We are so blessed to have access to music so easily, aren’t we? I don’t often think about this, but of course back when compositions such as these were written and then initially performed the only way you could hear it was to go to a performance. Now we can get on to YouTube and find these amazing things!
That being said, there is nothing, and I truly mean nothing like a live performance. Truly. If you’ve not been, you owe it to yourself … and to performing musicians … to go!
I’m sorry to say this particular video is interrupted by commercials at the most unpleasant of times, but, well, that’s what you get for free, I suppose. Be ready to hit mute. Honestly, it’s horrendous! They don’t even wait until the end of a work or movement.
This is Vox Luminis, and I think they are performing with Belgian Baroque group, but I don’t know the name. I’ll investigate further when I have the time, or perhaps someone who reads French will fill me in. I ran it through Google translate, but who knows if I’m getting the correct info?!
For me the sound gets turned way up for things such as this!