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Brahms, Tchaikovsky and the polysemic hairpin

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Following on from an earlier post about Tchaikovsky’s hairpins, today I learned about the Brahmsian hairpin too. Continue reading

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Black Swan, the design of everyday things, and the extended mind

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I’ve been very nervous of trying out the orchestral reduction I made in January 2015  of the Black Swan female variation for real-life principals in companies  in case I became too distracted by the unfamiliar feel of the arrangement to concentrate on … Continue reading

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Diamond fairy variation: new piano arrangement

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I had to play this yesterday at a competition, and surprisingly, it’s the first time I’ve had to do it in public. It’s vile to play. Nowadays, if I’m faced with something like this, I go back to the orchestral score … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #50: A chameleon-like march by Granados (DJ)

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Download the score  of the Military March by Granados  (pdf, free)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards The march that isn’t a march: one of the perennial problems of music for ballet class Another problem that I could have added to … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #16 : Esmeralda male variation music (3h)

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Download the score of the Esmeralda male variation music (free pdf)  Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You can never have enough grand allegro, and this is handy because it’s in a class of pieces that are ballet … Continue reading

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A year of playing cards #33: A deathly slow waltz (7c)

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Download free piano pdf score Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards Thanks to Grant Kennedy in Australia for this as an idea for adage/ronds de jambe, anything turgid, anywhere that you need a very slow waltz for ballet class. … Continue reading

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