... with composer Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee talking
about growing up in the Belmont area, her Armenian heritage and her music,
in connection with a concert by The Record Players of Belmont, MA.
YouTube video, November 2009
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Dianne's Music on YouTube
Many performances by both students and professionals have been posted to YouTube. Search for "Dianne Rahbee" to get a similar list.
Diane Andersen Sonata No.4
Diane Andersen plays Ballade No. 3 "Mystere"
Piano Solo - Ballade No.2 Op.129 "Flashbacks of 9/11"
In preparation for the 10-year anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster in 2011, this piece is a powerful statement of the details of the event. It is a special concert piece. It is available directly from the composer.
This composition contains continuous short musical episodes expressing the various visual scenes that have been burned in all our memories of that horrific World Changing day.
1. September 11, 2001 The sky is bright blue...not a cloud in sight ! The autumn air is clean and fresh. A beautiful sunny day begins.AA Flight 11 departs from Logan Airport, Boston at 7:59 am.
2. Suddenly, at 8:49 am, AA Flight 11 slammed into the 95th-102nd floors of the World Trade Center North Tower 1 in NYC.
3. United Airlines Flight 175 Struck the 86th-92nd floors of the South Tower at 9:03 am.
4. At 9:59 am Tower 2 collapses into a heap of rubble !!!!
5. At 10:28 am Tower 1 collapses.
6. People are running frantically away from the scene covered with ashes!
7. The world is in a state of SHOCK and OUTRAGE !
8. Anger and disbelief are expressed !!!
9. Everything is in a state of confusion and chaos.....
10. We are all overwhelmed with feelings of sadness.
11. A Song of Grief "In Memoriam" for the victims and their families
Dedicated to Edward "Ted" Hennessy (1966-2001) who was a student of
the composer as a child.
12. A patriotic reference to the Greatest Nation on the Earth.
" My county 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing ..."