...said Mozart about this piece by Bach, when he was visiting St. Thomas church in Leipzig (Bach was already dead at this time) and he heard this incredible composition, ran upstairs to the organ balcony, and asked the cantor to show him the score. Since the cantor only had separate vocal parts, Mozart spread them out on the floor, and didn't leave until he fully understood the music. Because of this incident Mozart's style became more polyphonic.
Question: What's the most recent piece by any composer you could learn from?
What I'm working on:
Writing "Picking up apples". Continue writing fingering and pedaling for the Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor. Editing Sonata No. 4 by Teisutis Makačinas. Transposing hymn setting "O Lord, I Am Not Worthy". Practicing "Virtuoso Pianist" by Hanon in C Locrian mode (from C with 5 flats). Performing a private recital for the group of 21 tourists from Germany (Clavierubung by Johann Ludwig Krebs). Improvising in Locrian mode. Composing "A Storm".
From "The Accidental Creative":
" A few years ago I noticed a disturbing pattern in my life. It was a tiny sensation, a little pinprick in my gut every so often. I called it the "Ping." The Ping is that little sensation that occasionally prompts me to check my e-mail or my social media accounts. It's the impulse to mindlessly surf news sites instead of doing something productive."
This blog is committed to fight back the "Ping" with some productive work. Forward it to someone who can run to the organ balcony when inspiration strikes.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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