Feb 11: It is the year of Ox🐮! Happy Lunar New Year!
Today I reset my #mindset and #reevaluate my new year resolutions which I’ve decided to commit in January 2021! If you have already failed your NY resolutions, today is the day to recommit yourself!
FEB 12: 100-Day Practice Challenge Has Begun!
To coincide with the Lunar New Year, I have started a 100-day practice challenge with my friends and colleagues! Well, we are having a virtual piano recital on May 21, so we have started an intense practice since Wednesday (day 1), and today is Day 3! I recorded a few mini clips of my practice. In this video, I am practicing Brahms Piano Sonata in F minor (1st movement)!
I am not from China, so I did not grow up following the lunar calendar. But I am using this opportunity to count blessings and reevaluate and reset my new year resolutions.
FEB 14: Happy Valentine’s Day!
Well, I spent my day doing yoga, pilates, 3-mile power walking, and of course, practicing piano! As I am preparing for the joint piano recital with my friends/colleagues, I can’t skip a day till the day of the event on May 21!
So far, I am prepping to do Brahms Sonata in F minor and My Favorite Things from the Hollywood Movie, “The Sound of Music” arr. by Steven Hough.
FEB 17: Happy Birthday 🎂🎊 to Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)!
Corelli was an Italian violinist and composer of the Baroque Era! He was born on this day in 1653 in the small town of Fusignano 🇮🇹.
Corelli is a key figure:
🎶 in the development of the modern genres of sonata and concerto
🎻 in establishing the preeminence of the violin
🎼 as the first coalescing of modern tonality and functional harmony.
#happybirthday #composer #baroquemusic #classicalmusic #baroqueera #baroquecomposer #concertogrossi #corelli #arcangelocorelli #musicmatters #musichistory #musicalert #musictrivia
Feb 18: 5 days countdown for The Piano Pod’s EPISODE 8 with the legendary pianist @fredericchiu!
Sayyid Chant and Dance from Hymns & Dervishes by Frederic Chiu
It’s hard to pick a favorite 💿 album by your fav 🎹 artist when he has produced 30 of them 😯🤩 ‼️
My recent go-to album by @fredericchiu is “Hymns & Dervishes: Music of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann”. I love to listen to it while she takes yoga 🧘🏻♀️ classes online daily. Yoga is a spiritual practice. Listening to this album while practicing yoga gives me such a deep and enriching experience. My inner self (spirituality) awakens as I breathe through asanas (poses) with Frederic’s performance to the legacy of Russian-Armenian mystic, George Gurdjieff. To learn more about Mr. Chiu’s album “Hymns & Dervishes,” please go to fredericchiu.com.
The podcast show I co-produce is premiering Episode 8 his Tuesday at 8:00 pm (EST) on YouTube and our Facebook page. 🎧 The audio version of this episode will be available on all of the major podcasting platforms. 🔗 https://linktr.ee/thepianopodnyc