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A. Marcello – Oboe Concerto in d minor (Marcel Ponseele, baroque oboe / Il Gardellino)

Alessandro Marcello (1684~1750)

Concerto per Oboe, Archi e Basso Continuo in re minore, SF 935 – Op.1 
(First published in 1717)

I. Andante e spiccato – 00:00
II. Adagio – 03:32
III. Presto – 07:09

Marcel Ponseele (Baroque Oboe)
Ensemble Il Gardellino 
Marcel Ponseele (conductor)

A slightly older contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, Marcello held concerts at his hometown of Venice. He composed and published several sets of concertos, including six concertos under the title of La Cetra (The Lyre), as well as cantatas, arias, canzonets, and violin sonatas. Marcello often composed under the pseudonym Eterio Stinfalico, his name as a member of the celebrated Arcadian Academy (Pontificia Accademia degli Arcadi). He died in Padua in 1747. Alessandro’s brother was Benedetto Marcello (1686~1739), also a composer.

Although his works are infrequently performed today, Marcello is regarded as a very competent composer. His La Cetra concertos are “unusual for their wind solo parts, concision and use of counterpoint within a broadly Vivaldian style,” according to Grove, “placing them as a last outpost of the classic Venetian Baroque concerto.”

A concerto Marcello wrote in d minor for oboe, strings and basso continuo is perhaps his best-known work. Its worth was attested to by Johann Sebastian Bach who transcribed it for harpsichord (BWV 974). A number of editions have been published of the famous Oboe Concerto in d minor. The edition in c minor is credited to Benedetto Marcello.


Regina Spektor’s new album, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” – May 29, 2012 Firewood Track No.4

Regina Spektor - What we saw from the cheap seats Album

Regina Spektor – What we saw from the cheap seats  (Album)

Firewood lyrics

The piano is not firewood yet
They try to remember but still they forget
That the heart beats in threes
Just like a waltz
And nothing can stop you from dancing

Rise from your cold hospital bed
You’re not dying
Everyone knows you’re going to live
So you might as well start trying

The piano is not firewood yet
But the cold does get cold
So it soon might be that
I’ll take it apart, call up my friends
And we’ll warm up our hands by the fire

Don’t look so shocked
Don’t judge so harsh
You don’t know
You are only spying
Everyone knows it’s going to hurt
But at least we’ll get hurt trying

The piano is not firewood yet
But a heart can’t be helped
And it gathers regret
Someday you’ll wake up and feel a great pain
And you’ll miss every toy you ever owned

You’ll want to go back
You’ll wish you were small
Nothing can slow the crying
You’ll take the clock off of your wall
And you’ll wish it was lying

Love what you have and you’ll have more love
You’re not dying
Everyone knows you’re going to love
Though there’s still no cure for crying     (from Here)

Firewood is the forth song from Regina Spektor‘s new album, “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” – May 29, 2012.
–Track Listing–
1. Small Town Moonhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU_YMzHtjhk
2. Oh Marcello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZiZC5DaWnY
3. Don’t Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi6j48HOLBI
4. Firewood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgMutAOEQ5I
5. Patron Siant: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn7x1KwE_Ho
6. How: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8H3LbxO44k
7. Open: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oK9jb4fVBug
8. All The Rowboats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7RTyNObpaE
9. Ballad Of A Politician: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnYDuKSzQpM
10. The Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzyixV-eGRI
11. Jesicca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FceDSfo8DAo
12. Call Them Brothers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho1ShVDMtx4
13. The Prayer of François Villon (Molitva): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Lr8ggJWi4
14. Old Jacket (Stariy Pidjak): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmzfaapaPMA

Full Album Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL77EA59C56F2E4A11&feature=view_all

Regina Spektor
Regina Ilyinichna Spektor is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered in New York City’s East Village. Wikipedia
Born: February 18, 1980 (age 32), Moscow
Height: 5′ 2″ (1.58 m)
Record labels: Warner Music Group, Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records
Song Year Album
Ne Me Quitter Pas 2002 Songs
Fidelity 2006 Begin to Hope
The Call 2008 Box Office Hits
Samson 2002 Songs
Us 2004 Soviet Kitsch
Eet 2009 Far
On the Radio 2006 Begin to Hope
How 2012 What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
All the Rowboats 2012 What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Hero 2006 Begin to Hope
Don’t Leave Me 2012 What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Laughing With 2009 Far
Better 2006 Begin to Hope
Après Moi 2006 Begin to Hope
Blue Lips 2009 Far


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