Wit & Humour

Happy Sunday!–This week’s fun music exercise is all about finding wit and humor (humor) in music making.  We’re listing the Beethoven sonata we talked about.  And, as a bonus exercise we are listing a piece by Prokofiev.  Music making can be fun.  I have a special shout out to my students who are having fun in their piano lessons.  Let the music play and guide you…See you on the podcasts!

  • Presto alla tedesca, First movement from Sonata in G, Op. 79–The first movement of the G major sonata is a ‘brilliant and witty piece’ (Tovey)…see if you can find particular witty moments that take place.  We’ll talk about it on the next podcast.
  • Bonus exercise: Prokofiev had a sense of humor in his musical personality.  See if you can hear/find ‘a sense of humor’ in Ridicolosamente, No. 10 from Visions fugitives, Op. 22.  Have fun listening and see you on the podcast!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s