04. February 2012 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Violoncello da spalla · Categories: BachTrac™, NewToMyEars™

Wow …

Up until now my NewToMyEars™ has included only composers I’d not heard of, and I’ve only posted them on Thursdays at 10:00. But what about instruments? Guess I may as well start that up too. Because I can. And in my new effort to not have to be so darn rigid I’m going to post things when I feel like it. how ’bout that?!

Here is the Friction Harp, which looks like an antenna to me:

YouTube Info:

Musician and Instrument Builder Tom Kaufmann plays his prototype friction harp with a recorded keyboard accompaniment. To read more about this instrument go to: http://www.tinkertunes.com/friction-harp

12. January 2012 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Mateo Flecha · Categories: NewToMyEars™, Videos

Mateo Flecha (1481-1553)
Nuria Rial, Soprano; Carlos Mena, Countertenor

Update
I found out more about this: the group os Orphenica Lyra, and the concert is “Musique a la cour de Charles V”.

You can hear the entire concert by starting out on this playlist page.

05. January 2012 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Willem Pijper · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Willem Pijper (1894-1947)

24. November 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Georg Christoph Wagenseil · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Nope, I’d never heard of Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715-1777) before. I’m guessing trombonists have, though.

Michelangelo Falvetti has now caught my attention!

Noé : Fernando Guimarães, ténor
Rad : Mariana Flores, soprano
La Justice divine : Evelyn Ramirez, contre-alto
La Mort : Fabián Schofrin, contre-ténor
L’eau : Magali Arnault, soprano
Dieu : Matteo Bellotto, basse
La Nature humaine : Caroline Weynants soprano
La Cappella Mediterranea
Chœur de chambre de Namur
Leonardo García Alarcón, direction

Part One:

Part Two:

… and there are more! What a treat to find this!

10. November 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Josef Myslivecek · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Josef Myslivecek (1737-1781) is not a name I recognized when I ran into this video. What a surprise to read about him. I’ve read several books about Mozart, but somehow this name didn’t catch my attention, or wasn’t even mentioned. I’ll have to go back and look at them again and see.

Here’s a part of his opera Antigona:

Guillaume de Machaut (c. 1300 – April 1377): Messe de Nostre Dame

I’m putting up only three of the videos, but there are seventeen total! If you watch through number three you’ll see the fourth appear as an option to click. When that video finished the next appears, and so on. I recommend listening to all of them!

1 Gaudeamus omnes in domino

2 Kyrie

3 Gloria

Nope, never heard of American composer Kent Kennan before. I have heard this very young and talented flutist, Emma Resmini, before, though!

Kent Kennan: Night Soliloquy

The info: Emma (age 11) and Rose (piano) in recital on August 13, 2011.

Wow … eleven!

20. October 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Grigoras Dinicu · Categories: NewToMyEars™

… I haven’t a clue if this is an arrangement. I’m guessing so …? Any of you hear of Grigoras Dinicu before?

Grigoras Dinicu: Spring Hora
Gilles Apap, Kira Kraftzoff and Rastrelli Cello Quartet