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    This is a thread for instructional videos to help people with music appreciation. Basically, post here anything that you found useful and/or entertaining as an introduction to a given work or concept. It could be an online course, a youtube page devoted to unpacking a given genre or style, concert notes, a tutorial in the construction or performance of an instrument, or a historical survey of some object of musical interest. The only requirement is that you found it interesting.

    The thread is "for amateurs," but feel free to post about advanced concepts. If the video explores advanced material, though, you should flag it as such.

    This isn't the place to advance opinions or debate thorny issues: if a video makes some questionable points, you might start a new thread to argue your case. Discussion of all videos should be kept to a minimum.
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    I'll kick things off with a link to Andras Schiff's brief introductions to each of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas.

    András Schiff last performed the complete Beethoven piano sonatas at Wigmore Hall from 2004–6 to overwhelming critical acclaim, with the editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, describing one particular performance as ‘a riveting mixture of erudition, analysis, passion, wit and memory’.

    On the day before each of the eight recitals in the series, the world-renowned pianist, pedagogue and lecturer gave a lecture-recital in which he explored the works to be performed. Deeply engaging and insightful, these thought-provoking lecture-recitals, recorded live at the Hall, are available below as eight audio lecture-recitals.
    Downloadable podcasts:

    https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/podcasts...cture-recitals

    Youtube playlist of lectures:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...rfzrbjTV_sJIVq
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    I love Bruce Adolphe's lecture series "Inside Chamber Music" for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. He's like a modern-day Bernstein: he successfully manages to explain musical processes in a humorous, clear and engaging manner. Truly a great communicator. Here's one of my favorite lectures of his:

    "Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music." - Rachmaninoff

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    Been saving this one for a while.
    “If there be something that behaves like savagery and boasts of civilsation, then there is the devil in it.” – G.K. Chesterton

    “The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.” – John Berryman

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    "Brilliant Interval Canon in Shostakovich Symphony No. 4, Movement 2"

    Richard Atkinson has a number of brief analyses of musical passages that interest him.

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...SAb3B03Q-tnAIS

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    Now i'll never forget how to spell it!
    “If there be something that behaves like savagery and boasts of civilsation, then there is the devil in it.” – G.K. Chesterton

    “The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he’s in business.” – John Berryman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel Ortiz View Post
    Now i'll never forget how to spell it!
    Oh God--it's etched into my brain!
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    Stravinsky's Funeral Song EXPLAINED

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    27 Styles of Rapping

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    Haha, nice videos!

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    How to listen to a symphony or sonata. The video was created by a forum member.

    How to Listen to a Symphony or Sonata

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    Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all time

    Recent Pulitzer winner Kendrick Lamar makes a brief appearance (giving him time to rap approximately 15,000 words).

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    György Ligeti's Kammerkonzert: Analysis

    The video comes from Samuel Andreyev's channel, which I've subscribed to.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI_...2UqNT1EqvMNgTg

    Thanks to Christabel for mentioning the video above on another thread.

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    We have an extensive library of free music lessons for amateurs on Virtual Sheet Music:

    https://www.virtualsheetmusic.com/experts/

    They cover music theory, piano, violin, cello, flute, voice and music education lessons.
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    How country music was awful in 2013
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