Midnight Pieces, Ep.24 by Asiya Korepanova - Andante from Cello Sonata by Rachmaninoff-Korepanova catherine.yang 2018-08-240 views Asiya Korepanova Published on Mar 4, 2018 Rachmaninoff’s Andante from his Cello Sonata is a piece that you want to listen to over and over - in would not leave your mind and body. I transcribed the entire Sonata for piano solo because I craved to play it by myself any time I want, without depending on having or not having a cello partner. This slow movement of the sonata gives me chills on stage each time I play it, and I hope it will give you chills, too.
Midnight Pieces, Ep.7 by Asiya Korepanova - Serenade by Mussorgsky-Korepanova catherine.yang 2018-08-240 views Asiya Korepanova Published on Oct 29, 2017 I was obsessed with Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death ever since I first performed them at age 13. I was blown away by their powerful stories, and a sense of inevitability conveyed in the music. My favorite among them has always been the Serenade, portraying Death coming as a mysterious knight to a deadly ill young woman. I was attracted by Mussorgsky’s use of rich and sometimes spicy harmonies, and by a thrilling metaphor of a deadly love hidden between its lines. Mussorgsky created a haunting sound image by setting the poetic text in a subtle, detailed way, magnifying each moment. For the special Halloween episode of Midnight Pieces I am presenting my transcription of the Serenade. Here is its beautiful lyrics by Russian poet Arseny Golenishchev-Kutuzov: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNJJG49fbwJPiOkQHaboA0Q/videos
A wildfire couldn't extinguish love catherine.yang 2018-08-020 views Steven Williams had been thinking about his vacation to Colorado for over a year. He and his girlfriend, Brittney Brewer, had been dating for a while, and he was ready to pop the question.
In his head, the scenario would go something like, bask in the beauty of the wildflowers in the meadows around Lake Como before setting up camp for the evening, then the following day, hike to the summit of Blanca Peak, enjoy the view, get down on one knee, make an eloquent speech, and hopefully hear a “yes.”
It was going to be a happy surprise, but nature had a surprise of her own when a wildfire tore through their campsite.
On January 11, she and her mother traveled out to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for an audition at Converse College. That day she felt tired but the audition went well and she was feeling pretty good overall. The next day, however, was a different story.