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40 POSTS 3 COMMENTSAlix is a former clarinetist, musicologist, and content marketing manager at medici.tv!
1653, France. The "Sun King" takes over the ballet stage and the reins of the country: a legendary moment of art-as-propaganda...
With its vivid depiction of Mother Nature, Vivaldi's Four Seasons needs little introduction. But what about all the creatures that inhabit this musical world? From chirping birds to barking dogs, Vivaldi's animals have voices of their own!
The beautiful oboe solo that opens the Adagio. How could a musical moment Brahms feared "feeble" manage to arouse jealousy in violinists everywhere?
The "talking" bass clarinet impersonating a caterpillar. Life in Unsuk Chin's psychadelic version of wonderland sure is a trip!
The piano 🎹 It may seem obvious to listen to the piano in a piano concerto, but if we look closer, there's a bit more to it than that...
The opening flute solo. In just four measures, Debussy sets the tone for the sensual dream-like atmosphere that characterizes the whole piece.