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BBC Radio 3 YouTube Piano Masterclass

Published on Sep 24, 2012 by 

BBC Radio 3 YouTube Piano Masterclass: ‘Sooner or Later – the Poetry of the Piano’: David Owen Norris explores how to make melodies expressive on the piano, by changing the time.

In the film, David Owen Norris introduces the topic and works with the following performers and repertoire: Sophie Lythgoe (Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso); Stephen Gearry (Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu); Emmanuel Vass (Beethoven: ‘Moonlight Sonata’); Cathy Liu (Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Book 6, Op 67, No 5); and Elizabeth Caddy (Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Book 1, Op 19b, No 4).

The film is presented in association with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, and forms part of the autumn 2012 Piano Season the BBC.

 

Prayerbook

See the Prayerbook video below, or click here to see a shorter version on youtube.

 

Introduction to Chopin’s Piano Music – BBC Radio 3

Pianist David Owen Norris talks about pianos and the challenges of playing Chopin’s piano music on modern instruments.
This tutorial was created for Radio 3′s Chopin Experience – an exciting weekend of programmes dedicated to the music of Chopin (17-18 May).

 

Chopin Masterclass: Prelude in A major – BBC Radio 3

Pianist David Owen Norris talks about playing Chopin’s Prelude in A major Op.28 no.7, with tips on pedalling and fingering and knowing what works best for your particular hands.
This tutorial was created for Radio 3′s Chopin Experience – an exciting weekend of programmes dedicated to the music of Chopin (17-18 May).

 

Arthur Sullivan’s Songwriting Technique

As the musical half of the great Gilbert and Sullivan operetta-writing partnership, Sir Arthur Sullivan was behind some of the most memorable songs in English, but what were his secrets?
Professor David Owen Norris outlines Sullivan’s approach to writing his songs.

The transcript and downloadable versions of this part of the ‘Sullivan Song Day’ conference are available from the on the Gresham College website:
http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/sullivan-song-day-1

Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from their website.
http://www.gresham.ac.uk

 

PianoHAWK

A video of David’s technical work on PianoHAWK at the University of Southampton