Alfredo Casella was a relatively recent Italian composer born in 1883. He had classical music in his blood from the start – his father, two brothers, and grandfather (who knew Paganini!) played cello. Furthermore, Casella’s mother was a pianist who gave him his first music lessons. Continue reading
It may come as a surprise to you to learn that the British don’t call quarter notes quarter notes – they call them crotchets. In fact, the Brits have their own system of music terminology when it comes to note values. Their whole note is a “semibreve”, their half note is a “minim” , and their eighth is a “quaver”. Continue reading
Just wanted to let y’all know that there will be a livestream concert tomorrow night (January 19th) at 9:00pm. It should be an interesting concert, as the performers will be Continue reading
We’re working on a special post this week, so there will be a delay while we prepare it. To make up for it, we’ve got a sensational tidbit to keep you occupied in the meantime. Continue reading
Today’s tidbit – overtone singing!
Overtone singing is a fascinating art which can be achieved by manipulating certain resonant cavities so you can sing two notes at the same time. Here’s a slightly technical Continue reading
Before today’s tidbit, we’d like to announce a slight change. Generally, we post weekly, but since we’re starting school, there will only be a post every other week. Since Maggie Continue reading
Hi, everyone! Just wanted to let you know we’re starting a new category on La Musica, called “Tidbits.” In this category, we’ll share brief bits of information we find interesting. For example: musical book and movie reviews, live-streamed concerts…etc. Hope you enjoy!
Note: Our posts in Tidbits will be casual; no pressure to comment. 🙂
Tidbit #1 is a movie review on Continue reading