bay,

Please write something about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Remember, he is my favorite composer! I still play Rondo Alla Turca.

JM said...

Tito Bay,

Where is Ron Dazo now? Why did u not teach me "March of the Dwarfs". I wish to learn the piece, too!

It's me again,

JM

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Bay Martin said...

Dear JM,

Your mind crossed mine 'coz I am already drafting an article about the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I'll keep you updated on the progress of the entry.

Are you not going to see me before you leave? Are you using the same email addy?

Tito Bay

Bay Martin said...

JM,

Ron is now in Canada. He is in college and plan to pursue his long time dream of becoming a surgeon. He graduated top of the class, and Len told me he is a recipient of the most prestigious award for academic excellence.
You know him well, he's very smart like me uggghhhh!!!

Drop by anytime!

Bay Martin said...

Hi Sayz,

Please skip the formality. I would prefer that you address me Bay. I am not that old to be addressed Mr. Martin. It's fine with me if you were sitting in my class, but that was passe.

Thanks a heap for posting a comment. I appreciate it! You just take your time, I know that you are busy with your studies. I just feel so bad now 'coz I noticed when I visited your profile that you deleted my name from your long list of friends. Don't worry a bit. I will still be around!

Have a great time!

FrancisG said...

Nasaan na nga pala ang mahusay mong piano student, si Ron Dazo ba yon?

Bay Martin said...
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Bay Martin said...

Franz, Ron is now in Canada. He is in college taking up Medicine. I seldom hear from him. I understand naman 'co I know his busy with his studies.

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Monching said...

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