A little salon music by opa Boy

My grandfather Boy played a little salon music for me when we were working today, inspired by a new piece I’m writing. He’s helping me with the score for it. He is 78 years old and pretty awesome.

Boy & Line / click to play

Salon music was a popular music genre in Europe during the 19th century. It was usually written for solo piano in the romantic style, and often performed by the composer at events known as “Salons”. Salon compositions are usually fairly short and often focus on virtuoso pianistic display or emotional expression of a sentimental character. Common sub-genres of salon music are the operatic paraphrase or fantasia, in which multiple themes from a popular opera are the basis of the composition, and the musical character-piece, which portrays in music a particular situation or narrative.

(Wikipedia)

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Line Maria

Concept developer and copywriter for many years starting in the analogue world of advertising and is now in the digital one. Always wears at least two finger rings, believes chocolate mousse can be a meal, that grunge is not dead and that horses are magical. Creates music under the name of A Girl in a Rat Suit.

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