18 Aug 2017

[Instrumental Friday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist]

Famed violinist Isabelle Faust playing the Mozart Violin Concertos with period orchestra Il Giardino Armonico.

https://open.spotify.com/track/5yAyhzSk0J0PJWh0gi1PyR

Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist: https://goo.gl...

11 Aug 2017


[Instrumental Friday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist] 

Vivaldi's Concertos for Two Violins recorded and played dazzlingly by Amandine Beyer and her group Gli Incogniti, joined by guest soloist Giuliano Carmignola.

https://open.spotify.com/track/2SaGDAI1WTexlp4TzEvT8C

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2 Aug 2017


[Instrumental Wednesday]


The Gramophone magazine has just announced its Classical Music Awards 2017 shortlist. I will be sharing some of the selected recordings in my posts in the coming weeks. 
Giuseppe Tartini (1692 – 1770) was a composer and violinist. He is most w...

19 Jul 2017


[Instrumental Wednesday]


Inspired by 潮吹大師, let's hear something composed for the baroque treble recorder lol 
Vivaldi's Concerto in C minor, RV441 is the composer's best-sustained work for recorder, 'it sits comfortably alongside his finest pieces in the concerto...

14 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Friday]


This is definitely not the prettiest rendition of this piece, but this is how I feel after reading today's news.

Vivaldi himself wrote a set of four sonnets to accompany his famous 'Four Seasons' concertos, giving very specific descriptions of what...

28 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/

[Instrumental Wednesday]

 

We mentioned that Telemann was godfather of one of J.S. Bach's sons - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714 - 1788). Also known as the 'Berlin Bach' or the 'Hamburg Bach', Emanuel was a very prolific composer and...

26 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/
[Instrumental Monday]

In this concerto, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767) employed a very unusual instrument - the Calchedon. It is a kind of baroque lute, also known as a galizona.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4F1Ex8WgP8h2dm9u...

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