6 days, 10 hours ago

While being locked down with Covid, try to expand your mental horizons by exposure to either Western Classical or World types of music..or both!!

A good guide for the novice classical listener :https://sport7books.com/epubs/post/1993/3/vintage-guide-to-classical-music-download-free-pdf-and-ebook-by-jan-swafford-year-1993.php

Some interesting world/cultural music: Mali https://www.liveabout.com/music-from-mali-starter-cds-3553104
Moroccan Music (traditional/augmented contemporary, If you aren't familiar with Spanish influenced South America/Caribbean..https://www.last.fm/music/Fania+All+Stars
Zulu Miriam Makeba. Afro-Cuban Tito Puente Many great forms of music out there and so many are available free online!!

3 months ago

A 1997 Allegro Film written and directed by Christopher Nupen.

A film about the most charismatic performer in the entire history of Western classical music – also the most talked about, the most controversial, the most famous and the most successful classical soloist that the world of music has ever known.

"Sell all you possess, pawn everything, but go to hear him. This is the most astounding, the most surprising, the most wonderful, the most miraculous, the most triumphant, the most bewildering, the most incredible, the most extraordinary and the most unexpected thing that ever happened.
In a dream Tartini saw a devil playing a diabolic sonata – that devil was surely Paganini."
(François Castil-Blaze, Paris, 1831)

"Oh foolish world. O wondrous taste. I have never been so let down as by this so-called virtuoso. I cannot understand how, after hearing Romberg, Rode, Spohr, and Lafont, anyone can listen for one moment to such trickery. It was more like a twittering of sparrows than any legitimate musical sound."
(Hamburgisches Handelsblatt)

The story is astonishing, exciting, wildly unusual and, at the end, deeply touching. It is one of the most extraordinary tales in the history of music and it is told with all the Nupen finesse and commitment that have won him DVD of the Year Award four times in the past six years. Paganini made use of his astonishing gifts – and the gullibility of the world, to create the most elaborate and enduring legend of all instrumental soloists in Western classical music but, as so often with legends, the excitement and the chatter obscured the true figure of both the man and the artist.

In this film, Christopher Nupen looks at the legend and the strange man who created it with his dazzling combination of technical brilliance, supreme showmanship, Italian melody and unbridled manipulative skill – a man whose extraordinary personality unsettled even the most sophisticated and educated minds and provoked wildly contradictory opinions. It presents Paganini's music, shot and edited in the style developed by Christopher Nupen and his colleagues for their prize winning DVDs about Sibelius, Schubert and Tchaikovsky and combines it with extracts from Paganini's letters and quotations from both his admirers and his many detractors.

While being hailed as the greatest performing musician of his time, Paganini was denounced again and again by knowledgeable critics as a charlatan, in league with the devil, and an avaricious man with scant respect for those who responded so enthusiastically to his unforgettable gift – and contributed so readily to his vast personal fortune. Paganini used the legends to make himself not only the most famous performer of his time, but also the wealthiest by a long, long way. In time this provoked envy and resentment and, finally, a pitiable isolation.

And yet, through all of it, he served his daemon with commitment and dedication, and despite enduring ill health, drove himself forward with an energy that astonished all who came into contact with him – as only a man with an unshakeable faith in his destiny could possibly do. Along the way, he wrote a great range of original and memorable music, changed violin playing decisively and created the age of the romantic virtuoso. By the end, however, his unbending quest for gold and for glory had robbed him slowly of almost everything else.

Paganini died in Nice on the 27th May 1840 in the company of his only son Achilles, who had become his constant companion, his aide and translator and his greatest solace in his isolation and illness. He was 57 years old.

Gidon Kremer | Violinist
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
Lawrence Foster | Conductor

3 months, 1 week ago

1. Andante grazioso [0'00]
2. Menuetto - Trio [14'13]
3. Alla turca. Allegretto [19'58] ~ [23'39]
Maria João Pires

3 months, 1 week ago

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and B.C. in D minor RV 535
[transcribed for 2 Recorders]:
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro molto

Ensemble Caprice

3 months, 1 week ago

A 2007 BBC Arts, Biography Documentary narrated by Charles Hazlewood.

"Discovering Tchaikovsky" is a two-part series in which conductor Charles Hazlewood explores one of the works featured in BBC Two's accompanying drama-documentaries on the composer's life.

In each programme, Charles Hazlewood dissects the musical score itself, working through the music and explaining and analysing key points in the material with the orchestra performing fragments of the score to illustrate his points. There then follows a full performance of the score, filmed at the spectacular Empress Ballroom in Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

Episode 1: In the first programme he examines the "Fantasy Overture" from Romeo And Juliet considered Tchaikovsky's first mature masterpiece. Working with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles explores how Tchaikovsky distilled the essence of Shakespeare's great romantic tragedy into music.

Episode 2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/evXTRU7BDANp/

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Symphony No. 6 In A minor : I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo, Heftig aber markig · New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos

Time to take Iserlohn back.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

00:00 - Allegro vivace
06:52 - Largo appassionato
13:11 - Scherzo: Allegretto
16:12 - Rondo: Grazioso

Richard Goode, 1993

3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Dinosaur scene from Disney's Fantasia (1940).
Music by Igor Stravinsky

The whole movie is here:

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Stolen from https://youtube.com/watch?v=hFCDDGWEg_Y
Jan Zach (Johann Zach) - Concerto in B flat major for Oboe and Orchestra, Jiří Krejčí (oboe), Prague Chamber Orchestra, František Vajnar (conductor)

Jan Zach, called in German Johann Zach (13 November 1699 – 24 May 1773) was a Czech composer, violinist and organist. Although he was a gifted and versatile composer capable of writing both in Baroque and Classical idioms, his complex and eccentric personality led to numerous conflicts and lack of steady employment .
On 24 April 1745 he was appointed Kapellmeister of the Electoral orchestra at the court of Johann Friedrich Karl von Ostein, Prince-Elector of Mainz but he was suspended from his position in 1750 and finally dismissed in 1756. From that point on it appears that Zach never again had steady employment.

He traveled through Europe and supported himself financially by performing and selling copies of his works, teaching, dedicating his compositions, and so on. He visited numerous courts and monasteries in Germany and Austria, stayed in Italy in 1767 and between 1771 and 1772, and may have worked as choirmaster at the Pairis Abbey in Alsace.

Only a few of Zach's pieces were published during his lifetime. Toward the end of his life, Zach gave numerous compositions to the monks at the Cistercian monastery at Stams. These manuscripts comprise the largest repository of Zach's works in the world.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

A dedication i made to the honorable German soldiers who fought and died in the First World War. Also known as The Great War to most Europeans.
(Lege eine Lilie auf mein Grab)

Song name: (Valse de la Tristesse) A.K.A. Lilium

4 months ago

Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky

Souvenir de Florence

I. Allegro con spirito 0:00
II. Adagio cantabile 10:12
III. Allegretto moderato 20:41
IV. Allegro vivace 27:04

Borodin Quartet (Rostislav Dubinsky - Yaroslav Alexandrov - Dmitri Shebalin - Valentin Berlinsky)
Genrikh Talalyan
Mstislav Rostropovich
Studio recording, Moscow, 1950s

4 months ago

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 "Pathetique" - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Composed in 1893

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

4 months ago

Wie Schon Leuchtet der Morganstern, Choral Coro (Part 6); how beautifully the morning star shines, is the sixth of six parts. First performed on March 25 1725.
Wie Bin Ich Doch So Herzlich Froh

5 months, 4 weeks ago

Wie Schon Leuchtet der Morganstern, Aria Tenor (Part 5); how beautifully the morning star shines, is the fifth of six parts. First performed on March 25 1725.
Du wahrer Gottes und Marien Sohn

5 months, 4 weeks ago

To celebrate St. Philip's day the community will have Musical Oratory. With organ pieces composed by contemporaries of Our Holy Father.

7 months, 2 weeks ago

From Iceland Symphony's concert, Harpa, Reykjavík, September 10th 2015.

8 months, 1 week ago

A 1998 Claverdon Films Ltd production for NVC Arts and NDR. Arts, Biography Documentary Film directed by Tony Palmer, narrated by John Gielgud and Valery Gergiev.

Sergei Rachmaninoff is now widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th-century composers and pianists. He was born on April 1, 1873, on a large estate near the ancient city of Novgorod, Russia. His father was an army officer and his mother was a wealthy heiress. His father gambled, drank, and squandered his wife's money. He deserted his family when Sergei was nine years old.

In 1909, Rachmaninoff made his first visit to the United States, receiving an enthusiastic welcome. Afterwards, he visited America once every season. Rachmaninoff died on March 28, 1943, only a few weeks after attaining his American citizenship, and five days before his seventieth birthday. During his career Rachmaninoff wrote 145 compositions, including piano concertos and symphonies.

Rachmaninoff’s passionate music is more popular today than it has ever been. This 100-minute documentary, filmed in Russia, Switzerland and America, made with the full participation of the composer’s grandson, Alexander Rachmaninoff, celebrates the life and work of a remarkable musician and composer of genius who, forced into exile in 1917, became the greatest pianist of his day.

Featuring soloists Mikhail Pletnev (with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado, and his own Russian National Orchestra), Dmitri Hvorostovsky and young stars Valentina Igoshina, Peter Jablonski and Nikolai Putilin, the music is specially recorded with the great conductor Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra and Chorus of the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg, with which Rachmaninoff was intimately associated. Tony Palmer's film, with Rachmaninoff's own words spoken by Sir John Gielgud, is a unique and loving insight into a world long gone, but definitely not forgotten.

With thanks to MVGroup: https://docuwiki.net/index.php?title=Rachmaninoff_-_The_Harvest_of_Sorrow

1 year ago

A 2010 BBC Arts, Biography Documentary narrated by Michael Maloney.

Documentary which follows young pianist James Rhodes on a journey to Warsaw, Paris and London to discover the women whose voices had such a powerful influence on the composer Chopin. These included Konstancja, a young soprano and the object of his teenage affections; Delfina, the sexually notorious Polish Parisian emigre countess; fellow composer and opera singer Pauline Viardot; and Swedish opera star Jenny Lind, who so affected Chopin in the final years of his life.

1 year ago

**I DO NOT OWN the copyrights for this music**

String Quintet in C minor, Op. 104 - Finale. Prestissimo · Ludwig van Beethoven · Sukovo kvarteto · Karel Špelina

Beethoven: String Quintets, Opp 4 & 104

℗ 1977 SUPRAPHON a.s.

Released on: 1999-08-12

1 year, 1 month ago

**I DO NOT OWN the copyrights for this video**

Bwv1011 Mischa Maisky - Buy this DVD from : http://amzn.to/qPgbxG

1 year, 1 month ago

J. S. Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor - Second Movement - Largo - BWV 1043
One of the most beautiful pieces of music from the late baroque period. Composed in the early 18th century.

For more on the life of J. S. Bach visit www.classichistory.net

1 year, 2 months ago

**I DO NOT OWN the copyrights for this video**

Original video - https://youtu.be/9qz9J5iUesw

Beethoven: String Quartet No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.131 - 5. Presto · Emerson String Quartet

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets

℗ 1997 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Released on: 1997-01-01

Producer: Alison Ames
Producer, Recording Producer, Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer, Editor: Max Wilcox
Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Nelson Wong
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

1 year, 2 months ago

A 1995 Documentary Film narrated by Michael Gambon. Directed by Gerald Caillat, Sue Knussen and Peter R. Smith.

This is a fascinating documentary on some of the greatest conductors of all time. I would strongly recommend this film to any enthusiast of classical music.

Julius Baker: Himself
Hugh Bean: Himself
Yehudi Menuhin: Himself
Isaac Stern: Himself
Richard Mohr: Himself
Thomas Beecham: Himself (archive footage)
Leonard Bernstein: Himself (archive footage)
John Barbirolli; Himself (archive footage)
Fritz Busch: Himself (archive footage)
Wilhelm Furtwängler: Himself (archive footage)
Richard Strauss: Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Nikisch: Himself (archive footage)
Serge Koussevitzky: Himself (archive footage)
Otto Klemperer: Himself (archive footage)
Jascha Heifetz: Himself (archive footage)
Arturo Toscanini: Himself (archive footage)
Herbert von Karajan: Himself (archive footage)
Otto Klemperer: Himself (archive footage)
Serge Koussevitzky; Himself (archive footage)
Georg Solti: Himself (in TV Broadcast version) (archive footage)
Marsha Hunt: Nora Ryan (in clip from 1947 film 'Carnegie Hall') (archive footage)
Leopold Stokowski: Himself - Clip from 1947 film 'Carnegie Hall' (archive footage)
Frank McHugh: John Donovan (in clip from 1947 film 'Carnegie Hall') (archive footage)
Bruno Walter: Himself (archive footage)
Felix Weingartner: Himself (archive footage)

1 year, 3 months ago

Let’s bring some culture to this site.

Richard Wagner: Faust Overture in D minor

1 year, 3 months ago

(July 6, 2019) The second theme song for the sophisticated gentleman named Sir Timothy Jean de Wilkshire III.

Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tyshawn-Zone-Portal/233618043327493

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Listen to my music: https://www.reverbnation.com/tgvenom

Title: Enlightened Noble
Length: 5:00
Artist: TG Venom
Genre: Harpsichord/Classical Baroque
Mood: Calm, Classy, Fancy, Elegant, Eloquent, Powerful
Year: 2019

1 year, 5 months ago

for cello & soprano

2 years, 1 month ago

for flute & harp

2 years, 1 month ago

for flute & harp

2 years, 1 month ago

for cello, flute, piano & bells

2 years, 1 month ago

for harp (with haiku)

2 years, 2 months ago

for harp

2 years, 2 months ago

for trumpet, viola & choir

2 years, 2 months ago

for piano

2 years, 2 months ago

for flute & harp

2 years, 2 months ago

for harp

2 years, 2 months ago

for piano

2 years, 2 months ago

Finally have some time to post some more music; hope it will last! (Also working on new tracks for Patreon supporters.)

Anyway, here's "Moonwish" ... Thanks for listening! :-)

(My 1st vid on bitchute, woohoo!)

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This is an orchestral lullaby... Like some of my other slower pieces, this was difficult to compose as it kept making me sleepy.

The title is a bit of a rip-off of the name "Nightwish" ... adding the word "wish" to night-ish things just seems to work nicely.

Animation made with a MIDI animator I programmed in Java with jMonkeyEngine, source code at: https://github.com/wizardwalk/midi-animator/


Sample library: http://www.garritan.com/

Find more of my music at: http://wizardwalk.com/mp3s.html

2 years, 7 months ago