Thursday, June 5, 2008

Prelude in C Minor, Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin referred to as "the poet of the piano", is a polish composer. He composed almost exclusively for the piano. This piece is from his set of 24 preludes, each of which is composed in a different key. According to pianist John Thompson, "This Prelude is suggestive of the solemnity of a funeral procession."

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Airtel tune by A. R. Rahman

Today is the 42nd birth anniversary of A. R. Rahman, who in all probability is the greatest composer alive. According to this article in time magazine, he is "the best-selling recording artist in history. His scores have sold more albums than Elvis or the Beatles or all the Jacksons: perhaps 150 million, maybe more." His uniqueness lies in his ability to combine extremely diverse musical tools: state of the art Synthesizers and Audio Processing Software, elements of Classical Music, Oriental Ragas, and a hugely myriad range of instruments and consistently deliver Music that satisfies both the layman listener and the pedantic critic for over a decade.

Here I play the tune he composed for Airtel.