Sonata Secrets

Sonata Secrets

Scriabin Fantasie Op. 28

Scriabin's Fantasie in B minor Op. 28 is a piano piece that thinks it is  a symphony....

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Chopin Waltz in C# minor Op. 64 no. 2: "Veiled melancholy"

One of Chopin's most known waltzes, this contains both nostalgic melancholy and restless running...

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Chopin "Minute" Waltz in Db major Op. 64 no. 1

Is the \"Minute\" waltz really supposed to be played in a minute? Pianist Henrik Kilhamn takes a...

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Scriabin Sonata no. 4 in F# major Op. 30 mvt 2: Trembling rays...

The second and central movement of Scriabin\'s 4th piano sonata is cast in sonata form but feels...

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Scriabin Sonata no. 4 in F# major Op. 30 mvt 1: Voluptuous desire...

The 4th sonata is somewhat of a turning point in Scriabin\'s production where he starts to leave...

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor Op. 23 no. 5: Marching Menace

Insisting marching rhythms, crazy register changes and raw harmonies - this is the Rock'n'roll of...

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in B minor, Op. 32 no. 10: The Return

Rachmaninoff's B minor prelude, Op. 32 no. 10, is known to be inspired by the Böcklin painting...

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Rachmaninoff Prelude G major Op. 32 no. 5: A Barcarolle

The G major prelude from Op. 32 is one of few calm pieces in major among Rachmaninoff's 24...

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G major Op. 32 no. 5: A Barcarolle

The G major prelude from Op. 32 is one of few calm pieces in major among Rachmaninoff's 24...

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G# minor Op. 32 no. 12: Surface Harmonies

Pianist Henrik Kilhamn looks at the short and sweet Rachmaninoff Prelude in G# minor, no. 12 from...

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Keith Jarrett's "The Köln Concert" Part 1: Hypnosis, Exploration and Consolidation

Pianist Henrik Kilhamn goes into the details of Keith Jarrett's legendary improvised concert in...

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in C# minor Op. 3 no. 2: Hope vs. Fate

Rachmaninoff sets two voices against each other in his most famous piece: the C sharp minor...

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Mozart Sonata no. 8 in A minor mvt 2: A Brief Relief

We continue with Mozart's A minor sonata (K.310) with the slow second movement "Andante cantabile...

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Mozart Sonata no. 8 in A minor, mvt 1: Signals and Suspensions

Pianist Henrik Kilhamn goes through Mozart's A minor sonata's first movement in depth. It...

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Bach Invention no 8 in F major: Sneaky Stuff

Pianist Henrik Kilhamn presents Bach's Invention no. 8 in F major, BWV. 779. It's another canon...

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Bach Invention no 4 in D minor: Stormy Scales

In this popular invention, Bach treats a raging subject in three sections. It fights to break...

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Bach Invention no 2 in C minor: Canon Compound

Continuing with Bach inventions we encounter another counterpoint mechanism: The canon. The...

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Bach Invention no 1 in C major: Inversion and Augmentation

Back to basics: Johann Sebastian Bach wrote 15 of these "Inventions" in his son's score book as...

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Mozart Turkish March from Sonata no. 11 in A major K.331

Mozart's Turkish March - the final movement from his 11th piano sonata in A major, K.331 - is one...

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Mozart Sonata "Facile" in C major K.545: Scales and Sequences

Pianist Henrik Kilhamn analyzes Mozart's Sonata "Facile" in C major KV.545, 1st movement:...

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