Sunday, 26 October 2008

Nocturne in G minor, Op.15 No.3 [Chopin]

Another weekend, another daughter's birthday; my little one will be one tomorrow. I have decided against posting the pieces I composed when she was giving me the worst pregnancy known to mankind, and instead give you one of Chopin's nocturnes. I love Chopin very much indeed, and like to think that Composition for Ginger Baby has a vague Chopinesque air to it.

Anyways, this piece is genuine Frederic; the third nocturne (and most popular) of the set. Time will not allow me to perfect all of Chopin's work for solo piano (at least until the children are all away at university...) and for now I really must concentrate on my Christmas music, but it does seem vulgar playing carols before even Hallowe'en...

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Invention No 8 in F [Bach]

It is (my daughter) Ellie's birthday tomorrow, so I've decided to upload this short piece from her first concert. She's very young and this was the first time she'd played in front of anyone aside from family, and she did very well. (I would say that - I'm her mother!)

Anyway, a little post for a little piece.

More later...


PS - How awesome am I?! I've done this without help :P

Friday, 17 October 2008

Autumn Song - October [Tchaikovsky]

Apologies; it has taken me two months to update my podcast, instead of the two weeks I had intended. I have probably forgotten how to do this - my list of instructions from Rory and Trevor is very dog-eared and some points which were clear as day back in August are now confusing. Who knows if I can get this to work?!

Anyway, this is a piece of Tchaikovsky's Seasons: October (the Autumn song). It is my favourite of all of Tchaikovsky's work aside from his ballets, and I really enjoy playing it.

I have renewed intentions to update twice a month, but have a few pressing musical engagements. I am leading the SAC end of term concert, which will be bursting with pianoness and numerous very talented students at the school, and am playing at two other Christmas concerts. One is a private affair, the other is on sale now :)

Anyway, enjoy October!