Posts Tagged ‘ BBC ’

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Water music & Music for the royal fireworks — Le concert spirituel, Hervé Niquet — BBC, Proms 2012

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June 8, 2014

Händel: Water music & Music for the royal fireworks
• Water music
• Music for the royal fireworks
Le concert spirituel
Conducted by Hervé Niquet

One of the most enjoyable and vivacious interpretations I've ever heard. "Authnentic" performances can sometimes be downright off-putting – not this one. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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Playing Elizabeth’s Tune : A concert of music by William Byrd – The Tallis Scholars

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May 18, 2014

Playing Elizabeth's Tune, was a BBC television programme that explored William Byrd's life and music  made for the BBC by The Tallis Scholars. During the making of the programme they recorded a concert of his music at Tewkesbury Abbey that illustrated the Byrd's mastery of different styles in his vocal music. In the YouTube video below you'll find the entire programme – music and commentary together with some extra material. I was delighted to discover that this unmissable programme was on YouTube in its entirety together with the extra material. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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BBC Documentary – Bach: A Passionate Life – John Eliot Gardiner

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May 4, 2014

John Eliot Gardiner goes in search of Bach the man and the musician.

The famous portrait of Bach portrays a grumpy 62-year-old man in a wig and formal coat, yet his greatest works were composed 20 years earlier in an almost unrivalled blaze of creativity.

We reveal a complex and passionate artist; a warm and convivial family man at the same time a rebellious spirit struggling with the hierarchies of state and church who wrote timeless music that is today known world-wide. Gardiner undertakes a 'Bach Tour' of Germany, and sifts the relatively few clues we have - some newly-found.

Most of all, he uses the music to reveal the real Bach.

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Mozart Documentary – The Genius of Mozart 3/3 "The First Romantic" – YouTube

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February 16, 2014

The third and final episode in this documentary series from BBC covering the Mozart's life and works. Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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Mozart Documentary – The Genius of Mozart 2/3 "A Passion for the Stage" – YouTube

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February 9, 2014

The second in this documentary trilogy from the BBC If you missed it the first part is here Enjoy :-).

markfromireland

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