Vanessa-Mae plays Toccata & Fugue
Vanessa-Mae plays a rare version of Toccata & Fugue with her acoustic violin, accompanied by the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra. This was during her Classical tour in ’96.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Große Fuge (Great Fugue), opus 133, accompanied by an animated score.FAQ Q: Where can I get free sheet music for this piece? A: You can download score and parts from IMSLP: tinyurl.com Q: Where can I learn more about this piece? A: The Wikipedia article is pretty good en.wikipedia.org and this New Yorker article about a recently discovered manuscript is interesting tinyurl.com Q: Who is performing? A: I don’t know. I licensed this recording from Royalty-Free Classical Music (dot com) through Shockwave (dot com), and they don’t say who their performers are. Q: I’m having trouble following the rhythm. A: I’m not surprised; it’s highly syncopated. I’ve done a couple of versions with barlines in them. First, here’s a bar-graph-only version with barlines: www.youtube.com Next, here’s a version with both balls and barlines: www.youtube.com If you don’t like the balls, here’s a bar-graph-only without barlines: www.youtube.com And, here’s the original (bar-graph with balls, but no barlines): www.youtube.com Q: Is there a way I could make the bar-graph scores myself? A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate this display; you can get the (Windows) software here: www.musanim.com There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first: www.classicalarchives.com Q: Could you please do a MAM video of ______? A: Please read this: www.musanim.com .