Noam D. Elkies piano improvisations

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  1. 27 March 2020 à la Schumann/Chopin (D♭ major, 4:25)
  2. 28 March 2020 (Shabbat melody, 5:16)
  3. 29 March 2020 à la Renaissance brass (B♭ major, 4:56)
  4. 30 March 2020 à la Grieg/Tchaikovsky(?), and with an improved recording setup (D major, 6:38)
  5. 31 March 2020 à la Dvořák (D minor, 4:39)
  6. 1 April 2020 à la Shostakovich (B major, 2:24)
  7. 2 April 2020 à la Bach (D major, 4:55)
  8. 3 April 2020 variations on another Shabbat melody, sometimes called the “Bim Bam Song” (5:16 again, as it happens)
  9. 4 April 2020 à la Brahms (F major, 6:36)
  10. 5 April 2020 à la Chopin (B minor, 4:21)
  11. 6 April 2020 à la Mozart (G major, 6:06)
  12. 7 April 2020 Viennese waltz (C major, 4:01)
  13. 8 April 2020 Jazz (C major, 6:32)
  14. 9 April 2020 Seder medley (Dayenu variations, 6:00)
  15. 10 April 2020 Chorale prelude on themes from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (E major, 3:42)
  16. 11 April 2020 à la Mendelssohn(?) (A major, 6:37)
  17. 12 April 2020 Autumn Leaves, with a surprise guest (E minor, 10:45)
  18. 13 April 2020 à la Schütz(?) (A minor, 3:06)
  19. 14 April 2020 Minuet à la Schubert (C major, 5:05)
  20. 15 April 2020 à la early Fauré (D♭ major, 6:14)
  21. 16 April 2020 à la Vivaldi concerto (C minor, 3:35)
  22. 17 April 2020 slow movement of the concerto (E♭ major, 4:30)
  23. 18 April 2020 à la Bach (G♯ minor, 7:48)
  24. 19 April 2020 Surprise Variations (C major, 7:02)
  25. 20 April 2020 Passacaglia for left hand alone (D♭ / C♯, 9:17)
  26. 21 April 2020 Dona, Dona in honor of Yom Ha-Shoah (E♭ minor, 3:44)
  27. 22 April 2020 Polonaise (A major, 4:13)
  28. 23 April 2020 Sarabande for piano 2½ hands(?) (B♭ minor, 5:07)
  29. 24 April 2020 Perpetuum mobile (B♭ major, 2:27)
  30. 25 April 2020 à la Poulenc (A minor, 5:05)
  31. 26 April 2020 Chorale for piano 2½ hands(?) (A♭ major, 3:39)
  32. 28 April 2020 Variations and Fughettaboutit on La donna è mobile (B major, 13:20)
  33. 29 April 2020 Zoom reverie (E minor, 4:20)
  34. 30 April 2020 Take 5×5 mashup (E♭ minor, 5:02)
  35. 1 May 2020 Mozart travesty (E minor, 2:42)
  36. 2 May 2020 Canon (E minor, 2:15)
  37. 3 May 2020 Fantasy (C minor, 8:57)
  38. 4 May 2020 Scherzo à la Schubert (F♯ minor, 4:11)
  39. 5 May 2020 à la Debussy (C♯ minor, 5:58)
  40. 6 May 2020 CABBAGE/HEAD (A minor, 5:11)
  41. 7 May 2020 Song in B-Locrian (3:21)
  42. 8 May 2020 Ragtime (B minor, 2:39)
  43. 9 May 2020 EGGHEAD fugue (E minor, 3:40)
  44. 10 May 2020 Mother’s Day meditation (A♭ major, 3:42)
  45. 11 May 2020 à la Handel overture (E major, 3:35)
  46. 12 May 2020 Variations on Papageno’s song from The Magic Flute (G major, 10:44)
  47. 13 May 2020 Capriccio (A minor, 5:35)
  48. 14 May 2020 Improvisation on an 11-beat drone (F♯, 7:09)
  49. 15 May 2020 Bach travesty (G minor, 4:09)
  50. 16 May 2020 Chromatic fantasy (F minor, 8:53)
  51. 17 May 2020 à la Schubert impromptu (B major, 10:02)
  52. 18 May 2020 Renaissance dance in D (2:37)
  53. 19 May 2020 “Bim Bam Bom” (popular Israeli song, Taharlev-Vilensky 1970; here in D minor, 1:48)
  54. 20 May 2020 White-key presto (C major, 2:50)
  55. 21 May 2020 FABACEAE [beans] (A major, 2:04)
  56. 22 May 2020 Victim of Circumstance March (A minor, 2:37)
  57. 23 May 2020 Left-hand aria à la Chopin (F minor, 5:00)
  58. 24 May 2020 à la Bach cello prelude (F major, 5:57)
  59. 25 May 2020 Ha-'Ir Be-'Afor (The City in Gray, by Naomi Shemer 1966; here in D minor, 3:25)
  60. 26 May 2020 à la Chopin prelude (A minor, 1:16)
  61. 27 May 2020 Chopin travesty (F♯ minor, 1:46)
  62. 28 May 2020 Harvard Commencement medley (C major, 6:00)
  63. 29 May 2020 Mashup for Shavuot = Feast of the [Seven] Weeks (A minor/major, 1:43)
  64. 30 May 2020 Jazz ballad (C minor, 5:07)
  65. 31 May 2020 Classical minuet (G major, 4:51)
  66. 1 June 2020 LEVAS (C major, 4:32)
  67. 2 June 2020 after Chopin: Funeral March of a Revolution (B minor, 4:10)
  68. 3 June 2020 Chorale prelude on America the Beautiful (E minor, 2:56)
  69. 4 June 2020 Pentatonic folksong (E♭ minor, 3:56)
  70. 6 June 2020 La Folia (A♭ minor, 16:44)
  71. 7 June 2020 Song seeking words (D minor, 3:14)
  72. 8 June 2020 Lu Y'hi (May It Be, by Naomi Shemer 1973; here in C minor, 3:41)
  73. 9 June 2020 Ye olde descending tetrachord (B minor, 7:39)
  74. 10 June 2020 à la Bach violin presto (D minor, 3:22)
  75. 11 June 2020 Reverie (A major, 6:33)
  76. 12 June 2020 Psalm 133 mashup (Hiné Mah Tov / O combien, here in D minor / F major, 2:48)
  77. 13 June 2020 Part-song (D minor, 5:11)
  78. 14 June 2020 Happy Birthday à la Chopin (B♭ major, 1:45)
  79. 15 June 2020 Gavotte (A minor, 4:17)
  80. 16 June 2020 Chopin étude mashup (A♭ major, 3:08)
  81. 17 June 2020 Somber intermezzo (B♭ minor, 5:40)
  82. 18 June 2020 Capriccio (B minor, 4:38)
  83. 19 June 2020 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (G♭ major, 3:44)
  84. 20 June 2020 Polonaise (G minor, 3:24)
  85. 21 June 2020 Canon (A minor, 1:56);
  86. 21 June 2020 bonus: Fantasy on Sumer Is Icumen In (F♯ major, 3:39)
  87. 22 June 2020 à la Brahms intermezzo (E major, 5:17)
  88. 23 June 2020 à la Beethoven sonata-allegro finale (C minor, 4:40)
  89. 24 June 2020 Andante à la Beethoven (A♭ major, 7:18)
  90. 25 June 2020 Adagio à la Bach (B♭ minor, 7:38)
  91. 26 June 2020 Too many variations on an original(?) theme (E major, 10:11)
  92. 28 June 2020 Nostalgia (G minor, 4:10)
  93. 29 June 2020 Renaissance motet (G minor, 4:03)
  94. 30 June 2020 Rainy day blues (F major, 3:55)
  95. 1 July 2020 Humoresque (F♯ major, 4:32)
  96. 2 July 2020 March (F minor, 4:00)
  97. 4 July 2020 7/4 mashup (E♭ major / A♭ major, 4:04)
  98. 5 July 2020 Londonderry Air à la Mendelssohn (F major, 2:47)
  99. 6 July 2020 4,000 Men of Harvard? (F minor, 3:20)
    & My first thought was a socially musically distant Fair Harvard, but that improvisation was too depressing.
  100. 7 July 2020 Old/New 100th (C major, 4:42)
  101. 8 July 2020 Shnei Shoshanim (“Two Roses”, by Mordechai Zeira to lyrics by Yaakov Orland; here in F minor, 5:01)
  102. 9 July 2020 Allegro agitato (C minor, 1:17)
  103. 10 July 2020 5:2 prelude (A major, 1:57)
  104. 11 July 2020 Andante from a Baroque trumpet concerto (D major, 4:54)
  105. 12 July 2020 Quasi celesta (D♭ major, 3:10)
  106. 13 July 2020 à la Bach organ prelude (B minor, 5:59)
  107. 14 July 2020 La Marseillaise, à la française (E major, 2:40)
  108. 16 July 2020 Blue Submarine (F♯ minor, 4:13)
  109. 17 July 2020 Es ist genug (C major, 2:24)
  110. 18 July 2020 Variations on Arbeau’s Pavane (E minor, 4:34)
  111. 19 July 2020 Horn duet (E♭ major, 4:42)
  112. 20 July 2020 Goodinerie? (B♭ major, 1:27)
  113. 21 July 2020 Sarabande à la Bach (D minor, 5:53)
  114. 22 July 2020 Phrygian motet (E-Phrygian, 5:28)
  115. 23 July 2020 Hexatonic meditation (E♭ major, 3:33)
  116. 24 July 2020 Siciliana à la Bach (G minor, 4:56)
  117. 25 July 2020 March à la Schubert (A major, 4:55)
  118. 26 July 2020 à la Brahms intermezzo (E minor, 4:52)
  119. 27 July 2020 à la Britten? (D major, 3:13)
  120. 28 July 2020 Kinneret (a.k.a. Sham Harei Golan, N. Shemer’s popular setting (c.1963) of Rachel’s 1927 poem; here in C minor, 4:00).
  121. 29 July 2020 Menuet à la Haydn string quartet (C major, 4:19)
  122. 30 July 2020 Lamentation à la Rachmaninoff (F minor, 6:12)
  123. 31 July 2020 Andante à la Bach’s Italian Concerto (E minor, 5:20)
  124. 2 August 2020 Toccata à la Scarlatti (F major, 1:59)
  125. 3 August 2020 53 beat intermezzo à la Brahms (E♭ major, 3:02)
  126. 4 August 2020 Berceuse on an E7 chord (5:22) [the E7 root system has size 126]
  127. 5 August 2020 Dance à la Dvořák (G minor, 3:13)
  128. 6 August 2020 Adagio à la Beethoven, with semihemidemisemiquavers (A♭ major, 7:52)
  129. 7 August 2020 Ye olde descending chromatic tetrachord (C♯ minor, 8:17)
  130. 8 August 2020 Andantino scherzando à la Beethoven × Schubert (A major, 4:53)
  131. 9 August 2020 Chorale à la Mendelssohn(?) (E♭ major, 4:09)
  132. 10 August 2020 Tango (A minor, 3:16)
  133. 11 August 2020 Andante for whistling and left hand à la Mozart (C major, 6:44)
  134. 12 August 2020 Trio sonata movement (F major, 6:13)
  135. 13 August 2020 Andante in 5 (A minor, 8:38)
  136. 14 August 2020 Glee over a found penny? (A major, 1:57)
  137. 15 August 2020 Shave and a hair cut — two part invention (C minor, 1:32)
  138. 16 August 2020 Chorale à la Schumann(?) (D minor, 3:12)
  139. 17 August 2020 Meditation à la Messiaen (C major, 5:48)
  140. 18 August 2020 Scherzo à la Prokofiev (C major, 2:57)
  141. 19 August 2020 Sarabande à la Ravel (C♯ minor, 4:56)
  142. 20 August 2020 Eretz Yisrael Yafah (Beautiful Israel, by Yeshayahu “Shaike” Paikov to lyrics by Dudu Barak; here in F minor, 4:00)
  143. 21 August 2020 Jazz ballad (G minor, 3:16)
  144. 22 August 2020 D9 waltz (G major, 3:58; cf. #126 above)
  145. 23 August 2020 Étude (C major, 3:08)
  146. 24 August 2020 Scherzo (G major, 2:01)
  147. 25 August 2020 Moment musical à la Schubert (in phrases of 6 × 9/♪ because 2020−1966; A major, 5:15)
  148. 26 August 2020 Yesterday (yes, P. McCartney's song — though here in F minor, 3:49)
  149. 27 August 2020 Scherzo (G minor, 5:07)
  150. 28 August 2020 Prelude (D major, 4:57)
  151. 29 August 2020 Prelude à la Chopin (C minor, 2:35)
  152. 30 August 2020 Bicinium (D minor/Dorian, 2:39)
  153. 31 August 2020 Ralph Vaughan Williams travesty: The Lydian Turtle-Dove (A Lydian, 2:32)
  154. 1 September 2020 part-song (A minor, 2:47)
  155. 2 September 2020 Geshem, Geshem (rain song; here in E minor, 2:22)
  156. 3 September 2020 Baroque overture (A major, 9:39)
  157. 4 September 2020 Variations on M. Zeira’s tune for Lekhah Dodi (A♭ major, 4:32)
  158. 5 September 2020 Vried Mzart Mnuet (G major, 6:01)
  159. 6 September 2020 Rondo (C major, 5:36)
  160. 7 September 2020 7/4 Dances (A major, 3:01)
  161. 8 September 2020 Weltschmerz (E minor, 4:24)
  162. 9 September 2020 Carmen travesty (A minor, 2:59)
  163. 10 September 2020 Nocturne à la Chopin (C minor, 11:08)
  164. 11 September 2020 à la Barber, in memoriam 11.ix.2001 (E♭-Phrygian, 5:17)
  165. 12 September 2020 Adagio aria (E major, 5:36)
  166. 13 September 2020 Addams Family variations and family feugue (B♭ major, 5:25)
  167. 14 September 2020 Scherzo à la Beethoven (C major, 3:14)
  168. 15 September 2020 Song without words (A♭ major, 4:04)
  169. 16 September 2020 à la Chopin (A minor, 3:37)
  170. 17 September 2020 Ba-Shanah Ha-Ba’a (Next Year, by Nurit Hirsh to lyrics by Ehud Manor; here in E minor, 1:52)
  171. 18 September 2020 Shanah Tovah (children’s song by Nahum Nardi to lyrics by Levin Kipnis; here in F♯ major, 0:57)