Posts Tagged ‘Guide’

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.

 
18
Aug
2008

J.S. Bach, Matthäus-Passion, Nr. 57&58 “Er hat uns allen wohlgetan”, “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben” BWV244

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

Recitativo:

Er hat uns allen wohlgetan.
Den Blinden gab er das Gesicht,
die Lahmen macht er gehend;
er sagt’ uns seines Vaters Wort,
er trieb die Teufel fort;
Betrübte hat er aufgericht’t
er nahm die Sünder auf und an;
sonst hat mein Jesus nichts getan.

Aria:

Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben, aus Liebe,
aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
Von einer Sünde weiß er nichts, nichts, von einer Sünde weiß er nichts.

daß das ewige Verderben und die Strafe des Gerichts nicht auf meiner Seele bliebe.
Aus Liebe, aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
von einer Sünde weiß er nichts, nichts, von einer Sünde weiß er nichts. 


Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

Download Score from Werner Icking’s Archive

 
2
Jul
2008

Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha – Introduction to Tala

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

Indian (here Hindustani) classical music has an amazing depth. Often misunderstood as Jazz alike in the western worlds it represents an other rich but very different approach to reach the highest spheres of musical culture beside the western classical music. (isn’t “classical” actually a quite inapplicable term?)

 
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 »

 
25
Feb
2008

Richard Wagner, “Isoldes Verklärung” from “Tristan & Isolde”

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

Richard Wagner,
Tristan und Isolde, Act III

composed 1857-1859 premiered 10 June, 1865 in Munich Read the rest of this entry »