Baroque compositions - without BACH!

intermediate tutorial Jun 27, 2024

Are you tired of the same old Bach pieces? Discover 5 Hidden Gems of Baroque Music Beyond Bach!

Ever felt like you've heard all there is to hear from Johann Sebastian Bach? Think again! Dive into the depths of Baroque music with us as we explore five incredible compositions from the era that aren't by Bach but are just as mesmerizing. From the dance music of Jean-Baptiste Lully for Louis XIV to the captivating 'Le coucou' by Louis-Claude Daquin, prepare to be amazed by the diversity and richness of Baroque music. Whether you're a seasoned classical music enthusiast or new to the genre, these pieces will add something special to your playlist.

In this video:
- Discover Jean-Baptiste Lully's 'Gavotte', a piece that made Louis XIV dance.
- Experience the emotional depth of Johann Pachelbel's Chaconne in F minor.
- Be moved by Handel's 'Passacaglia' from his 'Suite No. 7'.
- Explore one of Domenico Scarlatti's 555 piano sonatas.
- Listen to the playful 'Le coucou' by Louis-Claude Daquin and...

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Mannheim Rocket & other tricks

intermediate tutorial Jan 11, 2024

In this educational exploration, we delve into the intriguing world of the Mannheim rocket, a captivating musical technique that has left a significant mark on classical music. This technique, characterized by its fast ascending arpeggio that launches with the force of a rocket, serves as a testament to the innovative spirit of the Mannheim school, a group of 18th-century composers based in the city of Mannheim, Germany. Their experimental approach to music composition laid the groundwork for many of the classical era's greatest achievements.

The Mannheim school is celebrated for its groundbreaking contributions to music, including the development of a new Sonata form and the standardization of the four-part symphony. Among their inventive 'Mannheim tricks,' the Mannheim rocket stands out for its dramatic and energetic ascent in melody, capturing the imagination of both composers and listeners alike. Other notable techniques include the Mannheim birds, with their chirping effect...

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