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    Favorite pieces of Baroque music



    I felt in the need of calming influences, so

    Pachelbel, Canon in D with original instruments:



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


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    Beautiful. I'm not really familiar with Baroque music, but I think it's something I want to explore.

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    Vivaldi is defiantly one of my favorites!



    lets see if this works as other was disabled
    Last edited by Maleth; 12-05-14 at 18:26. Reason: video disabled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleth View Post
    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. 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    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. 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.
    Simply Beautiful.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela View Post
    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



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    Hahaha,Baroque?
    This is the real thing!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gyms View Post
    oh wow, guitar baroque, how lovely. :).... very nice piece of music.

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    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, Vivaldi, Haydn and Salieri. In early 2005, she sang Cleopatra in Handel's Giulio Cesare, a role written for a soprano, but which is in mezzo-soprano range. She often performs with the baroque Ensemble Il Giardino Armonico.

    John Dowland[1] (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal), "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Early music revival has been a continuing source of repertoire for lutenists and classical guitarists.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maleth View Post
    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, Egyptian (in the Middle Kingdom), Iranian (Elamite and others), Hittite, Roman, Bulgar, Turkic, Indian, Chinese, Armenian/Cilician cultures. The lute developed its familiar forms as Barbat in Persia, Armenia, and 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

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    Thank you for links gyms. I really enjoy this music

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    Monteverdi-"Si dolce è'l tormento"
    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/..._Monteverdi%29

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

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    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

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    Bach's Sonatas and Partita's for solo violin!

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