Daily Archives: August 8, 2013

Händel Water Music ”Wassermusik” Suite No.3 in G major, HWV350



George Frideric Händel (1685 † 1759)

Work: Water Music Suite No.3 in G major, HWV350

01. Sarabande
02. Rigaudon I
03. Rigaudon ll
04. Menuet l
05. Menuet ll
06. Gigue l
07. Gigue ll

Conduactor: Thomas Füri
Camerata Bern Ensemble

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Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 12 in F, K. 332



The Piano Sonata in F major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, K. 332/300k, was written at the same time as the Piano Sonata, K. 330 and Piano Sonata, K. 331 (Alla turca), Mozart numbering them as a set from one to three. They were once believed to have been written in the late 1770s in Paris, but it is now thought more likely that they date from 1783. Vienna has been suggested as a possible place of composition, with others believing the sonatas were written during a visit to Salzburg where Mozart introduced his wife, Constanze, to his father, Leopold. All three sonatas were published in Vienna in 1784. The sonata is in three movements and has a conventional structure:
1. Allegro – in sonata form
2. Adagio – a slow movement in the key of B flat major
3. Allegro assai – in sonata form
A typical performance takes about 18 minutes (25 minutes with repeats).
The first movement, in sonata form, offers a classic example of a fake-out of an essential expositional closure half-cadence postmedial caesura extending the secondary theme zone and deferring the essential expositional closure to the next perfect authentic cadence. The second movement (adagio) is in ABA form. In the autograph, the return of the principal theme (measures 21 ff.) is essentially a literal repeat of its initial presentation. In the earliest printed editions, however, it is considerably elaborated.
The rapid finale is in 6/8 time. While it starts out with a forte chord and passagework, it concludes with a pianissimo cadence.
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Rossini – L’inganno felice, Overture



An abused woman is the greatest composer who ever lived. A unique and deeply emotional memoir by a woman named Carmen Angelina Coletti, a prodigy who was taken out of school when she was twelve years old and isolated from the world. Her simple, honest voice is the picture of a young and reclusive country wife.

Abused since early childhood, her music is her refuge, with a gift for composition so complete that she is likely the world’s first female great composer, some believing her to be the most gifted composer of all time. If the years with her mother and husband are all considered, Carmen Coletti was isolated in the country and abused for 20 years.

Her story is called ELIZABETH.

Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Concerto die liebe Minuet in G major, BWV114



Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Concerto die liebe Minuet in G major, BWV114

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 † 1750)
Work: Minuet No.1 in G major (Anna Magdalena Notebook II/1), BWV Anh.114 Anna Magdalena Bach Clavier-Büchlein

J. J. Friedrich Dotzauer, Variations on a Theme for the Opera “Don Giovanni” 2 Celli



Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer (1783-1860): Variations on a Theme for the Opera “Don Giovanni” from W. A. Mozart

Zita Varga (1989) Croatia, Cello
Kristaps Bergs (1986) Latvia, Cello

NEXT GENERATION
2. Classic Festival Bad Ragaz
10.-15. Februar 2012
NEXT GENERATION – Exklusives Klassik Festival im einmaligen Rahmen
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Artistic Director: Drazen Domjanic

Johannes Brahms – Cello Sonata No. 2. in F Major, Op. 99



Johannes BrahmsCello Sonata No. 2 in F. Major, Op. 99

Allegro Vivace = 0:01
Adagio Affettuoso = 8:25
Allegro Passionato = 15:06
Allegro Molto = 22:10

In this 1992 studio recording, Maria Kliegel plays the cello and Kristin Merscher plays the piano. This specific recording of Brahms’s Second Cello Sonata is owned by Naxos.
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The CD/MP3 also includes Brahms’s Cello Sonata No. 1 in E Minor & Cello Sonata in D Major (Transcribed from Violin Sonata No. 1).
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Antonio Vivaldi “L`amoroso” I Musici



Concerto in E Major, RV 271 (PV 246)
“L´amoroso” by Antonio Vivaldi
Felix Ayo, violin
I Musici

Arrau Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 5



Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

1.- Allegro Affettuoso
2.- Intermezzo: Andantino Grazioso
3.- Allegro Vivace

Film footage recorded in 1963

Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Claudio Arrau (1903-1991)

Today’s Birthday: MATTHEW ALEXANDER HENSON (1866)


Matthew Alexander Henson (1866)

Orphaned in his youth, Henson went to work on a merchant ship at the age of 12. After nearly a decade at sea, he met American explorer Robert E. Peary and became his valet and assistant for the next 22 years. In 1909, Henson accompanied Peary on the first expedition credited with reaching the North Pole. Though Peary received many honors for this achievement, Henson, an African American, was largely ignored. What did both men leave behind when they returned to mainland America from the Arctic? More… Discuss

QAuotation: Jerome K. Jerome on poverty


Being poor is a mere trifle. It is being known to be poor that is the sting.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY (1963)


The Great Train Robbery (1963)

On the night of August 7, 1963, a postal train left Glasgow with a High Value Package (HVP) coach containing registered mail and a large sum of money. Before dawn the next morning, the driver sighted a red signal and, not knowing that the light had been tampered with, brought the train to a halt as was protocol. Fifteen robbers descended on the train, attacking the train’s operators, restraining the postal workers in the HVP coach, and making off with £2.6 million. Were the robbers ever caught? More… Discuss

 

FIRST CASE OF PERSON-TO-PERSON H7N9 TRANSMISSION



FIRST CASE OF PERSON-TO-PERSON H7N9 TRANSMISSION
In February, the H7N9 strain of bird flu was first detected in humans. Since then, at least 133 people in China and Taiwan have been infected with the virus, and 43 have died as a result. Until now, concerns over a possible pandemic have remained relatively low, since all of the cases appeared to have beentransmitted via contact with infected poultry. However, researchers now believe that a 32-year-old woman who died in April contracted the illness from her father, marking the first known instance of person-to-person transmission of this virus. The virus is still unable to pass efficiently between people, so the pandemic risk, though higher than before, remains low.More… Discuss

LAKE VOSTOK


Lake Vostok

Hundreds of subglacial lakes are hidden under the surface of Antarctica, and Lake Vostok is the largest. Located beneath some 13,000 ft (4,000 m) of ice, Lake Vostok’s pristine waters have been sealed off for perhaps more than a million years and may be home to life forms unknown to science. Researchers have spent years trying to drill through the ice to retrieve water samples despite concerns they might contaminate the lake in the process. In May 2005, what was found in the center of the lake? More… Discuss