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Make Music Part of Your Life: Vivaldi Concerto con molti istromenti in C major, RV558


Vivaldi Concerto con molti istromenti in C major, RV558

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 † 1741)

Work: Concerto for 2 violins in troba marina, 2 recorders, 2 chalumeaux, 2 theorbos, 2 mandolins, violoncello, strings and basso continuo in C major, RV558

1.Movement: Allegro molto
2.Movement: Andante molto
3.Movement: Allegro

Violins: Fabio Biondi, Lorenzo Colitto, Raffaello Negri, Carla Marotta
Violins in troba marina: Fabio Biondi, Lorenzo Colitto, Renata Spotti, Luca Giardini
Viola all’inglese: Fabio Biondi, Ernesto Braucher
Cellos: Maurizio Naddeo, Antonio Fantinuoli
Mandolines: Giovanni Scaramuzzino, Sonia Maurer
Recorders: Petr Zejfart, Maurice Steger
Oboes: Stefano Vezzani, Simone Toni, Claudio Pinardi
Bassoon: Francois de Rudder
Chalumeaux: Gili Rinot, Carles Riera
Theorbos: Giangiacomo Pinardi, Ugo Nastrucci
Harpsichords: Sergio Ciomei, Paola Erdas

Fabio Biondi, violin & direction
Europa Galante

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Leonard Cohen – The Partisan

Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
October 10, 2008.

“The Partisan”

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I’ve lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.There were three of us this morning
I’m the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands e’taient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils me dirent, “Signe toi,” (They said, “Sign yourself,”)
mais je n’ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j’ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

J’ai change’ cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j’ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j’ai tant d’amis; (But I have so many friends)
j’ai la France entie`re. (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a cache’, (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l’ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we’ll come from the shadows.



Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)

Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading