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March 19 2012

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Luigi Boccherini's (1743 - 1805) Fandango from Quintet No 4 in D Major, G. 448 in different interpretations

November 19 2011

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J. H. Schmelzer-Sonata III in G minor

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// Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1620--23 -- between 29 February and 20 March 1680) was an Austrian composer and violinist of the Baroque era. Almost nothing is known about his early years, but he seems to have arrived in Vienna during the 1630s, and remained composer and musician at the Habsburg court for the rest of his life. He enjoyed a close relationship with Emperor Leopold I, was ennobled by him, and rose to the rank of Kapellmeister in 1679. He died during a plague epidemic only months after getting the position.

Schmelzer was one the most important violinists of the period, and an important influence on later German and Austrian composers for violin. He made substantial contributions to the development of violin technique and promoted the use and development of sonata and suite forms in Austria and South Germany. He was the leading Austrian composer of his generation, and an influence on Heinrich Ignaz Biber.
Schmelzer was born in Scheibbs, Lower Austria. Nothing is known about his early years, and most of the surviving information about his background was recounted by the composer himself in his petition for ennoblement of 1673. He described his father as a soldier, but in another document, the 1645 marriage certificate of Schmelzer's sister Eva Rosina, he is listed as a baker. Schmelzer does not mention his father's name, but Eva Rosina's marriage certificate does: Daniel Schmelzer. At any rate, it remains unclear where and from whom Schmelzer received primary music education. His activities before 1643 are similarly unknown--the composer is first mentioned in a document dated 28 June 1643, relating to his first marriage. He is referred to as a cornettist at St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom), Vienna. The date of his arrival to Vienna is unknown, but he probably worked at the court chapel in late 1630s, in the employ of Ferdinand II and, after 1637, Ferdinand III. Schmelzer's colleagues at the chapel included such distinguished composers as Johann Jakob Froberger, Giovanni Valentini, and Antonio Bertali.

Schmelzer was officially appointed court violinist in 1649. Our knowledge of his position, duties, and activities is incomplete. He apparently rose to prominence as a violin virtuoso, as well as a composer, and enjoyed a close relationship with Emperor Leopold I, who was a well-known patron of the arts and a composer himself. Schmelzer started publishing his music in 1659. He was appointed vice-Kapellmeister on 13 April 1671. On 14 June 1673, after the composer petitioned for ennoblement, the Emperor raised Schmelzer to the ranks of nobility; Schmelzer now added von Ehrenruef to his name. Eventually, after his predecessor Giovanni Felice Sances had died, Schmelzer became Kapellmeister, on 1 October 1679. Unfortunately, he fell victim of the plague early in 1680, and died in Prague, where the Viennese court moved in an attempt to evade the epidemic.
Schmelzer attained a high reputation in a field (violin playing and violin composition) which at the time was dominated by Italians; indeed, one traveler referred to him in 1660 as "nearly the most eminent violinist in all of Europe". Schmelzer's Sonatae unarum fidium of 1664 was the first collection of sonatas for violin and basso continuo to be published by a German-speaking composer. It contains the brilliant virtuosity, sectional structure, and lengthy ground-bass variations typical of the mid-baroque violin sonata.

Schmelzer was the foremost Austrian composer of instrumental music of his day, and had an important influence on the Austrian violinist and composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704), who is believed to have been one of Schmelzer's students.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Heinrich_Schmelzer //



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there are no indications concerning the interprets - IMO it should be Music of the Spheres - read here more about the ensemble via https://magnatune.com/artists/spheres (the linked recordings have in the online version spoken adds during and between the diverse music pieces & movements).



November 11 2011

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Marin Marais (1656-1728) - Sonnerie de Ste. Genevieve du Mont de Paris (1723) - 

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Ralph Rousseau Meulenbroeks, viola da gamba (in the picture)
Pieter Jan Belder, clavicembalo
Rémy Baudet, violino

more from the same cellist
http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/meulenbroeks-marais/

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Marin Marais (31 May 1656, Paris -- 15 August 1728, Paris) was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master of the bass viol Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe for 6 months. He was hired as a musician in 1676 to the royal court of Versailles. He did quite well as court musician, and in 1679 was appointed "ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole", a title he kept until 1725.


He was a master of the basse de viol, and the leading French composer of music for the instrument. He wrote five books of Pièces de viole (1686-1725) for the instrument, generally suites with basso continuo. These were quite popular in the court, and for these he was remembered in later years as he who "founded and firmly established the empire of the viol" (Hubert Le Blanc, 1740). His other works include a book of Pièces en trio (1692) and four operas (1693-1709), Alcyone (1706) being noted for its tempest scene.

Titon du Tillet included Marais in Le Parnasse françois, making the following comments on two of his pieces:
" A piece from his fourth book entitled The Labyrinth, which passes through various keys, strikes various dissonances and notes the uncertainty of a man caught in a labyrinth through serious and then quick passages; he comes out of it happily and finishes with a gracious and natural chaconne. But he surprised musical connoisseurs even more successfully with his pieces called La Gamme [The Scale], which is a piece de symphonie that imperceptibly ascends the steps of the octave; one then descends, thereby going through harmonious songs and melodious tones, the various sounds of music. "

As with Sainte-Colombe, little of Marin Marais' personal life is known after he reached adulthood. Marin Marais married a Parisian, Catherine d'Amicourt, on September 21, 1676. They had 19 children together.

Facsimiles of all five books of Marais' Pièces de viole are published by Éditions J.M. Fuzeau. A complete critical edition of his instrumental works in seven volumes, edited by John Hsu, is published by Broude Brothers. Marais is credited with being one of the earliest composers of program music.[1] His work The Gallbladder Operation, for viola da gamba and harpsichord, includes composer's annotations such as "The patient is bound with silken cords" and "He screameth."[1]





November 07 2011

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Passacaglia by Alessandro Piccinini 1566-1638

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// Alessandro Piccinini (December 30, 1566 -- ca. 1638), was an Italian lutenist and composer.

Piccinini was born in Bologna into a musical family: his father Leonardo Maria Piccinini taught lute playing to Alessandro as well as his brothers Girolamo (d. 1615) and Filippo (d. 1648). He held appointments at the Este court in Ferrara (from 1582 to 1597) and with Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, papal legate at Bologna and Ferrara. Piccinini died around 1638, probably in Bologna.

He is best known for his two volumes of lute music: Intavolatura di Liuto et di Chitarrone, libro primo (Bologna, 1623) and Intavolaturo di Liuto (Bologna, 1639), the latter published posthumusly by his son Leonardo Maria Piccinini. The 1623 collection is of particular importance because of Piccinini's lengthy preface, which includes a detailed manual on performance, as well as claims to have invented the archlute (Piccinini also made important modifications to the chitarrone). Piccinini concentrated on toccatas, courantes and galliards, as well as different kinds of variations. No other works by Piccinini are known; his music for La selva sin amor, the first opera performed in Spain, composed by his brother Filippo Piccinini is lost.

Passacaglias for lute have been composed by figures such as Alessandro Piccinini, G. H. Kapsberger, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Esaias Reusner, Count Logy, Robert de Visée, Jacob Bittner, Philipp Franz Lesage De Richee, Gleitsmann, Dufaut, Gallot, Denis Gaultier, Ennemond Gaultier, and Roman Turovsky-Savchuk, a passacaglia for bandura by Julian Kytasty, and for baroque guitar by Paulo Galvão, Santiago de Murcia, Francisco Guerau, Gaspar Sanz, and Marcello Vitale. //

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September 02 2011

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Dietrich Buxtehude  - Chamber Music (~52 min)


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yt account: TheGravicembalo2

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Dieterich Buxtehude  [WP - EN] (German pronunciation: [ˈdiːtəʁɪç bʊkstəˈhuːdə], also Dietrich; Danish Diderich [ˈdidəʁɪk buksdəˈhuːðə], equivalent to the modern Diderik) c. 1637-1639 - May 1707


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of the International Dieterich Buxtehude Society

Documents         go to Music>>

The Buxtehude-Werkverzeichnis (List of Works), updated 2010
open as a PDF file>>
open as a Word-Document>>

The Buxtehude Bibliography, updated August 2010 by Sylvia Budde-Manhart (Lübeck)
open as a PDF file>>
open as a Word-Document>>

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May 16 2011

Joseph Haydn: Quartett No. 52 in D-major, op. 64 (1790), No. 5, ("The Lark"/ "Lerchenquartett") Hoboken gr. III - No. 63 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide




4 yt-videos (~ 17min) The Royal Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble with Joseph Haydn's String Quartet "The Lark"/ "Lerchen Qartett" (Op. 64 No. 5 in D-major) 1. Allegro moderato - 2. Adagio cantabile - 3. Menuetto: Allegretto - 4. Finale: Vivace

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April 09 2011

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Cristóbal de Morales "Manus Tuas" (Instrumental flûtes)

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From the album "Office des ténèbres/Doulce mémoire/Denis Raisin Dadre)(2002)

Lamentations pour le samedi saint/Lamentations for holy saturday
Jérémie Papasergio/Marie-noëlle Visse/Denis Raisin Dadre/Francis Mercet/Johanne Maître-Flûtes

April 05 2011

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In Nomine a 4 by Orlando Gibbons
played by Ernst Stolz (in playback?)


"free score (serpent publications):
http://serpentpublications.org/music/gibbons/nomine/allparts.pdf
In Nomine is a title given to a large number of pieces of English polyphonic, predominantly instrumental music, first composed during the 16th century.
more at Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_nomine

Ernst Stolz Viols"
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Myra Hess plays Brahms Intermezzo opus 117 no. 1 (rec 1941)
   

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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):

from Drei Intermezzi opus 117 (1892),
1. Andante moderato in E flat major.

Played by Myra Hess (recorded in 1941). She plays it with tenderness, expression, spirituality, purity and simplicity, but without eroticism, narcissism, mannerism or sentimentality.

"On a smaller and more intimate scale than the surrounding sets of Op. 116, Op. 118 and Op. 119, the composer described these pieces as "lullabies to my sorrows". Here we find Brahms at his most tender and introspective, with only one outburst (in the third Intermezzo) of the characteristic Brahmsian fieryness. The Intermezzi were inspired by a Scottish poem from Herder's Volkslieder, and bear this inscription:

Schlaf sanft mein Kind, schlaf sanft und Schön !
Mich dauert's sehr, dich weinen sehn.

(Sleep softly my child, sleep softly and well !
It hurts my heart to see you weeping.)"

Piano Society.

Painting by Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)



March 31 2011

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Madrigal: What is our life? - Orlando Gibbons (1583 - 1625)

"Gibbons taste whilst composing his madrigals was for English poetry. What is our life is a fine example it is believed to have been written by Sir Walter Raleigh on the eve of his execution in 1618, a parody of words on the play of life before that which must end all life."
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Pavan of Lord Salisbury, by Orlando Gibbons

"This consort music is 'Pavan of Lord Salisbury', by the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean composer and keyboard player Orlando Gibbons. Played by the viol consort called 'Phantasm'."
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"The lord of salisbury his pavan and galliard - Composed by: Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)"

Played by: Timothy Roberts

March 16 2011

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YouTube - Rinascimento e barocco. Sigismondo D'India: "Canzona prima"

no further information given who is playing.

June 11 2009

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Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704) EN / DE
Passacaglia in G Minor

Eduard Melkus - Violin

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June 01 2009

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Joseph Haydn

Quartett No. 52 in D-major, op. 64 (1790), No. 5, ("The Lark"/ "Lerchenquartett") Hoboken gr. III - No. 63
The Royal Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble with Joseph Haydn's String Quartet "The Lark"/ "Lerchen Qartett" (Op. 64 No. 5 in D-major)

  1. Allegro moderato HD youtube permalink
  2. Adagio cantabile HD youtube permalink
  3. Menuetto: Allegretto HD youtube permalink
  4. Finale: Vivace HD youtube permalink


München/ Munich, 2009-06-01

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April 21 2009

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claudio Monteverdi torna zefiro


"... Apparently recorded in 1937, with Hugues Cuénod and Paul Derenne, tenors, Dino Lipatti, piano, Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental Nadia Boulanger, conducted by Nadia Boulanger...." (taken from the video commentaries)

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Monteverdi: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti - Fouchécourt, Padmore

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Poet: Ottavio Rinuccini

Text & english translation via rm144.wordpress.com
and some informations on the music historical background.

Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti
l’aer fa grato e’il pié discioglie a l’onde
e, mormoranda tra le verdi fronde,
fa danzar al bel suon su’l prato i fiori.

Inghirlandato il crin Fillide e Clori
note temprando lor care e gioconde;
e da monti e da valli ime e profond
raddoppian l’armonia gli antri canori.
Sorge più vaga in ciel l’aurora, e’l sole,
sparge più luci d’or; più puro argento
fregia di Teti il bel ceruleo manto.

Sol io, per selve abbandonate e sole,
l’ardor di due begli occhi e’l mio tormento,
come vuol mia ventura, hor piango hor canto.

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Return O Zephyr, and with gentle motion
Make pleasant the air and scatter the grasses in waves
And murmuring among the green branches
Make the flowers in the field dance to your sweet sound;
Crown with a garland the heads of Phylla and Chloris
With notes tempered by love and joy,
From mountains and valleys high and deep
And sonorous caves that echo in harmony.
The dawn rises eagerly into the heavens and the sun
Scatters rays of gold, and of the purest silver,
Like embroidery on the cerulean mantle of Thetis.
But I, in abandoned forests, am alone.
The ardour of two beautiful eyes is my torment;
As my Fate wills it, now I weep, now I sing.

February 16 2009

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Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
- Fantasia

Consorts for Viols

Artists: Phantasm




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