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Vivaldi's Four Seasons is one of the best and earliest examples in music history of what is called programmatic music or tone poems. The instrumental music was written by Vivaldi to tell a specific story which has accompanying words that are written down, not sung. Vivaldi chose the titles for each movement. Vivaldi wrote four poems, one for each movement, ...


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Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an exhibition", originally an impressive solo piano piece, has been copied by full orchestra and by various progressive rock or even metal bands. Emerson Lake & Palmer for example. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition


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The link you cited is for the liner notes of a 2000 album of Granados' Escenas Romanticas on the Naxos label. The pianist in the recording is Douglas Riva. Here is the Wikipedia article on Douglas Riva. The article says that Douglas Riva is an authority on the music of Granados. Here is a link to Douglas Riva's website and his email address along with a ...


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I'm a classical improviser and teacher thereof. I think of improvising as a classical musician as musical conversation (assuming I am playing with someone else or with several people): I talk about something I are familiar with in a comfortable way (I don't try to talk too fast or use words I don't know). The other person listens to what I have said and then ...



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