How do I learn a new piece?
This week I introduce the idea of reading and learning piano music. How do we approach a piece of music, how do we read the symbols known as notes? Next Monday, August 10th at 7PM, I am starting a Zoom meeting where we students, teachers, and music aficionados alike can discuss topics relating to playing…
Carbon and Parfum: Baudelaire through Debussy
This week Dr. Tobin makes a connection between two very special pieces, the prelude from book one, «Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir» (“The sounds and fragrances swirl through the evening air”) 1909, and Les Soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (Evenings Lit by the Burning Coals). 1918. Debussy was inspired…
Debussy Lectures: Delphic Dancers
In this second video of our series, Dr. Tobin discusses the first Prelude from Book I. Planed chords, blocked tonal harmonies, and layers create a distinctive language. Debussy made many references to the art and culture of antiquity and ancient Greece, this Prelude is an interesting beginning to the set.
Debussy Film and Preludes Event
Dr. Anthony Tobin, Music Director of Adam’s Music House, gave a double treat to a full house this past Sunday. Not only did he perform the first book of Claude Debussy’s Preludes for Piano, he also screened his short film “Le piano du reve”.
Adam’s Music House Fellowship 2019
Adam’s Music House is pleased to announce the second annual Adam’s Music House Piano Fellowship, September 2019-Early December 2019. Auditions to be held during April 2019 Selection Requirements: Complete an interview/audition at Adam’s Music House Prepare two substantial works of contrasting style and musical period. Examples include a Sonata by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev, a larger…