Piano Music for Moods

Years ago, I stumbled on a website where a music lover had made a list of his or her favorite pieces for a variety of moods. That list encompassed all classical genres, and it was pretty comprehensive. Some of the associations led me to discover music that soon became some of my favorite. To show... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Pieces for 2 Pianos: #5-#1

5. Witold Lutoslawski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpU6jOgCoGg Paganini‚Äôs Caprice No. 24 might be the most popular theme-and-variation subject of all time. I mean, look at how many composers have done something with it. It does easily lend itself to variation; the predictable harmonic movement by fourths is sort of a blank canvas... Continue Reading →

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