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String Quintet in E Major Op. 11 #5 (Minuet) by Boccherini


String Quintet in E Major Op. 11 #5 (Minuet) by Boccherini

 

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Alexander Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 55, great compositions/performances


Alexander Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat major, Op 55

Music appreciation series, great compositions/performances, Fritz Kreisler – Schumann Romance in A Major, Op. 94, #2


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Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major: Complete; Original Instruments, Voices of Music, great compositions/performances


Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major: Complete; Original Instruments, Voices of Music 4K UHD

Schumann – Wilhelm Kempff (1972) Waldszenen op 82: great compositions/performances (my favorite interpretation of this marvelous composition)


Schumann – Wilhelm Kempff (1972) Waldszenen op 82

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT – D-Dur BWV 243 (1723,1730) Monteverdi Chor: great compositions/performances


J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT [complete version]

Monteverdi “Deus in adjutorium” (Vespers of 1610): make music part of your life series


Monteverdi “Deus in adjutorium” (Vespers of 1610)

Richard Strauss – Der Rosenkavalier – Waltz Sequence No. 1: make music part of your life series


Richard StraussDer Rosenkavalier – Waltz Sequence No. 1

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537, ‘Coronation’ (Murray Perahia): make music part of your life series


MozartPiano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K. 537, ‘Coronation’ (Murray Perahia)

Practicing for my Salle Pleyel recital…and a fashion lesson Valentina Lisitsa


Practicing for my Salle Pleyel recital…and a fashion lesson 🙂 Valentina Lisitsa

Schubert Symphony No 2 B flat major, D 125 / Maazel Bavarian RSO: make music part of your life series


Schubert Symphony No. 2, D125 B flat major Maazel Bavarian RSO

Bach / I Musici, 1965: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: make music part of your life series


Bach / I Musici, 1965: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051- Complete

Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik, German Handel Soloists, cond. Holger Speck: great compositions/performances


Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik (Fireworks music)

this pressed: Tiny Baltic States Prepare to Hit Back at Mighty Russia


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A jet fighter from the Su-30 SM “Sokoly Rossii” (Falcons of Russia) aerobatic team performs during a show in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, October 25, 2014. Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Earlier this month, a Russian warship entered Latvia’s exclusive economic zone, some nine nautical miles from the country’s territorial waters. Considering that Russian warships have already approached Latvian waters some 50 times this year, according to figures from Latvia’s Ministry of Defence, it was not an altogether unsurprising visit. Russian military planes, meanwhile, have come close to Latvian airspace some 200 times this year. Latvia’s defence minister Raimonds Vejonis tells Newsweek at his office in Riga, that his country is prepared should its mighty neighbour to the east decide to invade: “We have special plans of action. Working with the Ministry of Interior, we conduct exercises to train our troops and policemen for different scenarios. But of course we need more co-operation with our neighbours and our Nato allies as well.”

via Tiny Baltic States Prepare to Hit Back at Mighty Russia.

BOLERO-RAVEL: great compositions/performances


BOLERO-RAVEL

Just a thought: “Because the doing of the being tends to go on and on,…”


Just a thought:  Because the doing of the being tends to go on and on, the mind needs to remind the doing that it’s nothing without being…and needs to empty itself of noise, in order to hear the silence before. -George-B

word: harangue


harangue 

Definition: (noun) A speech or piece of writing characterized by strong feeling or expression; a tirade.
Synonyms: rant
Usage: The coach’s angry harangue during halftime somehow managed to motivate the team. Discuss.

today’s birthday: Domenico Scarlatti (1685)


Domenico Scarlatti (1685)

Although he lived during the Baroque era, Scarlatti, an Italian composer and virtuoso harpsichordist, was extremely influential in the development of the Classical period of music. He is best known for his composition of 555 keyboard sonatas, written for the Spanish queen Maria Bárbara, whom he had tutored as a child and in whose service he remained for much of his life. Scarlatti is said to have engaged in a keyboard competition with what other composer as a young man? More… Discuss

Brahms viola sonata op. 120 no. 2 in E flat major: great compositions/performances



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Brahms viola sonata op. 120 no. 2 in E flat major

Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Viola: Pinchas Zukerman
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The viola sonata is a sonata for viola, sometimes with other instruments, usually piano. The earliest viola sonatas are difficult to date for a number of reasons:

  • in the Baroque era, there were many works written for the viola da gamba, including sonatas (the most famous being Johann Sebastian Bach‘s three, now most often played on the cello)
  • in the Classical era and early Romantic, there were few works written with viola specifically in mind as solo instrument, and many of these, like those of the Stamitz family, may have been written for the viola d’amore, like most of their viola works – though it is now customary to play them on the viola; it was more typical to publish a work or set, like George Onslow‘s opus 16 cello sonatas, or Johannes Brahms‘s opus 120 clarinet sonatas in the late 19th century, that specified the viola as an alternate. Two early exceptions were the viola sonatas of Felix Mendelssohn (1824, posthumously published around 1981) and the opus 1 sonata of the composer Ernst Naumann (1832-1910), published in 1854.

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Sonata for Recorder in C major ‘Il Pastor Fido’ No.1, Op.13, (RV54): make music part of your life series


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Sonata for Recorder in C major ‘Il Pastor Fido‘ No.1, Op.13, (RV54)

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Álbum: Antonio Vivaldi: Sonatas for Flute, Op.13 “IL Pastor Fido”
Interpretes del álbum: Bela Drahos, Pal Kelemen & Zsuzsa Pertis
Compositor: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Año: 1991
Genero: Barroco Italiano
Movimientos: Moderato-Allegro-Affectuoso-Allegro-Giga

European Union Baroque Orchestra – Händel: Te Deum Utrecht, Jubilate Utrecht – Lars Ulrik Mortensen: make music part of your life series


European Union Baroque Orchestra – Händel: Te Deum Utrecht, Jubilate Utrecht – Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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Bekijk ook het tweede deel van dit concert: http://youtu.be/xgtRjiywS20

European Union Baroque Orchestra & Choir of Clare College o.l.v. Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Alex Potter, contratenor

Georg Frideric Händel (1685-1759)
Te Deum ‘Utrecht’ HWV 278 (1713)
Jubilate ‘Utrecht’ HWV 279

Opgenomen tijdens het Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht in de Domkerk op 31 augustus 2013

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge: Janneke Dupre, Gabrielle Haigh, Alice Halstead, Sophie Horrocks, Helen Lilley, Caroline Meinhardt, Madeleine Seale, Rachael Ward, sopraan
Clara Betts-Dean, Abigail Gostick, Emma Simmons, Eva Smith-Leggatt, Eleanor Warner, alt
Laurence Booth-Clibborn, Nils Greenhow, Peter Harrison, Christopher Loyn, Alexander Peter, tenor
Adam Cigman-Mark, William Cole, Elliot Fitzgerald, Matthew Jorysz, Charles Littlewood, Magnus Maharg, Alexander McBride, Hugo Popplewell, James Proctor, bas
Graham Ross, koorleider

European Union Baroque Orchestra: Zefira Valova, Roldán Bernabé-Carrión, Christiane Eidsten Dahl, Antonio De Sarlo, Yotam Gaton, Saron Houben, Sarina Matt, Daphne Oltheten, Jamiang Santi, viool
Rafael Roth, Hilla Heller, Andrea Angela Ravandoni, altviool
Guillermo Turina Serrano, Nicola Paoli, cello
Lisa De Boos, contrabas
Alexis Kossenko, traverso
Clara Geuchen, Johannes Knoll, hobo
Andrew Burn, fagot
Sebastian Philpott, Gerard Serrano Garcia, trompet
Marianna Henriksson, klavecimbel

Great Compositions/Performances: Bach-Richter-Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (HD)


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Bach-Richter-Brandenburg Concerto No.3 (HD)

English: Statue of J.S. Bach close Thomaskirch...

English: Statue of J.S. Bach close Thomaskirche in Leipzig. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Münchener Bach OrchesterKarl Richter (HD video)

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Jean-Philippe Rameau – Naïs


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Jean-Philippe RameauNaïs

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1983 – 1764), France:

– Naïs (Suite orchestrale)
I. Ouverture
II. Musette
III. Entrée majestueux des Dieux
IV. Gavotte pour Zephirs
V. Gavotte gracieuse en Rondeau
VI. Rigaudons
VII. Sarabande
VIII. Entrée des Luteurs et Chaconne
IX. Tambourins
X. Loure
XI. Sarabande
XII. Musette

Orchestre de la dix-huitième siècle
(Orchestra of the Eighteen Century)
Frans Brüggen

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J.S. Bach – Easter Oratorio, BWV 249


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J.S. BachEaster Oratorio, BWV 249

The Amsterdam Baroque Choir
The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman

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“O Joyful Day,” Anonymous Slavic 17th century motet trans. Mark Bailey



American Baroque Orchestra
Mark Bailey, artistic director

From a live 2013 performance entitled, “Music across the Nations,” this Slavic part-song or kant is arranged for two instrumental groupings that trade musical lines, and then play as a united ensemble for the final time. These part songs reveal the first significant wave of western music to influence regions such as Ukraine and Russia. They were sung para-liturgically, i.e. based on sacred themes but not designed in the church service per se. Because they were strophic and tuneful, part songs were very popular for many decades. They lend themselves quite well to instrumental ensembles and likely were played that way as well.

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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring



Culture Studies: Classical Music: Bach
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Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Style/Period: Late German Baroque (w/eclectic German, French & Italian elements); German, Leipzig-based from 1723

Bach Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: IL GUERCINO (1591)


Il Guercino (1591)

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, better known as Il Guercino(“The Squinter”), was an Italian painter whose work had a profound impact on the development of 17th-century Baroque decoration. One of the outstanding draftsmen of his age, he was known for his frescoes, altarpieces, oils, and drawings. When he was 30, he was called to Rome by Pope Gregory XV and spent a productive two years there. Later, he moved to Bologna and was its leading painter until his death. How did he get his nickname? More… Discuss

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Salvatore Accardo, conducting


Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Published on Apr 23, 2012

Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons Full HD (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi Full Concert. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi’s best-known work, and is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music. The texture of each concerto is varied, each resembling its respective season. For example, “Winter” is peppered with silvery pizzicato notes from the high strings, calling to mind icy rain, whereas “Summer” evokes a thunderstorm in its final movement, which is why the movement is often dubbed “Storm.”
The concertos were first published in 1725 as part of a set of twelve concerti, Vivaldi’s Op. 8, entitled Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (The Contest between Harmony and Invention). The first four concertos were designated Le quattro stagioni, each being named after a season. Each one is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones. At the time of writing The Four Seasons, the modern solo form of the concerto had not yet been defined (typically a solo instrument and accompanying orchestra). Vivaldi’s original arrangement for solo violin with string quartet and basso continuo helped to define the form.
Die Vier Jahreszeite, Les Quatre Saisons compléter completare all movements
English Chamber Orchestra
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 1 RV 269-1 – Allegro – Spring
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 1 RV 269-2 – Largo – Spring
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 1 RV 269-3 – Allegro – Spring
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 2 RV 315-1 – Allegro Non Molto – Allegro – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 2 RV 315-2 – Adagio – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 2 RV 315-3 – Presto – Summer
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 3 RV 293-1 – Allegro – Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 3 RV 293-2 – Molto Adagio – Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 3 RV 293-3 – Allegro – Autumn
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 4 RV 297-1 – Allegro Non Molto – Winter
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 4 RV 297-2 – Largo – Winter
Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op 8, N. 4 RV 297-3 – Allegro – Winter
Le quattro stagioni The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) Die Vier Jahreszeiten Las Cuatro Estaciones Classical Music compléter ganze Konzert von Vivaldi Full Concert Complete Music all movements greatest hits

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Great Composers/Compositions: Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C major, ‘Il piacere’ Op.8 No.6, RV180



Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 † 1741)
Concerts for the Prince of Poland
Work: Violin Concerto in C major, ‘Il piacere’ Op.8 No.6, RV180

01. Allegro
02. Largo e cantabile
03. Allegro

Andrew Manze, violin & director
Academy of Ancient Music

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  

“Vivaldi” redirects here. For other uses, see Vivaldi (disambiguation).

Antonio Vivaldi in 1725

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈluːtʃo viˈvaldi]; 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741), nicknamed il Prete Rosso (“The Red Priest”) because of his red hair, was an Italian Baroque composer, Catholic priest, andvirtuoso violinist, born in Venice. Recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works and over forty operas. His best known work is a series of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.

Many of his compositions were written for the female music ensemble of the Ospedale della Pietà, a home for abandoned children where Vivaldi had been employed from 1703 to 1715 and from 1723 to 1740. Vivaldi also had some success with stagings of his operas in VeniceMantua and Vienna. After meeting the Emperor Charles VI, Vivaldi moved to Vienna, hoping for preferment. However, the Emperor died soon after Vivaldi’s arrival and Vivaldi himself died less than a year later.

Though Vivaldi’s music was well received during his lifetime, it later declined in popularity until its vigorous revival in the first half of the 20th century. Today, Vivaldi ranks among the most popular and widely recorded of Baroque composers, second only to Johann Sebastian Bach.[1]

 

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Fabulous Composesrs/Compositions: String Quintet in E Major Op. 11 #5, ‘Minuet’, by Boccherini


 

Luigi Boccherini playing the chello

Luigi Boccherini playing the chello (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 by Luigi Boccherini was written in 1771 and published in 1775. It is one of his most popular works. The quintet is famous for its minuet third movement, often referred to as “The Celebrated Minuet”, which is most-often played as a standalone piece outside of the context of the full quintet. It ia one of the most recognized composition from the Baroque Period.

Images – Versailles Gardens in France and Generalife Gardens in Spain

 

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Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris (1723)


 

 

 

 

 

 

Marin Marais (1656-1728), composer

Marin Marais (1656-1728), composer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Marin Marais (1656-1728) – Sonnerie de Sainte-Geneviève du Mont de Paris [The Bells of St. Genevieve] from La Gamme et Autres Morceaux de Symphonie (1723)

New Comma Baroque – Matthew C. Cataldi, Baroque violin, Phillip W. Serna, viola da gamba & Emily J. Morlan, historical keyboards

 

Various Viols Nederlands: Diverse typen violas

Various Viols Nederlands: Diverse typen violas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Recorded March 27th-28th, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL 

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Baroque ! (Photo credit: fred_v)

 

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris, “The Bells of St. Genevieve” in English, is a work by Marin Marais written in 1723 for violviolin and harpsichord withbasso continuo. It can be considered a passacaglia or a chaconne, with a repeating D, F, E bass line. Being a student of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, it is perhaps Marais’ most famous composition that explores the various techniques of the viol.

 

The work begins with 4 measures of the bass line played by the continuo and viol, then, on the 5th measure the violin takes over the melody. Throughout the piece, the violin and viol take turns with the melody.

 

The viol part is of great difficulty because of Marais’s mastery of that instrument. The centerpiece is not the melody, the violin, but the viol. His work can be thought of as something to showcase the violist’s skill, despite that it does not always have the melody.

 

The piece also exists in a version for solo double bass, having been arranged by Norman Ludwin for Ludwin Music. An electronic version on aFairlight synthesizer was used in the soundtrack of the 1982 film “Liquid Sky“.

 

 

 

 

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Gerald Finzi – Eclogue for Piano and Strings Op. 10


To my surprise, I first came upon this piece only last year (2009). And I really don’t know how that happened given my love of English music, and also of Finzi‘s nods to the Baroque idiom throughout this work. I was driving home from Boston to Worcester along the (hideous) Massachusetts Turnpike when I heard “Eclogue” for the first time on the radio (NPR I think). I was so affected, I had to take the nearest off-ramp. It immediately seized my heart and mind. “If this doesn’t break your heart, you haven’t got a heart to break” as one reviewer has said of this piece. Finzi gave this work an early Opus number (perhaps misleadingly in terms of his evolution as a composer) even though he revised it towards the end of his life. His “Elegy” for violin and piano, which shares elements of “Eclogue” is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_qKAi… My pics here are of a snowy Derbyshire Peak District at Christmas 2009. Again, these photos are centred on the village of Great Longstone, of its lovely medieval church and some of the surrounding landscape. I shall get better with the timings! For more videos and other information about the Peak District please visit Let’s Stay Peak District at http://www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.com Piano: Peter Donohoe Northern Sinfonia Conducted by Howard Griffiths A Naxos Recording

Frantisek Ignac Tuma (1704-1774) Sinfonia in b flat major



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
František Ignác Antonín Tůma (Kostelec nad OrlicíBohemia,
October 2, 1704 – Vienna, January 30, 1774) was an important Czech composer of the Baroque era. Born in Kostelec nad Orlici, Bohemia, he lived the greater part of his life inVienna, first as director of music for Count Franz Ferdinand Kinsky, later filling a similar office for the widow of Emperor Karl VI. He was an important late-baroque composer, organist, gambist and theorbist.

Tůma’s music belongs stylistically to the late Baroque. His sacred works, which were known to Haydn and Mozart, were noted by his contemporaries for their solidity of texture and their sensitive treatment of the text as well as for their chromaticism. His instrumental music includes trio and quartet sonatas, sinfonias and partitas, mostly for strings and continuo; some of them were clearly intended for orchestral use.

Among his sacred works we find some 65 masses, 29 psalms and 5 settings of the Stabat Mat

 

Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 In F Major, BWV 1046


The Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments) are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig, margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, in 1721 (though probably composed earlier). They are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque era.

Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046

Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Title on autograph score: Concerto 1mo à 2 Corni di Caccia, 3 Hautb: è Bassono, Violino Piccolo concertato, 2 Violini, una Viola è Violoncello, col Basso Continuo.
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Menuet – Trio I – Menuet da capo – Polacca – Menuet da capo – Trio II – Menuet da capo

Instrumentation: two corni da caccia, three oboes, bassoon, violino piccolo, and two violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo.

This concerto is the only one in the collection with four movements. An earlier version (Sinfonia, BWV 1046a) which does not use the violino piccolo was used for the opening of cantata BWV 208. This version lacks the third movement entirely, and the Polacca from the final movement, leaving Menuet – Trio I – Menuet – Trio II – Menuet. The first movement can also be found as the sinfonia of the cantata Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht, BWV 52. The third movement was used as the opening chorus of cantata BWV 207.

 

Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)



Extrait du concert “Airs d’Opéra de Vilvaldi et Haendel” donné en février 2006 à la Chapelle de la Trinité à Lyon, dans le cadre du Festival de Musique Baroque, dir° Eric Desnoues.
Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)
Contre-ténor : Philippe Jaroussky 
Ensemble Matheus, direction Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Réalisation : Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
© Karl More Productions – Festival de Musique Baroque de Lyon 2006

 

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in sol-major BWV 1049


1. Allegro   00:00 
2. Andante  07:17
3. Presto  12:42

Johann Sebastian Bach (Eisenach, Thuringia, March 21. / March 31, 1685 – Leipzig, July 28, 1750) was an organist, harpsichordist and composer of Baroque music German member of a family of musicians most extraordinary of history, with more than 35 famous composers and many outstanding performers. 
His reputation as an organist and harpsichordist was legendary, famed throughout Europe. Apart from the organ and harpsichord, also played the violin and the viola da gamba as well as being the first great improviser renowned music. 
His prolific work is considered the pinnacle of Baroque music. He was distinguished for his intellectual depth, technical perfection and artistic beauty, and also for the synthesis of various international styles of his time and of the past and unparalleled extension. Bach is considered the last great master of the art of counterpoint, which is the source of inspiration and influence to later composers and musicians from Mozart through Schoenberg, until today.

 

J.S. Bach French Suite No.5 in G Major BWV 816 Svetlana Ponomareva piano



Extract from Svetlana Ponomareva plays Schnittke / Bach CD
Recorded in 2008 at CBC Studio One in Vancouver yet never played on CBC Radio 2

For those who do not care about musical name dropping and want to listen to a fine and informed articulation of the French Suite No.5

(Finally available for download, “Touching a Mystery” the book on rules of articulation for Baroque Clavier Music:
http://ponomarevapianist.com/news.php… )

This CD commemorates Alfred Schnittke‘s 10th passing anniversary. The selected “Five Aphorisms” written in 1990 and Sonata No. 3 written in 1992 are among his late works for piano solo, rarely performed. Svetlana’s performing of Schnittke solo piano is among the finest.

The CD also focuses on Bach’s music as the result of Svetlana’s serious work based on several in-depth researches by Alexandrov, Teregulov and Nosina from Russia on Baroque music – in particular, about articulation in Bach’s Clavier music and the symbolism of his music. Svetlana chose the Prelude and Fugue BWV 849 from the Well Tempered Clavier book 1 and the French Suite No. 5 BWV 816 to illustrate this research and demonstrate how through the rules of articulation the polyphony is serving a complex dramaturgy that is both true to the epoch -in style- and still quite personal to the performer.

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J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in re-major BWV 1050


Johann Sebastian Bach ( Eisenach , Thuringia , March 21 . / March 31, 1685 – Leipzig , July 28, 1750 ) was an organist , harpsichordist and composer of Baroque music German member of a family of musicians most extraordinary of history, with more than 35 famous composers and many outstanding performers .
His reputation as an organist and harpsichordist was legendary , famed throughout Europe. Apart from the organ and harpsichord , also played the violin and the viola da gamba as well as being the first great improviser renowned music .
His prolific work is considered the pinnacle of Baroque music . He was distinguished for his intellectual depth , technical perfection and artistic beauty, and also for the synthesis of various international styles of his time and of the past and unparalleled extension . Bach is considered the last great master of the art of counterpoint, which is the source of inspiration and influence to later composers and musicians from Mozart through Schoenberg , until today.