Sonata Secrets is an English-speaking podcast specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Sonata Secrets is a podcast selected by soclassiq, like Surviving Classical Music or RFS: Vox Satanae and many others. The oldest episode indexed by soclassiq is dated 2019-05-05. Since then, a total of 55 episodes have been recorded and broadcast by Sonata Secrets.
Sonata Secrets activity
With 7 articles published in the last 90 days, Sonata Secrets is currently a not very active podcast. "Not very active" does not mean that Sonata Secrets is less interesting than another more prolific source. Each media follows a specific editorial line, recording and broadcasting according to its own rhythm.
This editorial activity is increasing compared to the previous period.
The last episode in Sonata Secrets, "Rachmaninoff Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 no. 2: Hope vs. Fate", is dated 2020-12-22. By 2020, this podcast had published 27 episodes.
Sonata Secrets in the last 36 months
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Duration (h:m:s): 16:06
Rachmaninoff sets two voices against each other in his most famous piece: the C sharp minor Prelude, Op. 3 no. 2. The fateful motif in the low register rings like funeral bells and the response in the high register tries desperately to find a way out of the nightmare. Pianist Henrik Kilhamn plays and interprets the music. Youtube video:
Duration (h:m:s): 26:55
We continue with Mozart's A minor sonata (K.310) with the slow second movement "Andante cantabile con espressione" in F major. It presents a calm and heartfelt melody together with a somewhat playful character, but in the middle section all the pain and tension from the first movement surfaces again. With pianist Henrik Kilhamn. Youtube video: ici
Duration (h:m:s): 29:45
Pianist Henrik Kilhamn goes through Mozart's A minor sonata's first movement in depth. It revolves around a signal rhythm as the first subject and "moto perpetuo" rolling 16th notes as the 2nd subject, and the way Mozart integrates all elements through the course of the movement - effortless but nonetheless original - is a testamony to his genius. Youtube video: …
Duration (h:m:s): 9:48
Pianist Henrik Kilhamn presents Bach's Invention no. 8 in F major, BWV. 779. It's another canon with a jumpy subject that switches between 8th and 16th notes texture every other bar. Link to Youtube video: ici
Duration (h:m:s): 11:57
In this popular invention, Bach treats a raging subject in three sections. It fights to break free but Bach manages to contrain it using his powerful counterpoint. With pianist Henrik Kilhamn. Also, we learn about the hemiola. Youtube video: ici
Duration (h:m:s): 12:15
Continuing with Bach inventions we encounter another counterpoint mechanism: The canon. The subject starts in the right hand and after a while the left hand imitates exactly the same subject while it's still being created in the right hand. Henrik Kilhamn breaks apart the building blocks in this analysis video. Link to Youtube video: ici
Duration (h:m:s): 7:36
Back to basics: Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 15 of these "Inventions" in his son's score book as exercises. They are full of clever musical inventions in counterpoint which was the dominant style during the Baroque period. No 1 in C major uses only a short subject as the foundation for the whole piece, to which Bach applies appropriate mechanisms of …
Duration (h:m:s): 16:33
Mozart's Turkish March - the final movement from his 11th piano sonata in A major, K.331 - is one of the most famous classical piano pieces of all times. The music emulates Turkish military bands with drum rolls and modal qualities. Henrik Kilhamn goes through all different sections that keeps returning in the rondo in detail. Link to Youtube video: …
Duration (h:m:s): 18:58
Pianist Henrik Kilhamn analyzes Mozart's Sonata "Facile" in C major KV.545, 1st movement: Allegro. We find all the usual Mozart elements of phrase efficiancy, scales and amazing sequences, and although Mozart said it was "for beginners" it's never easy to pull off his gestures as smooth and free of friction as you would want them. It's also a good piece …
Duration (h:m:s): 22:43
Mozart's Fantasy or Fantasia in D minor is somewhat unusual in several respects. First, the form is free from the usual sonata structure and instead presents a collection of ideas and themes after each other. Second, the character is much darker than the typical Mozart in major keys (until the second part arrives in D major). And third, Mozart didn't …