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...

16 Aug 2017

[Instrumental Wednesday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist] 

Telemann wrote 12 of these solo violin pieces and published them under the title of 'Fantasias' in 1735. Here is a recording of Fabio Biondi playing the lively Vivace in No. 9.

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

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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4 Aug 2017


[Instrumental Friday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist] 


Absolutely everybody knows this piece. The famous 'Air' (NOT on G string...) from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major is universally loved.

https://open.spotify.com/track/4zL17tq7SYhfFzjpGISpQp

Gramophone Aw...

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...

28 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Friday]

The String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 by Mozart, nicknamed "Dissonance" on account of its unusual slow introduction, is perhaps the most famous of his quartets. It is the last in the set of six quartets composed between 1782 and 1785 that he...

25 Jul 2017


[Instrumental Wednesday]

L’Apothéose de Lully was François Couperin’s (1668 - 1733) homage to his great musical predecessor, Lully, and depicts the elder composer’s elevation to Mount Parnassus. On Parnassus, Lully and Corelli meet and are persuaded by Apollo that the...

21 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Friday]

The story of Don Quixote provides inspiration to composers across the eras. We are perhaps most familiar with Richard Strauss's famous setting. Telemann also wrote an orchestral suite for strings under the same title. Here is the third movement, in...

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...

17 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Monday]


https://open.spotify.com/track/6OiG7UjIxWXwKoGhQhpOPx

Playlist of all the music I have shared: https://goo.gl/i6DApN
 

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