How exciting! I’m getting requests!
Eve has requested Chopin’s Prelude op. 28 / no. 4 – and some Albinoni. (not on the site until now)
Since my father was the ultimate ‘Chopin freak’ – I probably heard this Prelude many times whilst still in the womb. And many, many more times after exiting! It’s exquisite… and SO Chopin.
Albinoni: His debut on jimsclassicalmusic (A simple oversight Eve) Eventually I’ll have EVERYBODY!
Let’s go with the ‘signature’ Albinoni. We’ve all heard it somewhere (the theme to the movie Gallipoli maybe?) but a great piece of music nonetheless.
I just read something really interesting about Albinoni. Apparently he was very rich and wasn’t much concerned with ‘hanging out’ with other musicians. Too busy being with the wealthy and aristocratic!
Albinoni Adagio in G minor
Chopin prelude in e minor Opus 28 no. 4
DougApril 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Yunno, it’s a great piece and I’m glad you posted it.
My comment was pretty much a cut-n-paste from Wiki.
JimApril 16, 2009 at 5:42 pm
Thanks so much Doug for taking the time to leave comments on the site. I feel it really enriches it. Re: “Albinoni’s piece”! I shoulda’ done my homework! Just went to Wickipedia and found what you said. Funny how a piece that famous can ‘lose’ it’s real composer!
DougApril 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm
The “Adagio in G minor” attributed to T.A. is a 1958 composition entirely composed by Remo Giazotto, which Giazotto claimed to have based on fragments from a slow movement of an Albinoni trio sonata he had been sent by the Dresden State Library.
In his era (1671-1751) most musicians were not poor (ie peasants) bu they did need to “hang out” with the aristocracy to be recognized and to get commissions.