Leonardo Leo (1694 — 1744): Cello concertos (Anner Bylsma)

Although he’s now remembered as a composer of operas and theatrical accompaniments Leonardo Leo also composed religious music (I wrote about his Salve Regina back in March) he was very influential in his day numbering Piccinni, Cafaro and Jommelli amongst his pupils. His problem was that although he was a talented, versatile, and innovative composer…

Leonardo Leo (1694 – 1744): Salve Regina in C minor

Leonardo Leo was more a composer of opera than of sacred music he had a distinguished career in Naples and was quite influential numbering Piccinni, Cafaro and Jommelli amongst his pupils. His sacred music makes good use of counterpoint can be quite operatic as you can hear in this live recording of his Salve Regina…

Sunday Concert: Gala Concert 450 Years Sächsische Staatskapelle (1998)

My cup runneth over just look at the programme for this wonderful concert: Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto per l’orchestra di Dresda (G. Sinopoli & Sächsische Staatskapelle) Carl Maria von Weber – Jubel Ouverture, Op. 59 (Giuseppe Sinopoli & Sächsische Staatskapelle) Richard Wagner – Ouverture to Rienzi (Giuseppe Sinopoli & Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden) Richard Strauss –…

Ensemble Gli Angeli (Geneva): Thomas Tallis Concert – (Utrecht Early Music Festival 2015)

The vocal ensemble Gli Angeli Genève under Stephen MacLeod gave this concluding concert to this year’s Utrecht Festival of Ancient music on September 6th at the Vredenburg Tivoli in Utrecht. In line with 16th century practice the singers’ efforts are supplemented by an instrumental accompaniment in this case Renaissance recorders.  Enjoy :-). Lamentations of Jeremiah…