Monthly Archives: May 2016

Organizing music for ballet class: problems and solutions

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Organizing music for ballet class: where to put stuff, and where to find it again? I’ve had a blog post brewing for years  on the topic of organizing music for ballet class, but I’m glad to see that someone has saved me … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken, Shostakovich, and Gogol Bordello

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Both Shostakovich and Gogol Bordello have used a Russian song from the “Red Terror” period (1918-1921) in their respective works, “Moskva CheremushkI” and “Start Wearing Purple”. The song is called “Roast Chicken” (Цыплёнок жареный), and is still sung by children today. Continue reading

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Confessions of an anxious pianist #26: Same or different music on the other side?

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Although the “anxious ballet pianist” series is officially over, I’m adding one more post now, because I realised today that after thirty years of playing for class, I still often ask myself the same question: shall I play the same or different … Continue reading

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