12.25.21 Winter Holiday Piano Livestream (already up!)
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, though this year the latest variant of COVID has turned a glamorously-planned Christmas into a bit of a glum one. Last night I did a piano livestream of some wintery music with a few Christmas songs thrown in as well - some bright harmonies and gentle melodies to make seasons bright while we all resume the pandemic hunker-down. It's about an hour of music and goes great in the background of whatever else you're doing (though Doug did include some visual surprises in the video that I wasn't aware of until after the fact!). Use the embedded video below to watch and I hope you enjoy.
*note, something was wonky with the sound during the first approx. 10 seconds of the video. It smooths out after that!
Here's to a better 2022 if we can come together to make it so.
24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 9, in E Major (1839) - Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1810-1849)
L'heure des Enfants (Children's Corner), L2. 119 (1908): III. Serenade à la Poupée (Serenade for the Doll) - Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
The Nutcracker (1892): Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Letters for Rosy (2021) - Peter Dayton (b. 1990)
12 American Preludes (1944): 4. Vidala (North Argentian folk song) - Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)
Fugue (2018) - Peter Dayton
Piano Collections Final Fantasy IV (1992): 愛のテーマ (Love Theme) - Nobuo Uematsu (b. 1959), arr. Shirou Satou
Mame (1966): We Need a Little Christmas - Jerry Herman (1931-2019)
Piano Collections Final Fantasy X (2002): ザナルカンドにて (At Zanarkand) - Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Masashi Hamauzu (b. 1971)
5 Preludes, Op. 16 (1895): No. 1, in B Major - Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin (1871-1915)
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major (1930): [Excerpt] Second Theme - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano Concerto No. 23, in A Major, K. 488 (1786): II. Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), arr. Carl Reinicke (1842-1910)
Preludes (1969): Prelude in E-flat Minor for the Right Hand Alone - Richard Cumming (1928-2009)
Letters for John (2017) - Peter Dayton
Days of Future Passed (1967): Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Piano Collections Final Fantasy VIII: The Successor - Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Shiro Hamaguchi
Suite Bergamasque, L2. 82 (1891): III. Clair de Lune (Moonlight) - Claude Debussy
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944) - Hugh Martin (1914-2011) & Ralph Blane (1914-1995)
The Snowman (1982): Walking in the Air - Howard Blake (b. 1938), arr. George Winston (b. 1949)
Silent Night (1818) - Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863)