Video

November 18 Coincidences

On a whim, I looked up “November 18” in music history and discovered a coincidence of composer birthdays. 11/18/1680 is the birthday of Jean-Baptiste Loeillet. 11/18/1860 is the birthday of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Maybe I'm easily amazed, but that was enough to get me going. Loeillet The Loeillet soubriquet has been a bit confusing  for [...]

By | 2018-11-18T22:02:12+00:00 November 16, 2018|Arts History, Composers, Music, Piano, Video|0 Comments

Visualizing music of Bach

Three videos I assigned my Music for Dance class to watch… They encompass a lot of the ideas we've been working with. Baroque.me - Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1, visualized by Alexander Chen: Rendition of the "Little" Fugue in G Minor by Stephen Malinowski: 1934 film of Doris Humphrey's choreography - "Air" from Orchestral [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:41+00:00 September 29, 2014|Adults, Classes, Dance, Music, Video|0 Comments

Historic Jaques-Dalcroze Video Excerpt

Here is a wonderful clip from a 1925 German film titled Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit (Ways to Strength and Beauty). I'd seen a few seconds of the Jaques-Dalcroze Hellerau footage in another film, and asked Dalcroze/dance historian Selma Odom about it. She knew the film right away. This is a clear example of the [...]

By | 2016-12-01T22:00:43+00:00 October 4, 2013|Dance, Video|1 Comment