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Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteño from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arr. by Pablo Ziegler

Tango Master Pablo Ziegler performed for many years as pianist in Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Quintet. For 20+years it has been my honour to perform with Pablo his two-piano arrangements of Piazzolla works as well as Pablo’s own fantastic compositions. Verano Porteño has always been one of the most exciting pieces to play. I many…

Astor Piazzolla: Otoño Porteño from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arr. by Pablo Ziegler

Tango Master Pablo Ziegler performed for many years as pianist in Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Quintet. For 20+years it has been my honour to perform with Pablo his two-piano arrangements of Piazzolla works as well as Pablo‘s own fantastic compositions. Pablo Ziegler‘s arrangements & compositions for solo piano, two-pianos, piano+orchestra are now published & available…

Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arr. by Pablo Ziegler

Tango Master Pablo Ziegler performed for many years as pianist in Astor Piazzolla’s New Tango Quintet. For 20+years it has been my honour to perform with Pablo his two-piano arrangements of Piazzolla works as well as Pablo‘s own fantastic compositions.   Pablo Ziegler‘s arrangements & compositions for solo piano, two-pianos, piano+orchestra are now published &…

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XXIV in b minor, II

  All my video performances of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier are streaming at http://www.christopheroriley.com My 96-episode series of explorations into each of J.S. Bach’s Preludes & Fugues, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, is now available by subscription at Become A Member    

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XXIII in B Major, II

All my video performances of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier are streaming at http://www.christopheroriley.com My 96-episode series of explorations into each of J.S. Bach’s Preludes & Fugues, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, is now available by subscription at Become A Member      

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XXI in b-flat minor, II

  All my video performances of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier are streaming at http://www.christopheroriley.com My 96-episode series of explorations into each of J.S. Bach’s Preludes & Fugues, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, is now available by subscription at Become A Member

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XXI in Bb Major, II

  All my video performances of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier are streaming at http://www.christopheroriley.com My 96-episode series of explorations into each of J.S. Bach’s Preludes & Fugues, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, is now available by subscription at Become A Member    

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XX in a minor, II

I will finish recording the last two Preludes & Fugues of Book II this weekend and will roll out the remaining release in this first social-media-shared Well-Tempered Clavier. It’s been a journey, and as I’m continuing my series of lectures on each of the 96 component pieces of the WTC, having just turned in Episodes…

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XIX in A Major, II

  All my video performances of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier are streaming at http://www.christopheroriley.com My 96-episode series of explorations into each of J.S. Bach’s Preludes & Fugues, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, is now available by subscription at Become A Member  

J.S. Bach ~ Prelude & Fugue XVIII in g# minor, II

This Prelude is the only one of the 48 to have dynamic markings, a presumed poco forte opening modified perspectively by a piano dynamic (echo? solo vs. tutti?). The keening melodic half-steps are noted by slurs more tactile and clung than modern legato. The Fugue I have found the most challenging of all the 48…

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