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November 30 2012

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Arabella Steinbacher - Beethoven Violin Concerto D-major op. 61 - recorded 2009-12-20 - YouTube

  1. Allegro ma non troppo (D major)
  2. Larghetto (G major)
  3. Rondo. Allegro (D major)

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November 08 2012

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Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488 [complete] - YouTube

Uploaded by Am4d3usM0z4rt on Dec 25, 2011

//... The Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major (K. 488) is a musical composition for piano and orchestra written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It was finished, according to Mozart's own catalogue, on March 2, 1786, around the time of the premiere of his opera, The Marriage of Figaro. It was one of three subscription concerts given that spring and was probably played by Mozart himself at one of these. The concerto is scored for piano solo and an orchestra consisting of one flute, two clarinets, two bassoons, two horns and strings. In Mozart's later works the wind instruments are equal to the stringed instruments, and this is also the case in this concerto. It has three movements:
1. Allegro in A major and common time.
2. Adagio in F-sharp minor and 6/8 time (in later editions, the tempo is listed as Andante).
3. Allegro assai in A and alla breve (in later editions, the tempo is listed as Presto). In Rondo form.
The first movement is mostly sunny and positive with the occasional melancholic touches typical of Mozart pieces in A major and is in sonata form. The piece begins with a double exposition, the first played by the orchestra, and the second when the piano joins in. The first exposition is static from a tonal point of view and is quite concise, the third theme is not yet revealed. The second exposition includes the soloist and is modulatory. It is also includes the third previously unheard third theme. The second exposition is ornamented as opposed to the first exposition which is not. The second theme has harmonic tension. This is expressed by dissonances that are played on the beat, and then solved by an interval of a second going downwards. This is also expressed in the use of chromatics in the melody and bass lines which is a cause for harmonic tension, as the listeners anticipate the arrival of the tonic.
The second, slow movement, in ternary form, is melancholic and somewhat operatic in tone. The piano begins alone with a theme characterized by unusually wide leaps. This is the only movement by Mozart in F sharp minor. The dynamics are soft throughout most of the piece. The middle of the movement contains a brighter section in A major announced by flute and clarinet that Mozart would later use to introduce the trio "Ah! taci ingiusto core!" in his opera Don Giovanni. The third movement is a vigorous and cheerful rondo, shaded by moves into other keys as is the opening movement (to C major from E minor and back during the secondary theme in this case, for instance) and with a central section whose opening in F sharp minor is interrupted by a clarinet tune in D major, an intrusion that reminds us, notes Girdlestone, that instrumental music at the time was informed by opera buffa and its sudden changes of point of view as well as of scene.
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Performers probably:

Sir Neville Marriner and Academy of St, Martin in the Fields with Alfred Brendel (recorded in the early 1970s)

March 18 2012


Joseph Haydn Symphony Nr. 97
C-Dur /C major / Hoboken I/97 (Wikipedia: DE/EN)

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

New York Philharmonic (probably in the 70ies)

Movements with Pdf scores

1. Adagio -- Vivace
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
4. Finale: Presto assai

March 07 2012

A selection ( ~1h) of the numerous folk song settings by L.v. Beethoven - songs from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, German speaking regions, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden; the 2 drinking songs in a German Volkslied style are B.`s own compositions probably from the early 1790s.

February 21 2012

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Furtwängler - Mozart: Don Giovanni (Salzburg Festival 1954 |  ~ 3h)


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 
Choir of the Vienna State Opera

Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler


Leporello, Basso - Otto EDELMANN
Donna Anna, Soprano - Elisabeth GRÜMMER
Don Giovanni, Baritone - Cesare SIEPI
Commendatore, Basso - Deszö ERNSTER
Don Ottavio, Tenor - Anton DERMOTA
Donna Elvira, Soprano - Lisa della CASA
Zerlina, Soprano - Erna BERGER
Masetto, Basso - Walter BERRY

February 20 2012

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Sviatoslav Richter in Kiev, 1959 - Beethoven Sonata No.12, Op.26; No.7, Op.10/3 & Bagatelles

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*** Beethoven Sonata No.12, Op.26 ***

00:00 - Andante con variazioni
06:59 - Scherzo - Trio
09:53 - Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un eroe
16:11 - Allegro

*** Bagatelles ***

18:44 - Op.33 No.3
20:48 - Op.33 No.5
23:23 - Op.119 No.2
24:22 - Op.119 No.7
25:29 - Op.119 No.9
26:13 - Op.126 No.1
29:42 - Op.126 No.4
33:20 - Op.126 No.6

*** Beethoven Sonata No.3, Op.10 No.3 ***

37:43 - Presto
44:17 - Largo e mesto
53:05 - Menuetto & Trio
55:57 - Allegro
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