Posts Tagged ‘Classic’

16
Sep
2010

Short Movie: “Waldesnacht”

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music, Klangvölle, Picturesque

Kino Dynamique Jena: This time I couldn’t resist doing a movie myself. The result can be seen here, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Waldesnacht (Johannes Brahms) is sung by the King’s Singers – Buy their CD’s! – they are great.

Enjoy!

 
10
Sep
2010

L’Arpeggiata (Christina Pluhar) & Nuria Rial: Giovanni Felice Sances: Stabat mater

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

For a while now I am caught by the concept of “Historically informed performance“. So I use this change to once more present an amazing example of music out of this “genre”:

Christina Pluhar has become one of the most recognized musicians in this domain. Her ensemble “L’Arpeggiata” already featured a high quality selection of guests like Philippe Jaroussky and many others. From her work with Nuria Rial, a spanish soprano, comes this beautiful and musically astonishing interpretation of Giovanni Felice Sances’ (c. 1600 – 1679) “Stabatar Mater” (Lyrics):

Enjoy!

 
29
Aug
2010

Pierre Certon: “La, la, la, la, je ne l’ose dire”

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

This tiny bit of music is particularly interesting because of its arrangement – try to follow individual voices – you will see, it’s quite hard ;) Especially in this amazing interpretation by the King’s Singers.

Download the score la, la, la, la je ne l’ose dire.

 
24
Dec
2009

Jean-Christophe Spinosi drives me crazy

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

A friend of mine introduced me to Spinosi’s interpretation of Vivaldi’s Op. 439 “La notte” – I found it amazing and fresh. Thus I want to share this amazing pice of music with you:

(Unfortunately I could not find the scores for the Vivaldi online beside this one at Google Books which is quite restricted.)

Also check out this Telemann interpretation (TWV 52:e1): which is as impressive as the Vivaldi above.

 
4
Apr
2008

Händel, “Lascia Ch’io Pianga Mia Cruda Sorte”- A Youtube Powered Guide to Classical Music

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

Georg-Friedrich Händel,
Rinaldo, Act II, Scene 4

premiered 24th February, 1711 in London “Queen’s Theatre”
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31
Mar
2008

Mozart, “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” – A Youtube Powered Guide to Classical Music

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

 

Stage setting for the SceneWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,

Die Zauberflöte, Act II, Scene 8, No. 14 Aria

premiered 30th September, 1791 in Vienna “Theater im Freihaus”

If operas only received their budget from the payments of their visitors instead of getting supported by governments they probably would just (need to) perform the “Zauberflôte” to cover their expenses. People just love this Singspiel  – and for good reason since it’s rally one of the most amazing operas. Mozart is a master of developing characters with and in his music. The most famous examples are the Arias of the Queen of the Night esp. “Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen”, Sarastros “In diesen heil’gen Hallen” and Papagenos “Der Vogelfänger bin ich” (just to mention a few).

So here are two version of the famous aria No. 14. Read the rest of this entry »