Just another #selfie!

Just another #selfie!

21 October 2014 ·

dlahtou:

Doreen’s Jazz, New Orleans

20 October 2014 ·

Read through some new #music with a cup of #tea! 
Tributes by Edward Gregson

Read through some new #music with a cup of #tea! 

Tributes by Edward Gregson

9 October 2014 ·

102 plays

Tributes: V. To Bela Bartok (for Michael Collins)

Michael Collins

Tributes for Clarinet and Piano: V. to Béla Bartók for Michael Collins - Edward Gregson

Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Michael McHale

I first discovered Edward Gregson by listening to his Tuba Concerto - what a fantastic piece. These ‘Tributes’ are, what Gregson describes, “to a different clarinettist, each of whom I have had ongoing musical relationships”. This final piece out the set of five is for Michael Collins, and it definitely suits his style of playing.

9 October 2014 ·

hi:

beautiful words of motivation

hi:

beautiful words of motivation

(via clarinope)

9 October 2014 ·

1,809 plays

Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, III: Vivace non troppo

Yo-Yo Ma/Isaac Stern/Claudio Abbado & Chicago Symphony Orchestra

dailyclassical:

Johannes Brahms - Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Op. 102, III: Vivace non troppo

Performed by Yo-Yo Ma on solo cello, Isaac Stern on solo violin and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Claudio Abbado conducting

8 October 2014 ·

musicproblems:

Submitted by: imunbreakabledude 
I’m Fundraising for an elementary school music program that lost everything in a wildfire. Please see This Post for more information!

musicproblems:

Submitted by:  

I’m Fundraising for an elementary school music program that lost everything in a wildfire. Please see This Post for more information!

(via seebeyondharmony)

6 October 2014 ·

Violin Sonata in A major: IV. Allegretto poco mosso - César Franck

Violin: Renaud Capuçon
Piano: Khatia Buntaishvili

A classic piece, beautifully played.

1 October 2014 ·

musicproblems:

Submitted By: Anonymous 
I’m Fundraising for an elementary school music program that lost everything in a wildfire. Please see This Post for more information!

musicproblems:

Submitted By: Anonymous 

I’m Fundraising for an elementary school music program that lost everything in a wildfire. Please see This Post for more information!

26 September 2014 ·

88 plays

Flute Concerto in E minor: I. Allegro maestoso

Sir James Galway

Flute Concerto in E minor: I. Allegro maestoso - Cadenza [excerpt] - Saverio Mercadante

Flute: Sir James Galway
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Orchestra: I Solisti Veneti

I know I upload a lot of Galway, but he’s just one of the best as is evident from his most recent accolade: the Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award 2014. 

This Flute Concerto by Mercadante is so intricate and is stunningly played by Galway, however here is just a cadenza that Galway devised. He just dances around the flute making it sound completely magical. 

23 September 2014 ·

187 plays

Gow: War Song

Phamie Gow

War Song - Phamie Gow

Piano: Phamie Gow

Contemporary piano music has rocketed in terms of popularity, mainly thanks to composers such as Giovanni Allevi and Ludovico Einaudi. Phamie Gow’s contribution to this genre is brilliant, and this is by far her most popular piece - it has been played in television and radio adverts, as well as the backing track for a BAFTAs in memoriam sequence. Such a touching piece of music.

29 August 2014 ·

fyeahflutes:

Random picture: my piano stand has had this excerpt from Scheherazade open for weeks now.

fyeahflutes:

Random picture: my piano stand has had this excerpt from Scheherazade open for weeks now.

19 August 2014 ·

My birthday TODAY

Omg I’m 22….wot.

11 August 2014 ·

243 plays

Time Pieces, Op. 43: IV. Introduction: Andante molto - Allegro energico

Michael Collins

Time Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 43: IV. Andante molto-Allegro energico - Robert Muczynski 

Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Michael McHale

A while back I went to see Michael Collins (with Michael McHale) at the Wigmore Hall in London, and he performed some selections from his new album, The Virtuoso Clarinet Vol. 2. This piece is dazzling and incredible to listen to, and a bit tricky to play!

4 August 2014 ·

Got new #music today…giving it a sight-read! Bloody difficult. Gold star to the person who can name the piece! (here’s the answer » click « )

Got new #music today…giving it a sight-read! Bloody difficult. Gold star to the person who can name the piece! (here’s the answer » click « )

1 August 2014 ·

Me

Hey, my name's Alex :)

22 years old, originally from London, but now live in Bath!

I play the Clarinet, Piano and Recorder

This blog is a mixture of classical music and random stuff. I also do competitions, so if you're interested keep an eye out! I have a Flute, Clarinet and Strings Cycle, which is a compilation of all Flute, Clarinet and Strings audio tracks I have uploaded onto my Tumblr so far, check them out! (I'm now working on a Piano cycle!)

If you want to get to know me more then just message me or follow me on Twitter, or check out my YouTube channel!

Hope you like the stuff on here :)

Thanks guys x