7 Jul 2017

[Vocal Saturday]

Since its first performance in Berlin in 1755, Carl Heinrich Graun’s (1704 - 1759) “empfindsame” (sensible) Passion Cantata "Der Tod Jesu" had long been one of the most frequently performed works in this genre. For about 150 years this work, like Handel...

29 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/
[Vocal Thursday]

Let's move on to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's vocal works today. To me, his Magnificat (1749) is definitely one of the best large-scale choral works composed in the 18th century. 
The work sounds strikingly similar...

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This blog is a platform for me to share music of the 17th and 18th centuries on a daily basis. I do this out of my love for music from the period, and my passion for historically informed performances (HIP). 

/ Music of the 17th and 18th centuries / 


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