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Just the one musical object today -a fine piece of the late string quartets from Beethoven.

Beethoven, String Quartet No. 14, C-sharp minor



Performed by The Alexander String Quartet, accompanied by an animated graphical score.
jazzy_dave: (Jazzy D in da house)
One final piece of music for the night -

Joseph Haydn - String Quartet op. 50 "The Frog"



String quartet in D major, op. 50, no 6 "The Frog"
Tokyo String Quartet
jazzy_dave: (reflective mood)
So, after such a downer of a day some music to lift things backup again - and WiFi everywhere tonight seems to be so slow and crap -


To Rococo Rot -Speculation Ship



More music here )

Enjoy.
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
The music selection is just one today but in light of this sale one i have always thought was a masterpiece - a manuscript of the score was sold recently for a record 4.5 million.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/29/mahler-second-symphony-manuscript-sold-record-sum

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No.2 "Resurrection"



Symphony No 2 "Auferstehung""Resurrection"
by Gustav Mahler
Barbara Hendricks, soprano
Christa Ludwig, contralto
The Westminster Choir
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leonard Bernstein, conductor
jazzy_dave: (Jazzy D in da house)
Some music to relax by -

Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune



Performed by Kun Woo Paik

I just love this piece.

Back to the big music selections next week okay!

Good Night

Nov. 22nd, 2016 11:51 pm
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and some music to go with it -

Beethoven- Moonlight Sonata (Mvt. 1)



Sweet dreams.
jazzy_dave: (reflective mood)
And finally - some soothing classical music for that forthcoming midnight hour.

Despite his antisemitism he was a great composer.

Wagner - 'Tristan und Isolde' - Prelude and Liebestod (Barenboim - Chicago Symphony Orchestra)



Enjoy.
jazzy_dave: (Jazzy D in da house)
And finally , a soothing modern bit of stringy stuff -


Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings




Leonard Bernstein and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Enjoy.

Adagietto

Nov. 10th, 2016 10:58 pm
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And finally- something relaxing ....

Gustav Mahler - Adagietto from Symphony no. 5



The Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim. Gustav Mahler's Adagietto from his 5th Symphony in C sharp minor.

Fanfare

Nov. 9th, 2016 07:42 pm
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I was thinking of doing a music post today since it has been a good few days since i done one.
For now,and knowing what repercussions have come across the pond, this seems to be the most appropriate track -

Aaron Copland - Fanfare For The Common Man



This fanfare was written on request from Eugene Goossens, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, in response to the US entry into the Second World War.

During the First World War, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra had asked British composers for a fanfare to begin each orchestral concert. It had been so successful that he thought to repeat the procedure in World War II with American composers.

Goossens suggested titles like Fanfare for Soldiers, but Copland gave it the much better title Fanfare for the Common Man.
The piece was premiered 12 March 1943 at income tax time, as a homage to the common homo sapien.

Even though it is American, I think it should be the "official" fanfare for all the common people in the world. Kind of like they did the moon landing for all mankind.
This is just my personal opinion.
jazzy_dave: (Jazzy D in da house)
Following on the BBC Radio 3 River of Music day on Sunday of continuous music.

More musical bifurcations -

Henry Purcell - Passacaglia from King Arthur



An astonishing performance by the English Concert and Choir, conducted from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock, shining with emotional and technical perfection. I felt nothing but pure euphoria when listening to their recording of Henry Purcell's semi-opera King Arthur, Z 628, 1691, and especially from the hauntingly beautiful Passacaglia from Act IV.

More music here )
jazzy_dave: (Jazzy D in da house)
Another musical journey - and this is a genre hopping one-

Hildegard von Bingen - O Jerusalem aurea civitas



More music here )
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
One of Beethoven's last substantial works are the Late String Quartets. Here is his Opus 135.

Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet no. 16



The String Quartet No. 16 in F major, op. 135, by Ludwig van Beethoven was written in October 1826[1] and was the last substantial work he finished. Only the last movement of the Quartet op. 130, written as a replacement for the Große Fuge, was written later. The op. 135 quartet was premiered by the Schuppanzigh Quartet in March 1828.

The work is on a smaller scale than his other late quartets. For the third movement, Beethoven used variation techniques; he also did this in the second movement of his Quartet op. 127.[2] Under the introductory slow chords in the last movement Beethoven wrote in the manuscript "Muß es sein?" (Must it be?) to which he responds, with the faster main theme of the movement, "Es muß sein!" (It must be!). The whole movement is headed "Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß" ("The Difficult Decision").

It is in four movements:

Allegretto
Vivace
Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo

"Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (The difficult decision)." Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Muss es sein?/Must it be?) -- Allegro (Es muss sein!/It must be!) -- Grave, ma non troppo tratto -- Allegro

Performed by: The Borromeo String Quartet
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Some pre-midnight classical music for today -


Beethoven Piano Sonata No 29 B♭ major Op 106 Hammerklavier
Alfred Brendel





Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No 29 B♭ major Op 106 Hammerklavier
Alfred Brendel, piano
1. Allegro 0:00
2. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I) - 2. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I) 11:37
3. Adagio sostenuto 14:14
4. Largo - Allegro risoluto 32:45

More Bach

Sep. 12th, 2016 07:23 pm
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My fave interpreter of Bach - Glenn Gould.

Glenn Gould 1/4 Goldberg Variations (HQ audio - 1981)





Glenn Gould-J.S. Bach-The Well Tempered Klavier (HD)



Enjoy!
jazzy_dave: (pipe man)
For the late post some Bach is in order - J.S.of course, Johann Sebastian Bach to yours truly.

Glenn Gould-J.S. Bach-The Art of Fugue



Johann Sebastian Bach - ''Little'' Fugue in G minor, BMV 578




Enjoy.
jazzy_dave: (pipe man)
Final post of the evening , some classical music and one of my fave symphonic poems -

Rimsky Korsakov : "Scheherazade " Symphonic Suite Op.35




Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by
André Previn
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Final post tonight - some classical music -

"Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky



I. Adagio - Allegro non troppo (0:00)
II. Allegro con grazia (20:25)
III. Allegro molto vivace (28:22)
IV. Adagio lamentoso (37:44)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, cond.
Recorded in 1990

Enjoy.
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Another fine piece of music by Alan Hovhaness.

Alan Hovhaness - Symphony No. 22 "City Of Light"



Recorded by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra from the Angel of light CD.
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
A quiet evening in the common room , just me for the past hour or so. It is absolutely bliss. It is also quite a muggy night so i will be off soon to watch a dvd in my room.

Meanwhile, another piece of American classical music.

Lou Harrison: Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra (1997)




Lou Harrison (1917-2003): Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra (1997).

I. Allegro 0:00
II. Bits and Pieces. Troika 4:12
III. Bits and Pieces. Three Sharing 7:05
IV. Bits and Pieces. Wind and Plumb 9:56
V. Bits and Pieces. Neapolitan 12:55
VI. Threnody for Richard Locke 14:06
VII. Estampie 19:28

Wu Man, Pipa
The New Professional Orchestra, London directed by Rebecca Miller.

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