And on August 5, “Opera at 8” on WETA will feature the award-winning “Charpentier. Mèdèe” by Les Arts Florissants with William Christie! http://ow.ly/zsNzf The recording is available only on the Opera Baroque box set: http://ow.ly/zsOAv 

And on August 5, “Opera at 8” on WETA will feature the award-winning “Charpentier. Mèdèe” by Les Arts Florissants with William Christie! http://ow.ly/zsNzf 

The recording is available only on the Opera Baroque box set: http://ow.ly/zsOAv 

WETA's VivaLaVoce presents nightly opera excerpts on “Opera at 8”. Featured on July 28 is René Jacobs's Francesco Cavalli. Giasone with Concerto Vocale. http://ow.ly/zsNzf The album is available on iTunes: http://ow.ly/zsNrA

WETA's VivaLaVoce presents nightly opera excerpts on “Opera at 8”. Featured on July 28 is René Jacobs's Francesco Cavalli. Giasone with Concerto Vocale. http://ow.ly/zsNzf 

The album is available on iTunes: http://ow.ly/zsNrA

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge tour the US in September! Here’s their concert schedule: http://ow.ly/zq8SF 9/22 - All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta GA9/23 - Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church - Collegedale, TN9/24 - Blair School of Music - Nashville, TN9/25 - Second Presbyterian Church - Memphis, TN9/26 - Hendrix College - Conway, AR9/27 - First Presbyterian Church - Oklahoma City, OK9/28 - St. Andrew United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge tour the US in September! Here’s their concert schedule: http://ow.ly/zq8SF 

9/22 - All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Atlanta GA
9/23 - Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church - Collegedale, TN
9/24 - Blair School of Music - Nashville, TN
9/25 - Second Presbyterian Church - Memphis, TN
9/26 - Hendrix College - Conway, AR
9/27 - First Presbyterian Church - Oklahoma City, OK
9/28 - St. Andrew United Methodist Church - Plano, TX

(via Anonymous 4 | Duke Performances)
Anonymous 4 perform their “Marie et Marion” program on Sept 19 at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO: http://ow.ly/zpMGG and Sept 21 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, MI: http://ow.ly/zpNAo 
They perform “Grace & Glory” on Sept 27 at Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, NC: http://ow.ly/zpO87 

(via Anonymous 4 | Duke Performances)

Anonymous 4 perform their “Marie et Marion” program on Sept 19 at St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, CO: http://ow.ly/zpMGG and Sept 21 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, MI: http://ow.ly/zpNAo 

They perform “Grace & Glory” on Sept 27 at Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, NC: http://ow.ly/zpO87 

"One of the coolest and best produced album of classic Mancini I’ve heard in a while. The charts are superb, the orchestra perfect, and the soloists come from the upper echelons of jazz." - KCRW’s Rhythm Planet ”Crème de la Crème of New Releases”Harmonie Ensemble/New York’s Music for Peter Gunn out August 12! Preorder on iTunes: http://ow.ly/yUVOk Amazon: http://ow.ly/yUVYy

"One of the coolest and best produced album of classic Mancini I’ve heard in a while. The charts are superb, the orchestra perfect, and the soloists come from the upper echelons of jazz." - KCRW’s Rhythm Planet ”Crème de la Crème of New Releases”

Harmonie Ensemble/New York’s Music for Peter Gunn out August 12! Preorder on iTunes: http://ow.ly/yUVOk Amazon: http://ow.ly/yUVYy

elitolmakicindinleyin:

Arensky pek bilinmeyen Rus ekolünden bir besteci. Hocası Korsakov kolay unutulacağını önceden tahmin etmiş, kendisinden yeterince değil de Çaykovski’den etkilenmesine bağlamış bunu. Öyle de olmuş ama bunu yeteneksizlik, yaratıcı olmamakla değil de Rusların kendi ezgilerini taşımayan her müziğe korkunç önyargılı olmalarıyla açıklamalıyız. Bir de erken yaşta ölmüş çoğu güzel besteci gibi, 44’ünden sonra yazacaktı belki en güzel eserlerini.

Dinlediğimiz sol minör Piyano Beşlisi’nin ikinci bölümü, scherzo. Bu güzel kayıt çok sevdiğim Goldner Yaylı Dörtlüsü & yine sevdiğim piyanist Piers Lane birleşiminden çıkmış. Tanıdık gelmeyebilir, kendilerini Elgar Piyano Beşlisi ile tanımıştım, en sevdiğim kayıtlardan biridir ama bölümleri fazla uzun olduğu için bloga koyamıyordum. Bu sorun da Arensky sayesinde çözülmüş oldu. Albümdeki Taneyev Piyano Beşlisi’nden bir eser de ileriki günlerde koyacağım, beklemede kalın.

oldstonefacevimes:

Currently listening to:

ISTANBUL - Dimitrie Cantemir (1673 - 1723)

"Le livre de la Science de la Musique" et les traditions Sépharades at Arméniennes

Jordi Savall + Hespèrion XXI

Cantemir (1673-1723) was one of the most exceptional and multitalented men of his time. He was twice briefly the Prince of Moldavia; a scholar in the fields of linguistics, ethnography, historiography, religion, philosophy, literature, and music, whose intellectual achievements were recognized in Eastern and Western Europe and in the Ottoman Empire, an advisor to Peter the Great of Russia, and a composer and virtuoso performer. He devised a notation system for Ottoman music and left a vast collection of transcriptions of existing and original compositions in The Book of the Science of Music. The recording includes music from that collection as well as Sephardic and Armenian music, played by members of Savall's ensemble Hespèrion XXI and musicians from Armenia, Israel, Morocco, and Greece. The result is a fascinating and diverse sampling of the ways the musical traditions of cultures around the Mediterranean have complemented and influenced each other. The complex metrical patterns and the use of non-Western modes and instruments create a sound that may be exotic to most Western listeners, but the music is rhythmically energetic, often danceable, melodically accessible, and emotionally direct. The pieces vary widely in style, mood, and instrumentation, they are delicate, soulful, and sophisticated, and they are played with an infectious spontaneity. (x)

In preparation for this. =)

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aazzazelo:

You know you’re deformed by your interest in early music when you read “Dowland” instead of “download”

absolutemagnitude:

When Scholl met Wolkenstein
The countertenor Andreas Scholl talks to Gramophone about his disc, Songs of Myself  HERE

nichelavideoart:

A Battered Spirit Seeking Clues Amid a Multimedia Landscape
‘Winterreise’ Augmented by Kentridge Video Art
One of the most anticipated premieres at this year’s Aix-en-Provence Festival was “Winterreise,” a multimedia collaboration between the South African artist William Kentridge and the German baritone Matthias Goerne, which opened to stormy applause at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory here on Friday.

nichelavideoart:

A Battered Spirit Seeking Clues Amid a Multimedia Landscape

‘Winterreise’ Augmented by Kentridge Video Art

One of the most anticipated premieres at this year’s Aix-en-Provence Festival was “Winterreise,” a multimedia collaboration between the South African artist William Kentridge and the German baritone Matthias Goerne, which opened to stormy applause at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory here on Friday.