The Perfect Cadance
L’Isle Joyeuse - Claude Debussy
Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet
L’Embarquement pour Cythère
In 1904, Debussy was inspired by this famous painting by Antoine Watteau to create a ‘musical picture’ - He has done so in L’Isle Joyeuse.
Oozing with beautifully intricate French Impressionist harmonies and buckets of whole tone, this show-stopping party piece is the epitome of French Impressionist music that was so popular in the late 1800s/early 1900s, that of which the incredible Jean-Efflam captures perfectly. Such a beautiful and uplifting piece of music.
Still a top favourite.
Clarinet Concerto: Cadenza - Aaron Copland
Clarinet: Andreas Ottensamer
One of my favourite interpretations of this famous cadenza. I love the subtle jazz inflections, and also his incredibly light and soft articulation!
If you’re unfamiliar with this guy, he is the principle clarinet of the Berliner Philharmoniker. He’s very good.
Composer: Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)
Work: Poco adagio from Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of a thousand” (1906)
Performer: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; conducted by Bernard Haitink
So eerie! Love it!
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 1 in G major: III. Rondo, Allegro - Carl Stamitz
Flute: Sir James Galway
Conductor: André Prieur
Orchestra: New Irish Chamber Orchestra
Such a jolly tune!
So I’m doing a music psychology paper about music and study, and part of it involves releasing a survey/questionnaire to the public. I would be soooo grateful if you could take the time to complete this survey. It literally will not take longer than 1 minute, and it’s all multiple choice (so you don’t actually have to type anything!)
It’s all anonymous - you don’t have to give any names or anything either :)
You can access the survey HERE
If you have any further questions or comments regarding this topic then feel free to send me a message, and anything we chat about would be immensely helpful towards my paper!