Long Overdue Musical Interludes

October 24th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

These posts usually come on Friday’s but if the BLS can put out the jobs report on Tuesday, then clearly there’s no order in the universe and we can all just do whatever we want.

First, the great Sue Maskaleris (and old friend whose music I’ve featured here before–her new album is deservedly the rage*) turned me onto this amazing young guy, Jacob Collier, who appears to have limitless musical talent. Here he is with an awesome layer-cake version of Stevie’s Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing.

Since I’ve been errant in musical postings lately, let’s also go to something very familiar but always worth revisting: the slow movement of Mozart’s piano concerto #21. The thing about music like this–and I’ve been listening to this piece practically since Mozart wrote it–is that if you pay close attention, you may well hear something you missed before.

I listened this on the way in this morning and heard, deep within the harmonies, these amazing dissonances starting in the woodwinds around 0:36 and intensifying around 0:50, before resolving at 1:02, as the melody cascades downward.  Gave me chills.

*BTW, her song “The Meaning” should, IMHO, be everyone’s new favorite X-mas song.

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One comment in reply to "Long Overdue Musical Interludes"

  1. Jill SH says:

    Thanks for sparking my curiosity and getting me pay attention to stuff I’d never otherwise notice.