ITL #11: The Vertigo Effect

Chris and Sridhar discuss Keith Jarrett’s retirement, the blurry line between composition and improvisation, late Romantic/early Modern music by Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, and the San Francisco Ballet’s new video with music from Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”.

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Keith Jarrett – American pianist

Keith Jarrett Confronts a Future Without the Piano – The New York Times

Keith Jarrett & Michala Petri play Bach Flute Sonatas

Keith Jarrett & Kim Kashkashian play Bach Viola da Gamba Sonatas

Keith Jarrett – solo Bach

Keith Jarrett – The Köln Concert

Keith Jarrett – Live in Tokyo

Clifford Brown – Joy Spring

John Coltrane – Giant Steps

Claude Debussy, musicien français

Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

L’après-midi d’un faune (poem by Stéphane Mallarmé)

Debussy himself plays the Faune flute solo

Leonard Bernstein – Norton Lecture on Debussy & Wagner

Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande

Debussy – Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp

Richard Wagner – German composer

Wagner’s Ring Cycle – wikipedia

Erik Satie – gymnopédist

Alice Sara Ott plays Satie’s “Gymnopédies” and “Gnossiennes”

Jessye Norman sings Satie’s “Je te veux”

Furniture music (musique d’ameublement)

Clip from “Parade” (ballet by Satie, Picasso, Cocteau, and Diaghilev)

San Francisco Ballet – Dance of Dreams (music video w/Herrmann’s “Scène d’amour”)

Benjamin Millepied – choreographer/Natalie Portman’s husband

“Vertigo” – music by Bernard Herrmann

Scène d’amour – scene from “Vertigo” (SPOILERS!)

Scène d’amour – score analysis

The Vertigo Effect

Wagner – Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Wagner – Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin

Tristan chord

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