Τετάρτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Frédéric François Chopin



Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music.


Chopin was born in the village of Żelazowa Wola, in the Duchy of Warsaw, to a French-expatriate father and Polish mother and was regarded as a child-prodigy pianist. On 2 November 1830, at the age of twenty, he left Warsaw for Austria, intending to go on to Italy. The outbreak of the Polish November Uprising seven days later, and its subsequent suppression by Russia, led to Chopin becoming one of many expatriates of the Polish Great Emigration.


In Paris, Chopin made a comfortable living as a composer and piano teacher, while giving few public performances. Though an ardent Polish patriot, in France he used the French versions of his names and eventually, to avoid having to rely on Imperial Russian documents, became a French citizen. After some ill-fated romantic involvements with Polish women, from 1837 to 1847 he had a turbulent relationship with the French authoress George Sand. Always in frail health, he died in Paris in 1849, aged thirty-nine, of pulmonary tuberculosis.


Chopin's compositions were written primarily for the piano as solo instrument. Though they are technically demanding, the emphasis in his style is on nuance and expressive depth. Chopin invented musical forms such as the instrumental ballade and was responsible for major innovations in the piano sonata, mazurka, waltz, nocturne, étude, impromptu and prélude.

Wikipedia
Classical.net

Videos
1. Chopin Revolutionary Etude op 10 no 12
2. RACHMANINOFF plays Chopin Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 "Funeral March" in B-Flat Minor
3. Arturo Michelangeli - Chopin Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49
4. Pianoconcerto No. 1 - Movement 3
5. CLAUDIO ARRAU - Chopin Etude no.7 op.10
6. Waltz
7. Op.69 Valzer n.2















Σάββατο, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Τρίτη, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Lalo Schifrin


Background information
Birth name
Boris Claudio Schifrin
Born
June 21, 1932 (1932-06-21) (age 77)
Origin
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres
Spy music
Bebop
Rock
Occupations
Pianist, Composer
Instruments
Piano





Videos:
1. Cumana, Xavier Cugat conductor (1959) (original John Daly)
2. Mission Impossible (1966) (live orchestra 2007)
3. Bullit score (1968)
4. Dirty Harry score (1971)
5. Enter the Dragon score (1973)
6. A Pressing Need to Save the World score (1976) (Voyage of the Damned score)
7. Jaws (1976) (alboum Black Window)













Κυριακή, 13 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

Blue Öyster Cult

Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genre(s) Hard rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, heavy metal
Years active 1967 – present
Label(s) Columbia, CMC
Website www.blueoystercult.com
Members
Eric Bloom
Buck Dharma
Richie Castellano
Jules Radino
Rudy Sarzo
Former members
See: Former members
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_%C3%96yster_Cult
http://www.blueoystercult.com/
YouTube videos:
1. Before the Kiss, a Redcap (1972)
2. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll (1972)
3. 7 Screaming Diz Busters (1973)
4. Dominance and Submission (1974)
5. Sinful Love (1976)
6. The Vigil (1979)
7. Monsters (1980)
8. After Dark (1981)















Τρίτη, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2009

The Alan Parsons Project

Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genre(s) Progressive rock, soft rock, pop rock
Years active 1975–1990[1]
Label(s) Charisma Records
Arista Records

Official site: http://www.the-alan-parsons-project.com/
Wikipedia


Discography of studio albums



YouTube videos:
  1. Raven (1976 , Remixed 1987)
  2. (The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (1976 , Remixed 1987)
  3. Mammagamma (1982)
  4. Eye In The Sky (1982)
  5. Lucifer (1979)
  6. Silence and I (1982)
  7. Prime Time (1984)














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