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Angela
09-05-14, 07:07
I felt in the need of calming influences, so

Pachelbel, Canon in D with original instruments:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvNQLJ1_HQ0


With full orchestra:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkSp8wc8lKw

Aberdeen
09-05-14, 16:44
Beautiful. I'm not really familiar with Baroque music, but I think it's something I want to explore.

Echetlaeus
09-05-14, 16:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTnU3fk6c0E

Angela
09-05-14, 23:31
If we have one more day of gloomy, glowering, grey skies weeping all over the place...I'm going to scream!

I am now going to practice sympathetic magic and invoke Spring's return.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmOwlf99V64

Maleth
12-05-14, 10:13
Vivaldi is defiantly one of my favorites!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSYBAYbxQqU

lets see if this works as other was disabled

Angela
12-05-14, 18:21
Vivaldi is defiantly one of my favorites!



I love Vivaldi too. In fact, a friend who came over last week said, "What is this with you lately? It's like all Vivaldi all the time!" I do go through phases where I play him a lot. I have no idea what it means. :smile: I'll leave this on as I work.

I also love vocal pieces from this era. This is one of my favorites, as I have a particular fondness for counter tenor voices. Philippe Jaroussky singing Handel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5v1PuhZ2zY

Maleth
28-05-14, 20:50
I love Vivaldi too. In fact, a friend who came over last week said, "What is this with you lately? It's like all Vivaldi all the time!" I do go through phases where I play him a lot. I have no idea what it means. :smile: I'll leave this on as I work.

I also love vocal pieces from this era. This is one of my favorites, as I have a particular fondness for counter tenor voices. Philippe Jaroussky singing Handel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5v1PuhZ2zY

Simply Beautiful.

Angela
06-09-14, 17:15
From the movie Farinelli, Lascia Ch'io Pianga (Let Me Weep) by Handel, one of my favorite vocal pieces of any genre.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9h7oB0TpLY

Let me weep for my cruel fate
And sigh after freedom!
And let me sigh
Sigh after freedom!
Let me weep for my cruel fate
And sigh after freedom!
May sorrow, out of pity, break the ropes of my sufferings,
of my sufferings, out of pity.
And let me sigh after freedom!

The voice was digitally created to try to approach the voice of a castrato by combining the voice of a soprano with the voice of a tenor. I happen to absolutely love the created voice, but I doubt this is all that close an approximation of a "castrato" sound.

This is Montserrat Caballe singing it. As always, a breathtakingly beautiful voice in my opinion, but a rather emotionless interpretation, as is often the case with her, in my opinion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39yb9jUsGm8

Philippe Jaroussky does a better job for my taste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWD8d_YL30o

Maleth
19-09-14, 15:45
From the movie Farinelli, Lascia Ch'io Pianga (Let Me Weep) by Handel, one of my favorite vocal pieces of any genre.

Let me weep for my cruel fate
And sigh after freedom!
And let me sigh
Sigh after freedom!
Let me weep for my cruel fate
And sigh after freedom!
May sorrow, out of pity, break the ropes of my sufferings,
of my sufferings, out of pity.
And let me sigh after freedom!

The voice was digitally created to try to approach the voice of a castrato by combining the voice of a soprano with the voice of a tenor. I happen to absolutely love the created voice, but I doubt this is all that close an approximation of a "castrato" sound.

This is Montserrat Caballe singing it. As always, a breathtakingly beautiful voice in my opinion, but a rather emotionless interpretation, as is often the case with her, in my opinion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39yb9jUsGm8

Philippe Jaroussky does a better job for my taste:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWD8d_YL30o

very beautiful indeed.

Another favourite from one of my favourites...Vivaldi
Concerto #10 Allegro



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zekP39Da3E

gyms
19-09-14, 17:02
Hahaha,Baroque?
This is the real thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxwyQZhBlZw

gyms
19-09-14, 17:33
Wow,an other one!Haha...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jnH3rqcoU

Maleth
19-09-14, 18:46
Wow,an other one!Haha...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jnH3rqcoU

oh wow, guitar baroque, how lovely. :).... very nice piece of music.

gyms
19-09-14, 19:25
Cecilia Bartoli
In addition to Mozart and Rossini, Bartoli has spent much of her time performing and recording baroque and early classical era music of such composers as Gluck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christoph_Willibald_Gluck), Vivaldi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Vivaldi), Haydn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Haydn) and Salieri (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Salieri). In early 2005, she sang Cleopatra in Handel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Frideric_Handel)'s Giulio Cesare (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulio_Cesare), a role written for a soprano, but which is in mezzo-soprano range. She often performs with the baroque Ensemble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_ensemble) Il Giardino Armonico (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Il_Giardino_Armonico).

John Dowland[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dowland#cite_note-1) (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_music), lutenist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lute), and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melancholia) songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Britten)'s Nocturnal), "Come again (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Again_(Dowland))", "Flow my tears (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_my_tears)", "I saw my Lady weepe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_saw_my_Lady_weepe)" and "In darkness let me dwell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_darkness_let_me_dwell)", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Early music revival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_music_revival) has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutenist) and classical guitarists.

Maleth
20-09-14, 13:20
No doubt that Bartoli is one of the best, if not the best mezzo soprano around. She is defiantly amazing.

I love the Lute very much.(you just made me want to hear more of it :). The lute (oud) features very strongly in middle eastern (Iraq / Iran) music too and there are some great renditions of this instrument.

gyms
20-09-14, 16:12
No doubt that Bartoli is one of the best, if not the best mezzo soprano around. She is defiantly amazing.

I love the Lute very much.(you just made me want to hear more of it :). The lute (oud) features very strongly in middle eastern (Iraq / Iran) music too and there are some great renditions of this instrument.

That´s it,my man.And Batoli IS The Best!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lute

Various types of necked chordophones were in use in ancient Greek (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greece), Egyptian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Egypt) (in the Middle Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_Kingdom_of_Egypt)), Iranian (Elamite and others), Hittite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hittites), Roman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Rome), Bulgar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgars), Turkic (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkic_peoples), Indian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India), Chinese (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China), Armenian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_people)/Cilician (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cilician) cultures. The lute developed its familiar forms as Barbat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbat_(lute)) in Persia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persia), Armenia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia), and Byzantium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantium) beginning in the early seventh century. These instruments often had bodies covered with animal skin, and it is unknown exactly when it became replaced with a wooden soundboard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2zbAO5_jCE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRltMej-hSQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FepAWlgqt2w

Maleth
23-09-14, 18:59
Thank you for links gyms. I really enjoy this music

Angela
04-12-14, 20:40
Monteverdi-"Si dolce è'l tormento" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6e43zjwGr8&list=RDg6e43zjwGr8)
This is a good translation so I didn't bother to do my own:

So sweet is the torment
that lies in my heart,
that I live happily
because of its cruel beauty.
May beauty's fury
grow wide in the sky
without compassion;
for my devotion shall hold
like a rock against
pride's unrelenting wave.

False hope,
keep me wandering!
let no peace
nor pleasure befall me!
Evil woman, whom I adore,
deny me the rest
that compassion would give;
amidst infinite pain,
amidst broken hopes
shall survive my devotion.

There is no rest for me
in the warmth or the cold.
Only in heaven
shall I find rest.
If the deadly strike
of an arrow injured my heart,
I shall heal still,
and change my destiny,
death's very heart
with the same arrow.

If the frigid heart
that stole mine
never has felt
love's ardour;
if the cruel beauty
that charmed my soul
denies me compassion,
may she die one day
by me pained,
repenting, languishing.
http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Si_dolce_%C3%A8%27l_tormento_%28Claudio_Monteverdi %29

This is the Marco Beasely version. I really like him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6e43zjwGr8

Angela
23-05-15, 16:04
Summer is finally here...maybe...:)

So, Vivaldi's "Summer" with Zuckerman and Mehta...one of my favorite versions.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvvCGGrPUhE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvvCGGrPUhE

cpsinkule
17-06-17, 22:59
Bach's Sonatas and Partita's for solo violin!