This new page is called MUSIC EXPLORER and it will be dedicated to all music fans. You will find posts about films, documentaries, YouTube videos, interviews, performances and much more, concerning musicians, styles and music of any era and style, with particular reference to classical music.
The Internet is a powerful source where we can find all kinds of information and using it in the right way can enrich us in an invaluable way.
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This is not a documentary or an interview, but a Facebook profile page of one of the greatest violinists still alive. I’m talking about Itzhak Perlman. In his Facebook profile page, Isaac Perlman has recently started telling stories and anecdotes that happened during his career. These stories are very interesting and shine a light on his persona and his talent. His humour and his passion for music stands out when he speaks and this makes the posts interesting and enjoyable to listen to and watch. I’m always interested in great musicians like Perlman. Perlman is a legend and one of the most important violinists of the 21st century. I don’t know how long he is planning to post these videos but I will enjoy watching them until they last!
Probably the most important Spanish composer, Manuel de Falla, became part of the history of the guitar with just one piece which exposed the most beautiful aspect of the classical guitar. Its seriousness, glumness and the charming dark voice of the guitar is enclosed in not more than two pages of music. To read this article is like to be transported to the first half of the 1900, in a Spain where the smell of the sunburnt land and the heat from which there is only respite in the evening, reminding humanity of its fragility. It is very interesting reading Falla’s words about flamenco and the Spanish music with the addition of Segovia’s ideas about the traditional Spanish Music. The “Homenaje. Pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy” is a milestone of the classical guitar compositions and all guitarists should be grateful to de Falla for this wonderful gift.
I would recommend this short documentary to all teachers. It is very beautiful and powerful documentary which shows how violin teacher Darren Briggs gives music lessons to strangers in the streets. His passion to teach is contagious and he is open to an idea of teaching that is more enjoyable and with a purpose that goes beyond music. It is very hard to teach people that have never touched a musical instrument but he does it in a simple and enthusiastic while still going beyond the basics of music. I admire musicians like Darren and the idea that there may be a Darren in any street corner makes me happy. To the question: Why a “Garage sale”? he said: Well, where would I have the opportunity to meet people who don’t know anything about it (music)?