Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CATS ON THE PIANO


Both Domenico Scarlatti and Frederic Francois Chopin were inspired by cats. When Scarlatti’s cat struck certain notes on the keys of his harpsichord, one by one, with its paws, Scarlatti proceeded to write “The Cat’s Fugue,” a fugue for harpsichord in D minor. While Chopin was composing Waltz No. 3 in F major, his cat ran across the keys of the piano, amusing Chopin so much that he tried for the same sounds in what is called “The Cat’s Waltz”.

Make sure you don’t miss the exciting composition of Giacchino Antonio Rossini, Duettto Buffo Di Due Gatti (“humorous duet for two cats”), a popular performance piece for sopranos. It is often performed as a concert encore.


8 comments:

ramon3381@yahoo.com said...

Mana sa 'yo ang pusa.

I want to hear the cats' duet, do you have a record? How does it sound!

Bay Martin said...

There are youtubes. Browse your website. I misplaced my tape. It was a recording done in the early 80s. If I find it, I'll give you a call.

How does it sound? Very amusing unlike the sound of cats quareling/meowing all night.

Monching said...

I browsed the internet for the youtube of cats' duet, but the note said, "this video is longer available!"

Monching said...

Second line should read, "... no longer available..."

Bay Martin said...

Try it again! I just viewed one youtube last night.

Monchito said...

Nasaan naaaaa???

Bay Martin said...

I can't find it anymore. It's probably in Manila na! I shifted so many basura last time. Kasama na siguro 'yon.

Monchet said...

The cats are enjoying the month, too! Last night, naglalampungan ang alagang cats ng neighbor, pinagbabato ko, di kami makatulog! ngiyawww ngiyawww, ayaw pa kasing ibigay ng girl-cat!