Sunday Concert: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K 219, Turkish

Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219,  is the last violin concerto he ´wrote. He wrote it originally for his own use but re-worked it in favour of his friend the Neapolitan violin virtuoso Antonio Brunetti who succeeded  Mozart as concertmaster the following year after one Mozart fell out with his employer…

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 –…

Léo Delibes (1836–1891): Lakmé

Delibes’ Lakmé is the source of the ubiquitous soprano Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais). It’s based on an autobiographical novel by Pierre Loti Le Mariage de Loti sometimes called Raraha with a libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. Loti’s writing accounts for the, very fashionable, exoticism. Delibes composed it in 1882 and it…

Sunday Concert: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, conducted by Ann Howard Jones – YouTube

Musicians from the Boston University College of Fine Arts returned to Boston’s historic Symphony Hall to perform Mendelssohn’s masterpiece Elijah. The concert features the BU Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Chorus, conductor Ann Howard Jones, soprano Liz Baldwin, mezzo-soprano Penelope Bitzas, tenor Martin Bakari, baritone James Demler, and soprano Kira Winter singing the role of The…

Sunday Concert: Concerto Palatino Part 2 – YouTube

The second part of a con­cert give on on August 31st 2011 at the Jacobikerk Ut­recht broad­cast by the Dutch Pub­lic Broad­cast­ing Or­ganiza­tion AVRO Girolamo Frescobaldi – Missa a 8 sopra l’aria della Monica: Sinfonia per l’Introito: Canzon 29 a 8,Kyrie, Gloria, Canzon dopo l’Epistola: Canzon seconda a 4, Credo, Ricercar cromatico dopo il Credo,…