Domenico Scarlatti wrote 555 pianos sonatas. His birth/death dates were the same as Johan Sebastian Bach (1685-1750.) I love Scarlatti, his sonatas are a constant source of discovery. This one in F minor is a favourite.
This is the beginning of the Adagio where the piano introduces the main theme. Depending on your view, it is beautiful, sad, contemplative, a mixture of all or something else.
One well-known concert pianist said: I will play this theme for the rest of my life and still not discover all of its depths.
The Coronavirus pandemic makes humans think creatively and in this case offer online piano lessons. Having done some testing we’ve found the best solution for sound and video quality is to use Skype.
One-to-one lessons via Skype are available for existing students. Please contact me if you’d like to keep rolling!
Regrettably one-to-one lessons have been suspended until government guidelines indicate it is safe to proceed again. My apologies, c’est la vie.
Thanks to Wayne, Simon, Jessica, Charlotte and Rachel for taking part in this year’s social musical evening. Not to forget Sue and Claire who helped with the teas and cakes!
The evening was a lovely chance to play some pieces in front of other students and to make new friends. It’s always daunting to play in front of an audience, particularly other piano players but everyone played beautifully and confidently. Thanks to all, it was great fun!
Music as a workout for the brain, the fingers, and for health!
When you play, don’t be troubled as to who is listening. Play FOR yourself and TO yourself. Don’t think you have to ‘present.’
Any nerves you have will be minimised.
Thanks! to all who attended, the guilty are pictured below. From left to right Trevor, Wayne, Jane, Debbie, Charlotte, Claire, Karl, Sophie and Rachel. Great concert, well done everybody!
Here’s a link to a wealth of knowledge:
A huge THANKS to all who attended and played, and for all their work done in preparation.
Our piano players were:
Claire, Charlotte, Trevor, Jessica, Sophie and Wayne,
It was a wonderful concert, enjoyed by all.