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Sunday Concert: Freiburger Barockorchestra – Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 1-6 (BWV 1046-1051) – YouTube

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October 27, 2013

After all that Schubert how about some Bach? Enjoy :-).

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Sunday Concert: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony No.104 Jansons/BRSO(2009Live) – YouTube

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April 14, 2013

This week's Sunday concert is The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks performing Haydn's Symphony No.104 in D major, Hob.I:104 "London" live at Gasteig, Munich, on September 29th 2009, the conductor was Mariss Jansons. Enjoy :-).

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Sunday Playlist: Oxford in Voice – YouTube

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February 3, 2013

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 to sing at a world-class level in Oxford's renowned choirs. (Source: EDU – YouTube).

The series as a whole gives a good overview of choral life in Oxford with each episode covering a different aspect of what goes to make up a world famous choral tradition:

  1. Oxford in Voice (1/6): The Choir
  2. Oxford in Voice (2/6): The Organ
  3. Oxford in Voice (3/6): The Mind
  4. Oxford in Voice (4/6): The Composer
  5. Oxford in Voice (5/6): The Voices
  6. Oxford in Voice (6/6): Christmas

I've included the playlist in two formats – there's the standard YouTube playlist which, depending on your browser settings, makes it easier to play the videos back-to-back as a series and also using the "Saturday Chorale" playlist format which presents the video as a gallery making it easier to focus on or revisit particular videos. Whichever option you choose enjoy :-).

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

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January 27, 2013

Queen Mary II - Peter Lely Captioned 350x538'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 by very rich scoring. The first part is dominated by a six-note falling scale and a melody (which we hear only once in the violins, but three times in the viola and combines typically Purcellian wistfulness with glorious harmonies. The triple-time second section appears lighter in character at first but as we listen we become aware of an underlying melancholic mood which becomes more marked as the music progresses. The symphony gives way to the Ode's text with the first lyrics of Charles Sedley's opening words being sung by the countertenor whose solo leads to one of Purcell's typically elegant string ritornelli.

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Sunday Playlist: Une Fête Baroque! 10th Anniversary concert / Emmanuelle Haïm Le Concert d’Astrée – YouTube

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January 13, 2013

Une Fête Baroque! Festival of Voices - Live from Paris the 10th Anniversary concert with Le Concert d'Astrée & Emmanuelle Haïm

Composers: Händel, Rameau, Lully, Purcell

Other than to say 'enjoy' further comment from me is superfluous in the face of just over 2½ hours of such musical riches.

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