Jan 24: Happy 249th Birthday 🥳  to  Mr. Muzio Filippo Vincenzo Francesco Saverio Clementi (1752-1832)!

🎵 Sonatina Op.36 No.1, 1st Movement, in C Major by Clementi

Let’s say his FULL name out loud 😅 several times: 🎵Muzio Filippo Vincenzo Francesco Saverio Clementi! 🎵Muzio Filippo Vincenzo Francesco Saverio Clementi! 🎵Muzio Filippo Vincenzo Francesco Saverio Clementi! 

Clementi was an Italian-born English composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, and piano manufacturer! 

Influenced by Domenico Scarlatti’s harpsichord school 🎹 and Haydn’s classical school 🎼, Clementi developed a fluent and technical legato style, which he passed on to a generation of pianists, including John Field, Johann Baptist Cramer, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and Carl Czerny.  He was a notable influence on Beethoven and Chopin! 🧐😲.

If you have been taking formal 🎹 lessons, you have probably played a few sonatina’s by Clementi. Op.36 no.1 you hear in this post is one of the most beloved sonatinas around the world!

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Jan 25: Happy Opposite Day🔛 ⏪ 🔀 !!

Playing Beethoven Sonata Op.31 no.1 with the flipped score from the end to the beginning 😱😝

Let’s celebrate this silly day by reading the flipped 🔄! score and play from the end of the piece to the beginning just like I did in the video ⬆️. Just kidding! I cheated by using an app 😂😜. 

You can celebrate today by:

👕👚 wearing your clothes inside out!

✋🤚 practicing 🎹 by crossing hands!

🤸🏻🤸🏻 going upside down (supine) on the bench to play the piano!

🧐🤓 or any creative way to go opposite!

Show us your #opposite! I challenge you to go opposite today!

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Jan 27: Happy 265th Birthday 🥳  to the one and the only 🎉 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)🎊

🧐 What is your favorite piece by Mozart? Any one of his 🎹 sonatas? Or 🎹 concertos ? How about his operas🎭  (I personally love the music of Don Giovanni)? His string 🎻 works? Chamber music? Any of his orchestral works? There are so many great pieces by him to choose from! 

Mozart wrote 41 symphonies, written between 1767(he was only 11!) and 1788. I was in the mood of Symphony No.40 in G minor–in contrast to common belief of Mozart’s music being light and graceful, this symphony is filled with his passion, anger, and grief. 

🎶Which piece(s) by Mozart are you going to listen 🎧 to today? 

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Jan 31: Happy 224th Birthday 🥳  to 🎉 Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)🎊

Schubert’s Piano Quintet “Trout” 4th movement

Happy early 224th Birthday 🥳  to the one and the only 🎉Franz Peter Schubert 🇦🇹 (Jan 31, 1797-Nov 19, 1828)🎊

🎶 Schubert wrote over 1500 pieces in such a short span of his life time (31 years):

& MORE!

🎧 Which piece(s) by Schubert are you going to listen to today?

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