Author Archives: Brian J. Podesta
Primavera, Composer L. Einaudi
Oltremare – Composer Luvicido Eianaudi.
Arranged, B.Podesta. Ludovico Maria Enrico Einaudi OMRI is an Italian pianist and composer. Trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, Einaudi began his career as a classical composer, later incorporating other styles and genres such as pop, rock, folk, and world music.
The Merry Farmer
Composed by Robert Schumann, Arranged by B.Podesta German composer Robert Schumann was a Romantic composer of the 19th Century. His Album for the Young written in 1848 for his three daughters, has 43 short works, one of which is The Merry Farmer.
Smile – Composer Charlie Chaplin, arr. B.Podesta
“Smile” is a song based on an instrumental theme used in the soundtrack for Charlie Chaplin‘s 1936 film Modern Times. Chaplin, who composed the song, was inspired by Puccini‘s Tosca.(Source: Wikipedia)
Walnut St. Music Academy – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Autumn 2020
This audio clip is from the Sunday November 8, 2020 WSMA jam session. Bob Dylan’s Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door is presented here, as the afternoon sun descended on a warm autumn day. This was one of the last outdoor sessions of WSMA in 2020. See link below for more about the Walnut St. Music AcademyContinue reading “Walnut St. Music Academy – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Autumn 2020”
Cristofori’s Dream, Composed by David Lanz, arr. B.Podesta
New Age artist David Lanz released his album Cristofori’s Dream in 1988, and the concept for his album-titled piece is provided from his blog: Cristofori’s Dream https://thedavidlanz.blogspot.com/2012/01/cristoforis-dream.html As the music begins we find our selves in little Italian village. It is the1700’s. The sun is going down and the stars are coming out. Looking throughaContinue reading “Cristofori’s Dream, Composed by David Lanz, arr. B.Podesta”
Appalachian Fall: Dispatches from Coal Country on What’s Ailing America by Jeff Young and the Ohio Valley ReSource Team
The Appalachia region of the eastern United States stretches from New York state to the southern states of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. As of 2010, more than 25 million people live in this region. The rich deposits of coal and oil was the foundation of America’s Industrial Revolution. For the past 50 years, poverty hasContinue reading “Appalachian Fall: Dispatches from Coal Country on What’s Ailing America by Jeff Young and the Ohio Valley ReSource Team”
Venetian Gondola – Felix Mendelssohn arr. B. Podesta
“Italy at last! And every possible delight I imagined, has now started and I enjoy it very much,” composer Felix Mendelssohn wrote to his family from Venice, Italy on October 11, 1830. 1 This piece begins with a left-hand motive, evoking the sounds of soft and steady water movements. It is in a triple meterContinue reading “Venetian Gondola – Felix Mendelssohn arr. B. Podesta”
For Their Blood Burns Wild by Silas Barrow
Eugenics – is a set of beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of a human population, historically by excluding people and groups judged to be inferior and promoting those judged to be superior. In Silas Barrow’s ‘For Their Blood Burns Wild’, this fictional account of the use of eugenics is the premise ofContinue reading “For Their Blood Burns Wild by Silas Barrow”