Arioso7's Blog

Arioso7's Blog is a English-speaking blog specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Arioso7's Blog is a qualified source of soClassiQ, like Guardian or Sequenza21 and many others. The oldest article indexed by soClassiQ is dated 2012-01-01. Since then, a total of 1045 articles have been written and published by Arioso7's Blog.

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With 6 articles published in the last 90 days, Arioso7's Blog is currently a not very active news source. "Not very active" does not mean that Arioso7's Blog is less interesting than another more prolific source. Each blog follows a specific editorial line, publishing according to its own rhythm.

This editorial activity is slowing down compared to the previous period.

The last article in Arioso7's Blog, "Historic Masterclass: Gina Bachauer mentors young Yefim Bronfman (1973)", is dated 2020-07-30. By 2019, this source had published 29 articles (16 since the beginning of 2020). Over the past 12 months, Arioso7's Blog has published an average of 2 articles per month.

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2020-07-30 03:59:08

I was practicing well past 2 a.m.–in fairyland, as it happened, rekindling Grieg’s Dancing elves, (Op. 12, No. 4) when I took a break to check comparative tempos of the greats on You Tube. In my rapid transit through renderings of Rubinstein (41 seconds), same for Richter, I stumbled a upon a gem from the…

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2020-07-17 06:47:47

My living room, formerly known as the piano room, seems empty now, though a favorite woven octagon rug has been an eyecatcher on You Tube. While I’d hardly been playing the singing nightingale Knabe piano before its departure due to unremiting downweight resistance, it remained a nice companion to Steinway M, 1917–dimming the grand’s ultra…

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2020-06-30 07:34:39

I vividly recall my first exposure to the art of breathing through musical phrases. It was at Merrywood Music Camp in Lenox, MA where I played second violin in a string quartet coached by Boston Symphony Principal violist, Eugene Lehner. The Berkshires nestled cabin that reverberated with Mozart’s G Major chamber offering, K. 387, was…

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2020-06-16 03:02:40

Recently, I sprang upon a schemata that was an immediate turnoff. It amplified all the nitpicky processes that the brain performs while an individual plays the piano. Almost without thinking, I copied the colorful map, sending it to my crop of adult students, many in their senior years. As expected, the first reply was a…

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2020-05-31 23:02:04

Besides my daily elliptical workouts, I add in piano routines that mobilize the arms, wrists and fingers with full blown natural breath support. Enlisting free flowing energy coming down relaxed arms and supple wrists, one experiences a player’s “high” that fuels a sense of well-being streaming into other activities. Most of my students will devote…

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2020-05-16 22:48:02

I never would have anticipated that my Dover bound collection of Grieg’s Complete Lyric pieces for piano, would contain a tender morsel that hearkened back to a Spring Dance Concert presented at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. The school, known as FAME, immortalized by a long running TV series, and big…

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2020-05-04 04:12:50

Shelter in Place has become tolerable by having two compatibly resonant musical sibs in my dwindling living room. The shrinking multi-purpose space holds my side-by-side pianos, webcams, tripods, Big Mac, and HP monitor. (not to mention a sequestered sleeper sofa) The latest instrumental addition, Knabe WKV-132MD, a space-saving upright that replaced my mid-size Baldwin grand,…

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2020-04-25 04:34:10

This past week I posted a video to help students navigate the arm weight transfer cosmos, by examining how to alter dynamics from left hand to right and in reverse. One can think of a wrap-around weight on one arm, while the other is load free, lifting up the dynamic to piano (soft). This will…

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2020-04-15 02:59:04

We continue to lift our spirits in cyber, keeping our music exchanges alive and well under the veil of SIP. Ironically, in keeping with the times, many students have asked to study more somber works. Schumann’s “First Sorrow, from the composer’s Album for the Young, is a popular pick. Next is Chopin’s mournful B minor…

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2020-03-31 07:45:44

Bundled into the universe of teaching piano Online, is the necessity to prepare for the unexpected. This means knowing what resources to dip into when there’s a substantial video or audio freeze. Face Time and Skype, for example, might occasionally not deliver, and when it becomes apparent that lesson continuity is at a virtual standstill,…

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