Music is What Keeps Me Sane
Dr. Phillip M. Feldman
Clearly, I'm not listening (and playing) enough.
My instrument is the piano. Nothing else works so well alone. But,
four-handed piano is huge fun, and there are many lovely piano-string duets.
I don't have a favorite composer. If pressed hard enough, I'd say
"Mozart, Bach, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and Rachmaninov".
Sheet Music Archives:
Note: Many items in the above archive are old editions published in the
former Soviet Union, and not covered by any copyright. There are some items
for which the copyright status is unknown. If you have definite knowledge
that something that I've posted is covered by a copyright that is valid in the
United States, please send me e-mail: Phillip.M.Feldman@gmail.com
Favorite Short Music Videos:
#4: The second theme in 'Si Un Jour', which begins at 1:52 into the
recording, reminds me of some of the Sephardic and Italian Jewish melodies that
I heard as a child and young adult. It is not similar to any one of these
melodies, but the feeling is somehow the same.
#5: The original, unedited version of this video can be found at the
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLD05_pC8TY. Jenö Lisztes and Franz
Liszt must be related!
(1) It seems as though there are no post-1950 composers of orchestral music
on the same level as the great composers of 1650-1950. Is this a misperception?
If so, whom would you rank on a par with Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and
so on? If not, what is the explanation? Is it that composers are simply
following the money, which is no longer in orchestral composition, or is there
something more fundamental going on?
Last update: 27 Aug., 2017