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recent classical music posts

Sunrise - "Daphnis & Chloe" - Ravel

Having been amazed by the middle section of Ravel's Piano Concerto In G, I had another surprise this morning on Radio 3. Ravel certainly had a knack for evoking images and feelings in music without words. embedding disabled, so follow the,link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PklZbyPUvM Live recording www.UNYouthOrchestra.org this is a "greed & fake free" project The United World

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The Best of Italian Opera

Fair condition vinyl LP, but the LP sleeve shows its age ... 1. La Traviata, opera: Libiamo, libiamo 2. Rigoletto, opera: La donna è mobile 3. Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville), opera: Una voce poco fà 4. La bohème, opera: Che gelida manina 5. Rigoletto, opera: Gualtier maldé Caro nome 6. Il Trovatore, opera: Vedi! le fosche (Anvil Chorus) 7. Il Trovatore, opera: Il

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classical music, Italy, music, opera, vinyl LPs,
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Dvorak, New World Symphony

I heard this morning that Dvorak was inspired by the native Indians' music, whilst visiting the USA. Now I know why the New World symphony occasionally reminds me of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Hiyawatha's Wedding feast (my second ever experience of singing in a choir, if memory serves ...). In places there is a mystical sense of surveying a pristine New World in all its natural perfection.

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classical music, Dvorak, landscape, music, orchestra, symphony, video,
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Benedetti, Grimaud, Whitacre - music news Nov 2012

The 2012 Tartan Clef Awards (I mislaid this post at the time - better late than never!) in Scotland included an award for Nicola Benedetti: Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland’s Special Recognition Award supported by Glasgow City Council – Nicola Benedetti November 17th 2012 Helene Grimaud has begun recording sessions this week of Brahms’ Piano Concerto no.2 with the

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classical music, Eric Whitacre, Helene Grimaud, music, Nicola Benedetti, photos, singing,
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musical narrow minds or open?

Music On BBC radio 3 this morning; a discussion about people having to apologise to their peers for liking classical music. In this era of potentially free access to all music, the pigeon holes could even be discarded altogether. Apologising for liking classical music: I recently saw Sting - Live in Berlin ... white man's reggae, with rock guitarist and drummer, an Arabic drummer, female

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BBC, classical music, creativity, music, open minds, radio 3, wisdom,
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Thomas Morley - April is in my mistress' face

A video of the famous madrigal Artist: The Douglas Frank Chorale Composer: Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602) Soprano: Sara Botkin, Melissa Raymond, Cynthia Shaw Alto: Grace Check, Ariane Reinhart Tenor: Thom Baker, Marcos Vigil Bass: Steve Friedman, Gregg Lauterbach, Mark Sullivan 'Now is the Month of Maying' by the same composer soon ... :) The same song with vocal score

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classical music, favourite poems, harmony, lyrics, madrigal, music, Thomas Morley, video,
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Hélène Grimaud piano and wolves

Yesterday, St Cecilia's Day (the patron saint of Music!) I discovered Hélène Grimaud, the French pianist. Not only is she an amazingly energetic pianist (is energetic the best word!?) but she has founded her own nature reserve - a wolf sanctuary in Upper New York State. She is known for her passion for wolves, which she studies and raises. She now divides her time between her musical career

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classical music, conservation, Helene Grimaud, music, photos, piano, wolves,
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Craig Ogden – Guitar

Craig Ogden - CD, photos, biography and videos Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical acoustic guitarists, with a laid back, effortless, naturally brilliant approach to playing guitar. He has had an amazing year so far, scoring a number one album with his

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acoustic, classical music, Craig Ogden, guitar, music, photos,
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Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria

Irreplaceable classical music soprano Maria Callas sings Ave Maria from Otello. Maria Callas - Otello: Ave Maria video opera by Verdi, (1887). I bet Lord D's ancestors were present ... Ave Maria is sung by Desdemona, Otello's wife, in act 4. lyrics Ave Maria, Desdemona's aria from Otello Ave Maria, piena di grazia, eletta Fra le spose e le vergini sei tu, Sia benedetto il frutto, o

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classical music, lyrics, Maria Callas, music, opera, photos, popular, singing, soprano, video,
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Trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom

Trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom classical music Sound the Trumpet (Royal Music of Purcell & Handel) In the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal

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Alison Balsom, classical music, music, orchestra, trumpet, video,
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