Sunday, 25 August 2013

Bach - Brandenburg Concertos 4-5-6

Brandenburg concertos are regarded to be among the finest compositions in the baroque era. Other compositions considered in the same level are basicaly: The Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Haendel's Water Music  and Music for the royal fireworks. So, every baroque music lover ought to listen these jewels.


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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Trauer Actus - Telemann

Telemann is the composer that in his life composed more than any other before or after, not only his instrumental repertory is vast, but also his vocal one. In the genre "cantata" he composed around 1500. Here are five of them, very dark and full of melancholy, but with the view of hope and faith.

One point that must be said about Cantus Colln is that they (the ensemble) have their own stile and what we listen is not what Telemann may have intended exactly, but Telemann along Cantus Colln and its leader Konrad Junghanel. But at any rate it's a pleasure listen to them, even though this is not their best album.


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Friday, 9 August 2013

Bach - Brandenburg Concertos 1 & 2

This Concertos leaded by Karel Brazda in 2001 are from my point of view, the best versions ever made. The sound is very clean and the playing is also clean and soft, that reveals the great dept in Bach's knowledge of the performers.


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Friday, 2 August 2013

La Calisto - Cavalli - René Jacobs

Cavalli's operas set the way in which the genre "opera" would be understood in the next generations during the baroque era. 

If you are very attached to the XIX century opera, that is, attached to composers like Donizzeti, Verdi, Bellini, Wagner,etc., you'll find these early operas quite strange and weird. Just have patience and be open mind and you'll find its sense and all its colours.


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