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.

(Neo-) Classical Sunday: The Harry Potter Series

“I know the movies can’t be the books… because I know what’s coming and it’s impossible to fully dramatise on screen what I’m going to write. But I just ask you to be true to the characters; that’s all I care about.” J.K. Rowling

“The Beautiful Music of the Harry Potter Series”

This is a compilation of themes from the Harry Potter movies that were released over a period of ten years, between 2001 and 2011. Having read the book or having watched the movies is no requirement for enjoying the score; it’s beautiful in and of itself.

(Neo-) Classical Sunday: The 13th Warrior – Sound of the Northmen

The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on Michael Crichton’s 1976 novel ‘Eaters of the Dead’, which is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf combined with Ahmad ibn Fadlan’s historical account of the Volga Vikings.

The 13th Warrior – Sound of the Northmen

A Soundtrack-Mix of the Film The 13th Warrior.

(Neo-) Classical Sunday: Rohan and Gondor Themes

The Lord of the Rings film series consists of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson, based on the novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The films are subtitled just like the books as The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003).

Compilation of Rohan and Gondor Themes

“Few movies out there have a soundtrack that is as awe-inspiring and jaw dropping as the score for the Lord of the Rings.”

(Neo-) Classical Sunday: Braveheart – Sound of Freedom

Braveheart is a 1995 American epic historical fiction war film directed and co-produced by Mel Gibson, who portrays William Wallace, a late-13th-century Scottish warrior. The film depicts the life of Wallace leading the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England.

Braveheart – Sound of Freedom

A Soundtrack-Mix of the film Braveheart.

Classical Sunday: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

German with English subtitles

As you probably know, the art world is having a really rough time during this pandemic. The royal opera house might even be suspended for a while. In order to help these artists who right now don’t get any money and might even be very close to their last penny, you can donate. We enjoy their art every day of the year. Here’s a time to show support and respect.

For more info check out the video directly on YouTube.

Classical Sunday: Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Well, we have a thing for Italian at the moment, ever since we posted Rossini’s Barbiere. So here’s another opera sung in Italian, and with subtitles, too!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni

Conducted by Riccardo Muti

Teatro alla Scala, 1987

Don Giovanni: Thomas Allen
Il Commendatore: Sergej Koptchak
Donna Anna: Edita Gruberova
Don Ottavio: Francisco Araiza
Donna Elvira: Ann Murray
Leporello: Claudio Desderi
Masetto: Natale De Carolis
Zerlina: Susanne Mentzer

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: Händel’s Dixit Dominus

Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir

Georg Friederich Händel: Dixit Dominus HWV 232 – Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner

June 2014

Dixit Dominus 00:00
Virgam virtutis tuae 05:46
Tecum principium in die virtutis 08:48
Juravit Dominus 11:52
Tu es sacerdos in aeternum 14:30
Dominus a dextris tuis 15:58
Judicabit in nationibus 19:02
De torrente in via bibet 22:58
Gloria Patri et Filio 27:17
De torrente in via bibet (bis/encore) 35:53

Carved marble statue of Handel at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, created in 1738 by Louis-François Roubiliac

Classical Sunday: Savall’s Caravaggio Lachrimae

From the Maguelone Festival 2012

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Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI: Lachrimae Caravaggio

Lachrimae Caravaggio – Musical Europe in the Time of Caravaggio

From the Maguelone Festival 2012

Jordi Savall – viola da gamba
Ferran Savall – voice
Philippe Pierlot – viola da gamba
Sergi Casademunt – viola da gamba
Lorenz Dufschmidt – viola da gamba
Xavier Puertas – violone
Xavier Diaz-Latorre – lute, theorbo & guitar
Perdo Estevan – percussions

2:03 Anonymous – Pavana del re
3:56 Anonymous – Galliarda la traditora
5:37 Jordi Savall – Saltarello
7:22 Giovanni M.Trabaci – Durezze E Ligature
13:15 John Dowland – Lachrimae Pavan
17:06 Orlando Gibbons – In Nomine a 4
19:16 William Brade – Ein Schottisch Tanz
22:15 Jordi Savall – Passacaglia Libertas
25:00 Jordi Savall – Deploratio II
27:43 Luys del Milà – Pavana and Gallarda
30:47 Joan Cabanilles – Corrente Italiana
34:17 Jordi Savall & Dominique Fernandez – Concentus Aria
35:36 Jordi Savall & Dominique Fernandez – Concentus Recitativo
37:52 Jordi Savall – Folias
41:51 Anonymous – Pavane de la Petite Guerre
44:06 Anonymous – Bourrée d’avignonez
46:27 Consonanze Stravaganti (d’après trabaci)
47:57 Jordi Savall – Deploratio III
51:14 Samuel Scheidt – Paduan & Courant dolorosa
57:56 Jordi Savall – Spiritus Morientis
1:00:53 Jordi Savall – Deploratio IV
1:05:29 Luigi Rossi – Fantasie “Les Pieurs d`Orphée”
1:08:40 Anonymous – Sarabande Italienne
1:10:16 Cantus Caravaggio III “In Memoriam”

A co-production of Calicot – Mezzo – TV Sud – Maguelone Festival
Video director: Olivier Simonnet

Jordi Savall in 2016

Featured: Caravaggio’s ‘Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy’ (c. 1595), Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

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