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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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...

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...

21 Jun 2017

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

It's been a quite a while since I last did this...I need to do this more often - so I am making this a daily routine!

Here is my plan:

Sun - a cantata suitable for that Sunday

Mon/Wed/Fri - Instrumental

Tue/Thu...

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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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Sun:

a fitting cantata

 

Mon / Wed / Fri:

Instrumental

 

Tue / Thu / Sat:

Vocal

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