17. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Videos

We heard The Choral Project last night, performing with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. It was a wonderful concert. My friend and colleague, Michael Adduci played a wonderful work for oboe and strings by Michael Touchi, another dear friend. And yet another friend, Barbara Day Turner, conducted portions of the concert (The conducting job was shared with the choral conductor, Daniel Hughes.) In addition there were so many in the orchestra I knew. I rarely get to concerts of friends and colleagues, aside from when I’m performing with them. It’s a joy when I can do this, and I need to get out and do it more!

And … music is a blessing. Truly.

I’ve had some difficulty posting videos recently, as I’m sure readers have noticed. I’m not sure what’s up. Please feel free to contact me when something is awry! (And thanks, Jon Geissel, for letting me know about yesterday’s and today’s issues.)

17. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: BachTrac™, Videos

If so, this is well worth your time. At least I think so.

From the YouTube page:
Johann Sebastian Bach.
Nathalie Stutzmann, Orfeo 55.
Une cantate imaginaire / An imaginary cantata
Festival d’Ambronay, 6 october 2012.

Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 42
“Getrost!” extrait de la Cantate BWV 133
“Wie furchtsam wankten meine Schritte” extrait de la Cantate BWV 33
Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 174
Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 4
“Stirb in mir, Welt und alle deine liebe” extrait de la Cantate BWV 169
“Ebarme dich” extrait de la Passion St Matthieu BWV 244
Sinfonia extraite de la Cantate BWV 21
“Nichts kann mich erretten” extrait de la Cantate BWV 74

17. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Advent, Videos

Straight from the YouTube page:
Thomas Rossin conducts his own arrangement of John Jacob Niles’ Christmas favorite. Russ Carlson, Tenor, Debra Grahn, Soprano and Karyl Rice, oboe