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Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm|Dance 2 Structure

Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm- Structure
  • 149 (NO. 2) The second dance has a bright mood and is grouped into 2+2+3. This presents three rhythmic schemes through the dance; Ostinato (QR QR QRR), part A motif (Q Q Q E), part B motif (QRRR QRR). The mode is C Phrygian/ Lydian 12...

Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm|Dance 1 Structure

-148 (NO. 1) This dance starts with full energy. Interesting group division of 4+2+3/8 creates strong dividing movement in the bar. This dance is a reflective one among the rest. The sections with slower tempo gives a chance for a deep consideration and thought. This piece also has a clearer tempo changes in comparison with...

Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm- Bela Bartok

Bartok is and has always been one of my most favourite composers. His six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm are absolutely beautiful. These dances are the last series included in his Mikrokosmos volume 6. For many years Bartok devoted himself to collect and document folk music from different countries. This affected and inspired his own compositions greatly. He...

Mozart Sonata in F k332

This week I went back to one of my favourite Mozart’s Sonatas, Sonata in F K332, which is the third Sonata of a group of three Sonatas, and I thought it would be a good idea to devote this blog to this Sonata. I will soon post a blog analysing the form of this Sonata...

What is a Piano?

Piano is a keyboard musical instrument. The word piano is the shortened form of pianoforte. The name comes from the fact that the instrument could be played softly(piano) or loudly(forte). Piano’s wooden body encloses the metal strings, hammers and the soundboard. Different pitches are produced by pressing the keys on the piano which moves the hammers...