New Music Project!

Greetings everybody!

In my last post, I promised updates, and I told you to stay tuned. Well, I think I have kept you all waiting long enough. Here we go!

I am excited to announce that I have begun a new musical project! I am currently working with soprano Cynthia Ganga on some lullabies. The lullabies range from classics like Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Brahms’ “Wiegenlied” to modern lullabies like Menotti’s “Lullaby” from The Consul and Fauré’s “Pie Jesu”. Later in the year, Cynthia and I will record the lullabies. We are very excited to work together on this wonderful mix of music.

Also, Cynthia has quite a beautiful voice! She is a wonderful singer, both to listen to and to play for. Before you go, make sure to check out this video of her performing “One Kiss” by Sigmund Romberg. It is from the musical New Moon.

That’s all for now! Until next time, take care!

The Best and Worst Endings in Classical Music

Greetings everybody!

It’s been a while since my last post, since I’ve had more changes happen in my life. But now, I’m starting to get back into music and a couple of projects. Stay tuned for more on those!

In the meantime, I discovered this interesting and entertaining YouTube channel hosted by David Bruce, who is a composer himself. This particular video that I am going to share is about the best and worst endings in classical music. In this video, Bruce gives a lot of insight and in-depth analysis on how to end a piece and the different ways that composers did so throughout history (as well as what works and what didn’t quite work, from a compositional point of view). I definitely gained a lot of insight and thought more about the little details and nuances of the endings of pieces that I never noticed before. Give this video a watch; it’s worth it! And while you’re there, check out more of Bruce’s channel; I know I will!