Classical Sunday: Vivaldi’s Amor Sacro (Motets)

In furore iustissimae irae…

Antonio Vivaldi: Amor Sacro (Motets)

Selection of Antonio Vivaldi’s solo-motets.

  1. In furore iustissimae irae 00:00
  2. Nulla un mundo pax sincera 15:22
  3. In turbato mare irato 29:10
  4. Sum in medio tempestatum 46:50

Sung by the amazing German coloratura soprano Simone Kermes.
Played by the Venice Baroque Orchestra under the Italian conductor, organist, harpsichordist, and scholar Andrea Marcon.

Classical Sunday: Welcome, Summer!

For the day after the summer solstice, something light to enjoy.

Classical Summer

 

1. Mozart – Divertimento in F major, K. 138 “Salzburg Symphony No. 3”
I. Allegro 00:00
III. Presto 02:38
2. Mozart – La finta giardiniera, K. 196: Ouverture. Allegro molto 04:38
3. Mozart – Divertimento in D major, K. 136 “Salzburg Symphony No. 1”
I. Allegro 10:43
III. Presto 13:42
4. Strauss II – Annen Polka, Op. 117 15:34
5. Strauss II – Leichtes Blut (Light of Heart), Op. 319 18:37
6. Mozart – Ascanio in Alba, K. 111: Ouverture 21:21
7. Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio 24:55
8. Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace 32:03
9. Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”: I. Allegro Vivace 39:42
10. Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: I. Allegro moderato 51:04
11. Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: IV. Finale. Allegro assai 56:01
12. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, RV 315 “Summer”
I. Allegro non molto 1:00:42
II. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte 1:05:47
III. Presto 1:07:52
13. Litvinovsky – Lost in the Blossoming Gardens 1:10:31
14. Popper – Dance of the Elves 1:14:47
15. Strauss II – Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Op. 324 1:17:22
16. Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro 1:20:27
17. Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche 1:28:49
18. Barriére – 6 Cello Sonatas: No. 4 in G Major
I. Andante 1:35:20
II. Adagio 1:40:05
19. Tchaikovsky – The Seasons, Op. 37a
No. 6, June. Barcarolle 1:43:19
No. 7, July. Reaper’s Song 1:48:33
No. 8, August. The Harvest 1:50:26

 

Classical Sunday: Thanksgiving Week!

Getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, one of our favorite holidays.

Vivaldi, Händel, Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky:  That should do it for a fitting Thanksgiving atmosphere.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving week, one and all!

Thanksgiving Day: Classical Music for Thanksgiving Dinner

Vivaldi — Concerto No. 1, I. E Major, Op. 8, RV 269: I. Allegro « Primavera »
Vivaldi — Concerto No. 2, I. G Minor, Op. 8, RV 315: I. Allegro Non Molto « Estate » ( 03:42 )
Vivaldi — Concerto No. 3, I. F Major, Op. 8, RV 293: I. Allegro « Autunno » ( 08:45 )
Vivaldi — Concerto Alla Rustica 1° mov ( 14:08 )
Vivaldi — Concerto Alla Rustica 2° mov ( 15:42 )
Vivaldi — Concerto Alla Rustica 3° mov ( 16:44 )
Händel — Messiah, HWV 56, Scene 3: “For unto us a Child Is Born” ( 18:21 )
Händel — Messiah, HWV 56, Scene 7: “Hallelujah” ( 22:25 )
Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, op. 68 (Pastorale) ( 26:13 )
Händel — Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 “Water Music”: II. Alla Hornpipe ( 35:21 )
Bach — Badinerie ( 40:11 )
Tchaikovsky — The Nutcracker, Suite, Op. 71a: III. Valzer dei Fiori ( 42:53 )

Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (18 August 1863 – 18 March 1930), the American painter who painted the painting the video and our post feature, was best known for his series of 78 scenes from American history entitled The Pageant of a Nation, the largest series of American historical paintings by a single artist.  He also happened to be the nephew of Thomas Moran, who, as we have just discovered, lies buried in the same cemetery on Long Island as a number of our relatives.

Classical Sunday: Autumn

Enjoy the change of the seasons. Autumn is summer saying good-bye in its most glorious garment.

Autumn Classical Music

Telemann – Viola Concerto in G Major, TWV 51:G9: I. Largo 00:00
(Orchestra Sinfonica Warmia, Giovanni Antonioni, Silvano Frontalini)

Saint-Saëns – The Carnival of the Animals: XIII, The Swan 03:36
(Sarah Joy, Kathy Hohstadt)

Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini: Var. XVIII 06:15
(Luke Faulkner)

Barrière – 6 Cello Sonatas: No. 4 in G Major: I. Andante 09:14
(Mr & Mrs Cello)

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 3 in F major, RV 293 “Autumn”: I. Allegro 13:59 II. Adagio molto 18:49 III. Allegro 21:09
(Metamorphose String Orchestra, Yuliya Lebedenko, Pavel Lyubomudrov)

Bach – Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008: IV. Sarabande 24:25
(Massimiliano Martinelli)

Puccini – Tosca: “Vissi d’arte” 29:06
(Orchestra Filarmonica Ucraina, Silvano Frontalini)

Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”: I. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside 31:47
(Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Giuseppe Lanzetta)

Bach – Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air on the G String 42:39
(Otri Trio)

Corelli – Concerto Grosso No. 9 in F Major, Op. 6: I. Preludio. Largo 45:59
(Kiev Chamber Orchestra, Liviu Buiuc)

Litvinovsky – Suite for Strings “Le Grand Cahier”: I. La Foret et la Riviere 48:06
(Metamorphose String Orchestra, Pavel Lyubomudrov)

Beethoven – Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor “Für Elise” (Cello Version) 50:52
(Sarah Joy)

Grieg – Holberg Suite, Op. 40: IV. Air 55:40
(Metamorphose String Orchestra, Pavel Lyubomudrov)

Liszt/Schubert – Ständchen (Serenade), S. 560, No. 7 1:01:12
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 “Pathétique”: II. Adagio cantabile 1:07:00
(Luke Faulkner)

Chopin – 24 Préludes, Op. 28: No. 15 in D-Flat Major, “Raindrop”
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Debussy – Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin 1:18:49
(Rogerio Tutti)

Grieg – Lyric Pieces, Op. 54: No. 4, Nocturne 1:21:33
(Luke Faulkner)

Schumann – Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei 1:25:09
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Chopin – Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Andante 1:28:10
(Rogerio Tutti)

Mozart- Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 “For Beginners”: II. Andante 1:32:25
(Carlo Balzaretti)

Tchaikovsky- The Seasons, Op. 37a: No. 9, September. The Hunt 1:36:18 No. 10, October. Autumn Song 1:39:22 No. 11, November. On the Troika 1:45:48
(Vadim Chaimovich)

Classical Sunday: Some of Vivaldi’s Sacred Choral Works

Here’s something a bit more contemplative.

Antonio Vivaldi’s sacred choral works (selection)

01. Stabat Mater RV 621     00:00
02. Nisi Dominus RV 608    18:55
03. Salve Regina RV 616     41:41

James Bowman
Andreas Scholl
Chiara Banchini
Paul Dyer
Christopher Hogwood
Academy of Ancient Music
Ensemble 415

Classical Sunday: Summer, Summer, Summer

It’s hot!  It’s summer! 

When you have had enough of being outside in the sunshine or in the water someplace, enjoy two hours of light summer music.

CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR SUMMER

1 Mozart – Divertimento in F major, K. 138 “Salzburg Symphony No. 3”
– I. Allegro 00:00
– III. Presto 02:38
2 Mozart – La finta giardiniera, K. 196: Ouverture. Allegro molto 04:38
3 Mozart – Divertimento in D major, K. 136 “Salzburg Symphony No. 1”
– I. Allegro 10:43
– III. Presto 13:42
4 Strauss II – Annen Polka, Op. 117 15:34
5 Strauss II – Leichtes Blut (Light of Heart), Op. 319 18:37
6 Mozart – Ascanio in Alba, K. 111: Ouverture 21:21
7 Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio 24:55
8 Beethoven – Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace 32:03
9 Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 “Italian”: I. Allegro Vivace 39:42
10 Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201: I. Allegro moderato 51:04
11 Mozart – Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: IV. Finale. Allegro assai 56:01
12 Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 2 in G minor, RV 315 “Summer”
– I. Allegro non molto 1:00:42
– II. Adagio e piano – Presto e forte 1:05:47
– III. Presto 1:07:52
13 Litvinovsky – Lost in the Blossoming Gardens 1:10:31
14 Popper – Dance of the Elves 1:14:47
15 Strauss II – Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Op. 324 1:17:22
16 Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro 1:20:27
17 Einaudi – Nuvole Bianche 1:28:49
18 Barriére – 6 Cello Sonatas: No. 4 in G Major
– I. Andante 1:35:20
– II. Adagio 1:40:05
19 Tchaikovsky – The Seasons, Op. 37a
– No. 6, June. Barcarolle 1:43:19
– No. 7, July. Reaper’s Song 1:48:33
– No. 8, August. The Harvest 1:50:26

1, 3, 11, 12, 13, 16: Metamorphose String Orchestra, Pavel Lyubomudrov
Violin on 12: Yuliya Lebedenko
Cello on 14: Mikael Samsonov
2, 7, 8, 9, 10: Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Giuseppe Lanzetta
4, 5, 15: Stettino Philharmonic Orchestra, Stefan Marzcik
6: Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Werner Stiefel
17, 18: Mr & Mrs Cello
19: Vadim Chaimovich (solo piano)

Classical Sunday: Vivaldi’s Summer

Something short so you can go back outside soon.

The first month of summer has begun, and in order not to keep you in the house longer than necessary, we chose a short piece for today, performed by Julia Fisher.  Enjoy!

Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Summer

Recorded at Schloss Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany.
Julia Fischer and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

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Classical Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day!

Half an hour of classical music to enjoy

Wishing y’all a pleasant Mother’s Day Sunday!

 

TRACKLIST

1. Con te partirò – Juliana Lubova, Inna Kamarian 00:00

2. Eine kleine Nachtmusik in G Major, K. 525: II. Romanze. Andante – Opole Philharmonic Orchestra, Werner Stiefel 04:01

3. Concerto Grosso No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6: I. Largo – Kiev Camera Orchestra, Liviu Buiuc 10:34

4. The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1 in E Major, RV 269 “Spring”: III. Allegro pastorale – Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina, Giuseppe Lanzetta, Christiane Edinger 13:25

5. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: III. Rondo. Allegro – Presto – Slupsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Silvano Frontalini, Paola Volpe 17:35

Classical Sunday: Virtuoso Oboe Concertos

Welcome in May!

Here is something pleasant for the first Sunday in May: Four Italians and two Germans and (some of) their compositions for the oboe.  Delightful!

Virtuoso oboe concertos: Albinoni, Marcello,Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach

[00:00] Tomaso Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor, op.9 no.2
1. I Allegro e non presto [4:11]
2. II Adagio [5:24]
3. III Allegro [2:54]
[12:29] Alessandro Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D minor
4. I Andante e spiccato [3:30]
5. II Adagio [4:22]
6. III Allegro [3:43]
[24:06] Antonio Vivaldi – Oboe Concerto in C major, RV 446
7. I Allegro [3:15]
8. II Adagio [3:36]
9. III Allegro [1:59]
[33:00] Tomaso Albinoni – Concerto for 2 Oboes in C major, op.9 no.9
10. I Allegro [4:08]
11. II Adagio [3:18]
12. III Allegro [3:42]
[44:12] Georg Philipp Telemann – Oboe Concerto in E minor
13. I Andante [2:30]
14. II Allegro molto [2:39]
15. III Largo [3:59]
16. IV Allegro [2:16]
[55:38] Johann Sebastian Bach – Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV 1059
17. I Allegro [6:05]
18. II Siciliano [3:08]
19. III Presto [3:43]

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Classical Sunday: Spring Has Sprung

It looks like spring has arrived in our neck of the woods finally.

It looks like spring has arrived in our neck of the woods finally.  Enjoy this little compilation with us, if you spend time inside on this beautiful spring Sunday.

SPRING: CLASSICAL MUSIC

1. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049: I. Allegro 00:00
2. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: I. Allegro 07:12
3. VIVALDI – The Four Seasons, Concerto No. 1, RV 269 “Spring”
I. Allegro 17:54
II. Largo e pianissimo sempre 21:09
III. Allegro pastorale 23:32
4. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in C Major, BWV 1050: III. Allegro 27:18
5. MOZART – La finta giardiniera, K. 196: Ouverture 32:46
6. STRAUSS II – Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op. 410 38:53
7. STRAUSS II – An der schönen blauen Donau (On the Beautiful Blue Danube), Op. 314 46:26
8. BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
I. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside 57:47
III. Merry gathering of country folk 1:08:36
V. Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm 1:13:51
9. BACH – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: III. Allegro 1:22:39
10. MOZART – Flute and Harp Concerto in C Major, K. 299: I. Allegro 1:27:25
11. TCHAIKOVSKY – The Nutcracker, Op. 71a: No. 3, Valzer dei Fiori 1:37:52
12. STRAUSS II – Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women and Song), Op. 333 1:44:56
13. TCHAIKOVSKY – Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48: II. Valse 1:50:34
14. STRAUSS II – Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Op. 388 1:54:32
15. STRAUSS II – Wo die Citronen Blüh’n! (Where the Lemon Trees Bloom), Op. 364 2:04:14
16. VIVALDI – Symphony in E Major, RV 132: I. Allegro 2:13:59
17. VIVALDI – Concerto for Strings & Continuo, RV 113: I. Allegro 2:18:13
18. MENDELSSOHN – Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 62 No. 6 “Spring Song” 2:20:14
19. TCHAIKOVSKY – The Seasons, Op. 37a
No. 3, March. Song of the Lark 2:23:02
No. 4, April. Snowdrop 2:25:45
No. 5, May. White Nights 2:28:36
20. GRIEG – Lyric Pieces, Op. 43: No. 6, To Spring 2:33:15

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