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      Improvisation

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      Something of a lost art, improvisation in classical music is making a comeback in a big way thanks to composers like Steven Snowden, Don Malone, and Aaron Johnson.

      Bach/Montero — Toccata in d minor

      Gabriela Montero, p.

      EMI 64647

      Song of Cerberus 

      Ens./Thompson 

      Dane recordings 0062

      Repercussions
      Agrell, hn.; Masunik, p.

      Wildwind Records 1001

      Anon — Sumer is Icumen In
      
Duende
      
MSR 1158

      Aaron Krister Johnson — Diabolical Suite, I & II

      Johnson, p.

      Don Malone — Prelude & Toccata (excerpt)

      David Schrader, p. 
(live performance)

      Steven Snowden — Ground Round

      Steve Parker, trombone

      Noam Sivan — Improvised introduction to Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3

      Sivan, p.

      David Darling
      Chorale 
Darling, vc.

      Gunnelpumpers — Symphonie Improvisé

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      One Response to “Improvisation”

      1. John Fleck says:

        I thoroughly enjoyed this show and was delighted to hear Don Malone’s contribution. I studied with him at Roosevelt University and he remains one of the most inspiring teachers I ever had, as well as being a truly unique musician and composer.
        I recall fondly another improvisation he did with David Schrader where Don & David improvised on the theme of “Flight of the Bumblebee” at a recital in Ganz Hall. Don improvising with his own software.
        Keep up the great work with Relevant Tones. This show fills a real need.

        All the best,
        John Fleck

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