Month: September 2011

  • Mozart and a cat

    Today I’d like to share a short music history anecdote. Before I begin though, credit must be given to Dr. Linton Powell, retired UTA professor/organist/musical historian, for passing this story along in my Music History I class. He claims this story actually occurred, and that historical documents and letters exist to back it up. The…

  • Prokofiev’s Visions Fugitives, Op. 22

    So I finally received a nice, large book of Prokofiev solo piano music, and the first work I’ll be delving into is a collection of 20 small pieces entitled the Visions Fugitives. According to the notes at the beginning of the book, the editor mentions that Prokofiev’s goal was to capture “the idea of a…