18 Aug 2017

[Instrumental Friday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist]

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


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

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...

13 Jul 2017

[Vocal Thursday]

'Full of tears will be that day
When from the ashes shall arise
The guilty man to be judged;
Therefore spare him, O God,
Merciful Lord Jesus,
Grant them eternal rest. Amen.'





30 Jun 2017

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

The selection today is one of the darkest symphonies J.C. Bach wrote. Quoting from an article on The Guardian, 'In J.C. Bach’s G minor symphony, there are moments when you feel you’re hearing premonitions of M...

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). 

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