GaySA Radio about Music

about Music

about Music: the Art of listening.

Music is supposed to stir the emotions, and if we are hearing it, but it is not moving us in any way, surely that’s inexcusable?

Over a series of chats with musical examples, I would like to introduce you to a different way of listening to music, by exploring how it creates the emotions that it is supposed to in the listener.

I would enjoy being your guide to a deeper listening experience.
Weekly English South Africa Music History · Music Commentary
59 Episodes
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Programme 38: about Music- The Art of Listening: Musical Fingerprints Part 3

In the next programme in the series, we are looking at Musical Fingerprints Part 3. What are these? These are the unique characteristics of individual composers, periods of music, musical styles and specific compositional types that an observant listener will immediately identify. Today we look at four Sonatas for Violin…
9 Jul 59 min

Programme 57: about Music- The Art of Listening: Piano Music of the 20th Century

Today we look at Keyboard music of the Piano in the twentieth century. Many people think that this music is unlistenable, but I would like to surprise you with some truly interesting music. I will highlight these –ism genres: Impressionism, Expressionism, Nationalism, Neoclassicism, Experimentalism (also called Aleatoric or Avante Garde,…
25 Jun 1 hour

Programme 52: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Chamber Music Part 2

We are continuing our listening to music of the Romantic period with part 2 of the Chamber music genre. Today we listen to two movements from “Death and the Maiden” by Schubert, two movements from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, and the complete Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann. I just know…
21 May 59 min

Programme 50: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Opera

What do I hear you saying? You're not familiar with any opera? You haven't heard any opera tunes either? Well, I have quite the surprise for you! Make sure to join us on Thursday at 6pm on GaySA Radio. Let me refresh your memory with what you might have overlooked!…
7 May 1 hour

Programme 49: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Piano Concertos

There are four big Piano Concertos from the Romantic period, which feature in almost every competition, played usually by multiple competitors. These are Tchaikovsky’s first, Rachmaninov’s second, and the Concertos in A minor by Grieg and Schumann. We listen today to the Schumann concerto. These extremely well known and popular…
23 Apr 1 hr 01 min

Programme 48: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Piano Concertos

Today’s music is again one of those “crank up the volume to maximum” programmes. There are four big Piano Concertos from the Romantic period, which feature in almost every competition, played usually by multiple competitors. These are Tcchaikovsky’s first, Rachmaninov’s second, and the Concertos in A minor by Grieg and…
10 Apr 1 hour

Programme 47: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Orchestral Music

Today’s music is one of those “crank up the volume to maximum” programmes. Big, big stuff today! We start off with the Symphonic Poem "The Moldau," by Bedřich Smetana Next is "Finlandia" by Jean Sibelius Thereafter "Les Preludes", a symphonic poem by Franz Liszt Our final item "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry…
2 Apr 59 min

Programme 46: about Music- The Art of Listening: Romantic Lieder

One of my favourite music genres in programme 46! We are starting with fingerprints of the different genres of the 19th century, and first up is Lieder, or German songs. The music is by Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Carl Loewe, and Robert Schumann. Some…
26 Mar 59 min

Programme 41: about Music- The Art of Listening: Musical Fingerprints Part 6

In the next programme in the series, we are looking at Musical Fingerprints Part 6. What are these? These are the unique characteristics of individual composers, instruments, periods of music, musical styles and specific compositional types that an observant listener will immediately identify. In today’s programme I am going to…
13 Feb 1 hour

Programme 40: about Music: The Art of Listening: Musical Fingerprints – Part 5

In the next programme in the series, we are looking at Musical Fingerprints Part 5. What are these? These are the unique characteristics of individual composers, instruments, periods of music, musical styles and specific compositional types that an observant listener will immediately identify. Today we look at Keyboard music of…
7 Feb 1 hour
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