Life as a Musicalologist
Recently I've had some time on my hands, and I've purchased a digital stage piano from Roland, nice piece of equipment, an RD-300GX. Despite some sound card issues, I've managed to make some recordings.
I've recorded the following songs, the composers are all dead for a sufficiently long period of time, and since I'm the one recording them, and also the same one putting them on my website, they should be safe as far as copyright is concerned.
- From Foreign Lands and People, by Robert Schumann. This is the 1st piece from the "Scenes from Childhood" series.
- Traumerei (Dreaming), by Robert Schumann. This is the 7th piece in the "Scenes From Childhood" series. Also it is one of the most famous from this batch. I added some extra reverb to this track to give it a dreamy quality, but I'm not sure, I think it might be too much. Anyway, it's still a nice piece.
- The famous "Raindrop Prelude" by Chopin. Probably my best recording from this bunch so far. This piece is said to represent a gentle rain that brews into a storm, and back again, though the same could be said of several of Chopin's pieces.
- "Jimbo's Lullaby" by Claude Debussy. Funny thing about this piece, it is about an elephant falling asleep, and dreaming. Much of the piece has pairs of notes played together, it is as if the elephant's fingers are too big to play a single note. Listen for the part that combines two of the main themes together.