November 15, 2013 - November 17, 2013
6:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday 15 – Sunday 17 November 2013
‘The Dancing Piano’
Course No. 3072
It is hard to think of a great composer who has not made use of the dance and dance rhythms for their most direct and charming ideas. To name but 19 – Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Telemann, Purcell, Schumann, Brahms,Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Smetana, Falla, Copland, Bernstein, Chaminade, Chopin, Szymanowski, Grieg, Mayerl. Dances by these and a host of others are often miniature masterpieces, and encapsulate the composer’s essence in a short space. Moreover, they are often less technically difficult than their creator’s ‘big’ pieces. Participants are asked to brush the dust off pieces they have known for years, and explore some new ones as well. This will be an enchanting weekend of short pieces in different styles. Tasteful, elegant, toe-tapping, melodic and varied….