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Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in c-sharp minor

Monday, August 27, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | composers

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2, is the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by composer Franz Liszt , and is by far the most famous of the set. Few other piano solos have achieved such widespread popularity, offering the pianist the opportunity to reveal exceptional skill as a virtuoso, while providing the listener with an immediate and irresistible musical appeal.

In both the original piano solo form and in the orchestrated version this composition has enjoyed widespread use in animated cartoons. Its themes have also served as the basis of several popular songs.

It is probable that you have heard this piece of music somewhere at one time or another because it is perhaps the most prominent piece of classical (romantic, actually) music featured in animated cartoons across the years.

Now, let the anvils fall and dynamite explode!



And, in real life, Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2





This piece is available in Piano Pronto Movement 5 and several anthologies of classical music.

Keep Up-To-Date with the Student/Parent Portal

  Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | parents

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The O'Connor Music Studio features fully functional parent/student portals. These are a great way to share information with you, save time, and add value to your lessons.

The student portal provides you with:

  • Student’s calendar with upcoming lessons and events
  • Student’s repertoire
  • Student’s practice log
  • Family’s account and invoice information (only visible to parents/adult students)
  • Access to your download library and a list of borrowed items
  • View student's attendance
  • Track student's practice time and leave notes or questions from the practice session
  • Add and track their repertoires
  • View their email history
  • View Mrs. O'Connor's contact information
  • Keep up-to-date with studio news

Students can also join and cancel lessons based on the OCMS studio cancellation policy.

Using the student portal is completely optional, but highly recommended.

How do I join the Student Portal?
 
To join the student portal your teacher will send you your login information. Once received you will be able to access the student portal and all of its features.

How do I cancel a Lesson?
 
To cancel a scheduled lesson simply click on the lesson or event in your calendar and click “Cancel Attendance”. You can optionally leave your teacher a note about why you are canceling in the provided “Note to Teacher” dialogue box.

How do I register for an Open Lesson Slot?
 
To register for an Open Lesson Slot click on the event or lesson on the calendar as select “Register”. A dialogue box will appear asking you if you “are you sure you want to register for this Open Slot?” Click “Yes”. If the lesson or event you are trying to register for is a recurring event, choose the dates you would like to attend.

Check your email for information about logging in!

Music Theory Challenge!

Monday, August 13, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | theory

 

This is the first of a series of occasional online music games.  Most of them will only show up in your Remind app.

The first of my students to complete the quiz will win a prize.

Play here