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Musical Thoughts: Viennese Classicism

         There are four main national (Germany, France and Vienna) models in which composers of the classical era drew upon. Each of these models pertains to its nationalistic conventions and thus differing based on location. These four main models are as follows: the Trio Sonata (Baroque), the instrumental sonata with obligato keyboard accompaniment, the Keyboard sonata/piece with optional or obligato instrumental accompaniment and lastly...

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Musical Thoughts: Mendelssohn

          Mendelssohn was a rather conservative composer, who was deeply influenced by the music of Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Bach, Weber and Handel. Mendelssohn’s music is often very balanced, poised and orderly. He had a gift for melody and textural transparency; additionally, his early style emphasized formal symmetry over expression and emotion.  Moreover, Mendelssohn was also inspired by the poetry of both...

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The Comfort of Home Piano Lessons

Burlington Post

For very young piano students, travelling to a studio or music school for a piano lesson can be a little bit scary. The anxiety of learning a new skill in unfamiliar surroundings can be uncomfortable.  Add competition with other students and you may, sooner or later, have a child who doesn’t want to take piano lessons anymore. The problems for adults and teens...

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