Playing On The Emotions
My parents went to a Scottish music concert the other week there, and when I spoke to them about it, they mentioned a track that Phil Cunningham played on the accordion. It was one he had written in memory of his dead brother, and my parents said there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. In fact, my dad wrote a post about it here, in which he includes a clip of Cunningham explaining the composition of the track, and discussing why it’s so emotive.
I’ve been thinking about this off and on, and so when I was on Youtube yesterday (looking for clips of violinists to show my daughter, who is currently learning the instrument), I was drawn to these three wonderful examples of music which are just brimming with emotion. In each case, the clip features a different instrument, but they all showcase truly incredible performances. See what you think:
So, which one was your favourite? Or do you prefer a different piece altogether? What do you think it is about music that evokes such strong emotions?
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