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 –…

Sunday Playlist: Oxford in Voice – YouTube

It’s been a while since I posted a documentary so for this week’s Sunday Playlist I’ve picked the excellent set of six short documentaries by Oxford University’s official YouTube channel dealing with Oxford’s world class choral tradition. The Oxford ‘In Voice’ set of documentaries is: A six-part, six-months, behind-the-scenes web series, discovering what it takes…

Sunday Playlist: Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Love’s Goddess Sure was Blind – The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention

‘Love’s Goddess Sure was Blind’ the ode for Queen Mary’s Birthday, 1692 is Purcell’s fourth birthday Ode for Queen Mary II. It’s perhaps the most tender and intimate of the six birthday Odes and is scored strings and paired recorders. It starts with one of Purcell’s finest symphonies which is in two sections and characterised…

Sunday Playlist: Sean and Eileen Holshouser – YouTube

A short playlist today but you won’t feel deprived as it features lovely singing by Sean Holshouser and his mother Eileen. Sean is a talented 13 year old tenor/baritone whose YouTube channel I keep a close eye on. (I’ve written about his singing before  see: Music of The Pater Noster: The Lord’s Prayer – Albert…