Awaken The Creative Mind

Part of the introduction to the Great Masters Bach, Mozart and Beethoven will include performances of some of their music. These are a select few of the more simpler pieces that should demonstrate minimally the usage of the Left and Right hand in coordination with each other in a musical and expressive manner. This is an absolutely microscopic window into the almost infinite creativity and pinnacle of mastery of these extraordinary musical geniuses, but should provide the general public an easy and pleasing introduction to the Great Masters.

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Bach - Minuet in G
J.S. Bach Minuet in G major, BWV Anh114
From the Notebook Anna Magdalena, 1725.
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>> Performance of entire notebook, P. Barton
Bach - Prelude in C major
J.S. Bach Prelude in C major, BWV 846
From the Book 1 of the Well-Tempered Clavier, a series of 24 Preludes and Fugues spanning all 24 Major and Minor keys. Only the Prelude in C major is performed.
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>> Performance of Book 1, Andras Schiff
>> Performances of Book 2, Angela Hewitt
Bach - Aria, Goldberg Variations
J.S. Bach Aria – Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Aria form the Goldberg Variations, a set of 30 variations on a theme. Published in 1741.
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>> Performance of entire Goldberg Variations, Andras Schiff
>> Jump to Var 5
>> Jump to Var 14

Bach - Cantata BWV 147, excerpt
J.S. Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, excerpt
An excerpt from the Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, cantata bwv 147.
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>> Performance of the Complete Cantata, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven Bagtelle NO.25 in A minor (WoO 59) – Fur Elise
One of many bagatelles (a short, light and mellow piece typically for the piano) composed by the great Ludwig van Beethoven, often referred to as Fur Elise (For Elise).
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Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata m.2
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 (2nd movement)
The second movement of the Piano Sonata No.8, also known as the Pathetique.
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>> Performance of the entire Pathetique Sonata, Valentina Lisitsa
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata m.1
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2
The first movement of the Moonlight Sonata, also known as the Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp “Quasi una fantasia.
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>> Performance of the entire Moonlight Sonata, Valentina Lisitsa
>> Jump to the energetic 3rd movement, Lisitsa
Mozart - Piano Sonata in C major, excerpt
Mozart Piano Sonata No.16 in C major, K545
An excerpt from the first movement of the Piano Sonata No.16 in C major, K545.
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>> Performance of the entire Sonata, Daniel Baremboim
Michael - A Melody for Emily
Michael First Composition in C major
My first composition that reflects the joy of having my first daughter, Emily. It has no regard to Academic Timing, Structure or Modalities, just emotional reflection of joy.