Daily Archives: February 24, 2014

Corigliano: Suite from “The Red Violin” / Rachlevsky • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin



Corigliano: Suite from “The Red Violin” / Misha Rachlevsky • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Recorded at the Chamber Hall of the Moscow International House of Music, with Mr. Corigliano in the audience, March 2003. Russian premiere. With author’s permission, Misha Rachlevsky amended the Suite with other episodes from the film’s score, giving every violinist of the orchestra a chance to shine.

Our website: http://KremlinOnTour.com/

 

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John Barry Orchestra Dances with Wolves


Edvard Grieg – Humoresque op 6 no 1



Tempo di Valse. From Edvard Grieg – Anniversary Collection recorded by Norwegian Pianist Knut Erik Jensen

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major Op. 58 (Rudolf Serkin: piano-Philadelphia Orchestra-Eugene Ormandy)



***Beethoven-Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major Op. 58
***Rudolf Serkin: piano-Philadelphia OrchestraEugene Ormandy: ***conductor-1962

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58, was composed in 1805–1806, although no autograph copy survives. It is scored for solo piano and an orchestra consisting of a flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, and strings. Like many classical concertos, it has three movements:

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante con moto (in E minor)
  3. Rondo (Vivace)

Premiere and reception

It was premiered in March 1807 at a private concert of the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz. The Coriolan Overture and the Fourth Symphony were premiered in that same concert.[1] However, the public premiere was not until 22 December 1808 in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien. Beethoven again took the stage as soloist. This was part of a marathon concert which saw Beethoven’s last appearance as a soloist with orchestra, as well as the premieres of the Choral Fantasy and the Fifth and Sixth symphonies. Beethoven dedicated the concerto to his friend, student, and patron, the Archduke Rudolph.

A review in the May 1809 edition of the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung states that “[this concerto] is the most admirable, singular, artistic and complex Beethoven concerto ever”.[2] However, after its first performance, the piece was neglected until 1836, when it was revived by Felix Mendelssohn. Today, the work is widely performed and recorded, and is considered to be one of the central works of the piano concerto literature.

 

 

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Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude Op. 23



S. Rodriguez

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Prelude Op. 23
No. 1, in F-sharp minor
No. 2, in B-flat major
No. 3, in D minor
No. 4, in D major
No. 5, in G minor
No. 6, in E-flat major
No. 7, in C minor
No. 8, in A-flat major
No. 9, in E-flat minor
No. 10, in G-flat major

 

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The Last of the Mohicans Theme • Promentory • Trevor Jones



The main theme from the 1992 Michael Mann film “The Last of the Mohicans” with Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means & Wes Studi. Based on the novel by James Fenimore Cooper. “Promentory” (or “Promontory”) was composed by Trevor Jones though some additional music in the film was written by Randy Edelman.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Sonata in F major KV 547 – I. Andantino cantabile



I. Andantino cantabile

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: J. S. Bach: Cantata Nº 208, ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’, BWV 208


Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Relaxing Piano Hayao Miyazaki Collection (リラクシング・ピアノ~宮崎駿コレクション)


Make Music Part of Your Life Series:  Relaxing Piano Hayao Miyazaki Collection (リラクシング・ピアノ~宮崎駿コレクション)

1. いつも何度でも (千と千尋の神隠し) [Itsumo Nando Demo] Always With Me / from Spirited Away 0:00
2. 海の見える街 (魔女の宅急便) [Umi no Mieru Machi] A Town With An Ocean View / from Kiki’s Delivery Service 4:47
3. もののけ姫 (もののけ姫) [Mononoke Hime] Princess Mononoke / from Princess Mononoke 9:26
4. 風のとおり道 (となりのトトロ) [Kaze no Toorimichi] Path of the Wind / from My Neighbor Totoro 11:03
5. 時には昔の話を (紅の豚) [Toki ni wa Mukashi no Hanashi wo] Once in a While, Talk of the Old Days / from Porco Rosso 16:30
6. やさしさに包まれたなら (魔女の宅急便) [Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara] If I’ve Been Enveloped in Tenderness / from Kiki’s Delivery Service 22:16
7. となりのトトロ (となりのトトロ) [Tonari no Totoro] My Neighbor Totoro / from My Neighbor Totoro 27:39
8. 風の谷のナウシカ (風の谷のナウシカ) [Kaze no Tani no Naushika] Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind / from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind 31:53
9. 君をのせて (天空の城ラピュタ) [Kimi wo Nosete] Carrying You / from Laputa: Castle in the Sky 36:40
10. いのちの名前 (千と千尋の神隠し) [Inochi no Namae] The Name of Life / from Spirited Away 42:02

Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 composed by Joe Hisaishi (久石譲)
Track 1 composed by Yumi Kimura (木村弓)
Track 5 composed by Tokiko Kato (加藤登紀子)
Track 6 composed by Yumi Arai (荒井由実)
Track 8 composed by Haruomi Hosono (細野晴臣)
Arrangement by Makiko Hirohashi (広橋真紀子)

リラクシング・ピアノ~宮崎駿コレクション
Relaxing Piano – Hayao Miyazaki Collection

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Studio Ghibli Songs: Piano (Uta Piano Studio Ghibli)


Published on Aug 18, 2013

1. 風の谷のナウシカ [Kaze no Tani no Naushika] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 
2. 君をのせて [Kimi wo Nosete] Carrying You
3. さんぽ [Sanpo] Stroll
4. となりのトトロ [Tonari no Totoro] My Neighbor Totoro
5. はにゅうの宿 [Hanyuu no Yado] Home Sweet Home
6. ルージュの伝言 [Ruuju no Dengon] Message of Rouge
7. やさしさに包まれたなら [Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta nara] If I’ve Been Enveloped in Tenderness
8. 愛は花、君はその種子 [Ai wa Hana, Kimi wo Sono Tane] Love is a Flower, You are the Seed
9. さくらんぼの実る頃 [Sakuranbo no Minoru Koro] The Time of Cherries
10. 時には昔の話を [Toki no wa Mukashi no Hanashi wo] Once in a While, Talk of the Old Days
11. カントリー・ロード Country Road
12. もののけ姫 [Mononoke Hime] Princess Mononoke
13. いつも何度でも [Itsumo Nando Demo] Always With Me
14. 風になる [Kaze ni Naru] Become the Wind
15. 世界の約束 [Sekai no Yakusoku] Promise of the World
16. テルーの唄 [Teru no Uta] Teru’s Song
17. 崖の上のポニョ [Gake no Ue no Ponyo] Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
18. Arrietty’s Song
19. さよならの夏 ~コクリコ坂から [Sayonara no Natsu – Kokuriko-zaka kara] Summer of Farewells – From up on Poppy Hill

T1 – 風の谷のナウシカから / from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
T2 – 天空の城ラピュタから / from Laputa: Castle in the Sky
T3 & 4 – となりのトトロから / from My Neighbor Totoro
T5 – 火垂るの墓から / from Grave of the Fireflies
T6 & 7 – 魔女の宅急便から / from Kiki’s Delivery Service
T8 – おもひでぽろぽろから / from Only Yesterday
T9 & 10 – 紅の豚から / from Porco Rosso
T11 – 耳をすませばから / from Whisper of the Heart
T12 – もののけ姫から / from Princess Mononoke
T13 – 千と千尋の神隠しから / from Spirited Away
T14 – 猫の恩返しから / from The Cat Returns
T15 – ハウルの動く城から / from Howl’s Moving Castle
T16 – ゲド戦記から / from Tales from Earthsea
T17 – 崖の上のポニョから from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
T18 – 借りぐらしのアリエッティから / from Arrietty
T19 – コクリコ坂からから / from From Up on Poppy Hill

I’m sorry I couldn’t find any songs from Ocean Waves, Pom Poko, My Neighbors the Yamadas and also that “Become the Wind” isn’t completely in piano. Still I hope you all enjoy the piano versions of the ghibli songs I’ve collected here.

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Robert Schumann 1810-1856 – Symfoni no 3 – DRSO – Thomas Dausgaard



Robert Schumann 1810-1856 – Symfoni no 3 – Danmarks Radio SymfoniOrkestret – Thomas Dausgaard.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” in E flat major, Op. 97 is the last of Robert Schumann‘s (1810-1856) symphonies to be composed, although not the last published. It was composed from November 2 to December 9, 1850, and comprises five movements:

  1. Lebhaft
  2. Scherzo: Sehr mäßig (in C major)
  3. Nicht schnell (in A-flat major)
  4. Feierlich (in E-flat minor)
  5. Lebhaft

The Third Symphony is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets in B♭, two bassoons, four french horns in E♭, two trumpets in E♭, three trombonestimpani andstrings. Its premiere on February 6, 1851 in Düsseldorf, conducted by Schumann himself,[1] was received with mixed reviews, “ranging from praise without qualification to bewilderment”. However according to Peter A. Brown, members of the audience applauded between every movement, and especially at the end of the work when the orchestra joined them in congratulating Schumann by shouting “hurrah!”.[2]

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane



Ensemble Instrumental de Corse,
Marielle Nordmann,
Danses sacrée et profane de Claude Debussy.
Enregistré le 22 juin 2007 au Palais des Congrès d’Ajaccio

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Daniil Trifonov – Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2 in B major



Daniil Trifonov – Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2 in B major

Royal Albert Hall, August 13, 2013 at BBC Proms
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev conductor

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TODAY’S SAINT: St. John Theristus


Image of St. John TheristusSt. John Theristus

Benedictine monk, called Theristus or “Harvester.” He was of Calabrian lineage, born in Sicily. His mother was a slave of the Saracens. John escaped at a young age and became a monk. continue reading

More Saints of the Day

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Why Catholics Should Pay Attention to the Crisis in Ukraine – International – Catholic Online


 

Why Catholics Should Pay Attention to the Crisis in Ukraine – International – Catholic Online.

QUOTATION: Ambrose Bierce


Academy: A modern school where football is taught.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: N’CWALA


N’cwala

In 1835, the Ngoni tribe left South Africa and moved into what is now the country of Zambia. The N’cwala festival celebrates the tribe’s satisfaction with its environs since that time, and also marks the beginning of the harvest. This is a festival of thanksgiving and people congregate in the village of Mutenguleni, including the paramount chief. Groups of dancers display their skills for the chief, who traditionally chooses one group as having outdone the others. The chief is also responsible for being the first to sample the season’s new foods and blessing it for the people. More…Discuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: STEVE JOBS (1955)


Steve Jobs (1955)

Now a household name known the world over for his role in the technological revolution of recent decades at the helm of Apple Inc., Jobs was once a college dropout tinkering with computer parts in his parents’ garage. It was there that he and Stephen Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 and built their first computers. Jobs left Apple in 1985 but returned in 1996 and played a key role in reviving the financially ailing company, reconfirming his reputation as an industry visionary. What is a StevenoteMore… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: NINE PASSENGERS SUCKED OUT OF PLANE WHEN IT RIPS OPEN MID-FLIGHT (1989)


Nine Passengers Sucked Out of Plane When It Rips Open Mid-Flight (1989)

Sixteen minutes after taking off for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, United Airlines flight 811 experienced a cargo door failure and explosive decompression that resulted in the ejection of a number of seats, nine of them occupied, from the aircraft. The pilots initially thought a bomb had been detonated on board and would later learn that design flaws and faulty wiring were to blame for the catastrophe that took place on their flight. How might United have averted this disaster? More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: FACEBOOK BUYS WHATSAPP FOR $19 BILLION


Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

Facebook is minting a load of new millionaires, inking a deal last week to buy messaging application WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in cash and shares. By contrast, Facebook paid just $1 billion for photo sharing service Instagram in 2012. Founded five years ago by two former Yahoo! employees, one a Ukrainian immigrant who dropped out of college and the other a Stanford alumnus, WhatsApp has grown by leaps and bounds, amassing more than 450 million monthly users. Analysts predict the number of users to swell to 1 billion by 2015. WhatsApp’s 50 or so employees stand to benefit greatly from the deal, but industry insiders are not certain the investment will pay off for Facebook. More…Discuss

 

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ARTICLE: THE SWASTIKA


The Swastika

Though in the minds of many Westerners the swastika is inextricably linked with Nazis and genocide, it has long been a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. In India, it remains the most common auspicious symbol of Hindus and Jains, as well as Buddhists, for whom it symbolizes the Buddha‘s feet. In China and Japan, where it traveled with the spread of Buddhism, it has been used to denote plurality, prosperity, and long life. Why did the Nazi Party adopt the ancient symbol as its emblem? More… Discuss

 

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