Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Little Musical Cat Blogging

I just discovered Domenico Scarlatti's "Cat Fugue," so named because legend has it the theme came from one of Scarlatti's cats walking on the harpsichord keys. I happen to really like the way Scarlatti sounds on the piano (at least on recordings), so the video I linked to above is a piano recording. This Cat Fugue reminds me a little of Johann Sebastian Bach's F-minor Sinfonia, which is as good an excuse as any to listen to Glenn Gould play it. Maybe Bach had a cat too.

I would be remiss if I didn't include Barber's "The Monk and His Cat" from the Hermit Songs, Aaron Copland playing his The Cat & the Mouse, and Zez Confrey playing his Kitten on the Keys.

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