11. May 2018 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Eriks Esenvalds: Ancient Prairie (2015)

State Choir Latvija
M?ris Sirmais, conductor
Ilze Zari?a, violin

The Ancient Prairie – Bai Juyi (772-846)

The prairie overflows with the grass’ s rolling billows,
As the year comes and goes, it withers and grows.

The wild fire can never bum it out of view,
When the vernal breeze arises, it appears anew.

Its balmy odors drifts across the path time-worn,
Its luster of green extends to the town forlorn.

Again as I see my friend along the road depart,
I feel the grass is deep in sorrow as my heart.?

D minor Marcello … for two guitars. And they are awfully good! Bravo!

Henderson-Kolk Duo

10. July 2017 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Because I think this is beautiful.

Pearsall: Lay a Garland
VOCES8

12. February 2016 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Just because I like it … and think maybe someone else out there might as well.

From the YouTube page:

LA REVERDIE
Claudia Caffagni voce, liuto
Livia Caffagni voce, flauti, viella
Elisabetta De Mircovich voce, viella, symphonia
Doron David Sherwin voce, cornetto muto, percussioni

TRENTO MUSICANTICA 2010
Castello del Buonconsiglio 30 settembre 2010

DE STELLA NOVA: IL COSMO DI SOGNO DEL MEDIOEVO

Anonimo italiano (XIII sec.) Stella nova de le genti (lauda)
Cortona, Bibl. Comunale e dell’Accademia Etrusca, Ms. 91

Anonimo francese (XIII sec.) Pange melos (conductus)
Firenze, Biblioteca Laurenziana, Ms. Pluteus 29.1

Anonimo spagnolo (XIV sec.) Stella splendens (virelai)
Montserrat, Biblioteca del Monasterio, 1 (Llibre Vermell)

Anonimo inglese (XIV sec.) Solaris ardor Romuli / Gregorius sol seculi / Petre tua navicula /Marionette douche (mottetto)
Oxford, New College Library, Ms. 362, item XXVI

Anonimo francese (XIV sec.) Pantheon abluitur / Apollinis eclipsatur / Zodiacum signis (mottetto)
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Municipale, Ms. 222 C. 22

Anonimo inglese Novus sol de Virgine (carola)
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms. Arch. Selden B 26

Johannes Ciconia (1370ca. – 1412) O Padua sidus preclarum (mottetto)
Bologna, Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica, Ms. Q 15

Anonimo italiano (XV sec.) Ave maris stella
Faenza, Biblioteca Comunale, Cod. 117

Johannes Ciconia Per quella strada lactea del cielo (madrigale)
Lucca, Archivio di Stato, Ms. 184 (Mancini Codex)

Doron David Sherwin Celi enarrant gloriam Domini

bis
giga irlandese tradizionale

15. September 2015 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

Just because.

From the YouTube (Warner Classics) page:
New Arpeggiata album out 23 October, 2015.

28. March 2012 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

… and for my listening enjoyment too! 🙂

How about some Zelenka? This is wonderful! At least I think so. Hope you do too!

From Sub olea pacis et palma virtutis: Symphonia ZWV 175
Visegrad Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Marek Stryncl

(No way you’d catch me singing before playing!)

Un jour mon prince viendra – Quatuor Ebène

But wait! … there’s more!

So, since this is played on strings, it’s classical … right? 😉

13. March 2012 · Comments Off on Schumann Romances · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

… Clara Schumann, that is. These were published in 1855 and were written for violin and piano (yes, we oboists can steal too!). Robert Schumann’s were written in 1839. I hear similarities. How about you?

From the YouTube page:
Juan Manuel García-Cano Ruiz, oboe. Alina Artemyeva, Piano
Auditorio SONY,Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Junio 2011

29. February 2012 · Comments Off on There Will Come Soft Rains · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

… because it’s raining today. But also because I love this poem by Sara Taesdale. “… not one will know of the war, not one will care at last when it is done. Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree, if mankind perished utterly….”

There Will Come Soft Rains

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

Sara Teasdale

28. February 2012 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

I just love this music and these instruments so here you go:

and more …