Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Three Four the Spanish Dance

Three Four
15 x 15
pastel on BFK

I think my color choices today were influenced by my morning piano practice time. Now that I have my new piano music reading glasses (helping my eyes focus at 27" and allowing me to make sense of what were becoming crazed ants on blurry lined pages) I was able to play through Granados' Spanish Dances. My favorite today is Opus 37 Number 2. I love the slow sensuality of it. Many recordings take it too fast for my taste, but this one is sweet. These pieces were written for piano but are often transcribed and arranged for classical guitar and other instruments.

You'll notice that I have added a link to the music in the text of this blog, as well as providing an embedded video. Many subscribers to this blog have commented that they are unable to see or listen to the videos when they view the posts in their email accounts. I hope that this extra link helps those readers (and thank you so much for telling me about the problem) and adds to their enjoyment of the "music" part of this blog, "Art and Music."


Roxanne said...

Totally captures the emotion and rhythm of the Spanish dances.

SamArtDog said...

Your posts are such a treat these days. These pastels look even better with the amazing variety of music.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thanks, Roxanne. Did you listen to the last link with piano and cello? Delicious!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam: glad that you've enjoyed the music with the paintings. It's been fun to put it together, and never hard because music is always on my mind.