Musística: Orion Weiss plays Domenico Scarlatti Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15

via Musística: Orion Weiss plays Domenico Scarlatti Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15.

Release date: October 14, 2014

Orion Weiss

Orion Weiss

“Orion Weiss (born 1981) is an American classical pianist. A graduate of Julliard School, where he studied with Emanuel Ax, he is now one of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians. He has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic. His deeply felt and exceptionally crafted performances go far beyond his technical mastery and have won him worldwide acclaim.” *
* [www.orionweiss.com]
“Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (1685 – 1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the classical period. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.” **
** [Wikipedia]
Videos selected by Orion Weiss

Playlist
1 Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K. 427 – Prestissimo – Orion Weiss, piano
2 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, op. 58 (i) – Orion Weiss, piano / Festival Mozaic Orchestra / Scott Yoo, conductor – Allegro moderato (excerpt) – July 26, 2014 Live Performance – Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center – San Luis Obispo, CA
3 Bohuslav Martinů: Toccata, H. 281 – Orion Weiss, piano
4 Conversations with Nick Canellakis: Orion Weiss – Esteemed pianist Orion Weiss sits down with Nick Canellakis (and Michael Brown) for a conversation.
   

Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15 Title Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 15
Artists Orion Weiss, Domenico Scarlatti
Binding Audio CD
Label Naxos
Release date October 14, 2014

Musística: Federico Guglielmo presents Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2

via Musística: Federico Guglielmo presents Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2.

Release date: October 28, 2014

“L'arte dell'arco” diretta da Federico Guglielmo

“L’arte dell’arco” diretta da Federico Guglielmo

“Antonio Vivaldi wrote a set of sonatas, Op. 2, in 1709. First published by Antonio Bortoli in Venice in 1709 (in movable type), the collection was later reprinted by Estienne Roger (who became Vivaldi’s main publisher) in Amsterdam around 1712-13.” *
* [Wikipedia]
“The Paduan violinist Federico Guglielmo has been recognized as “a musician of extraordinary versatility” and “mature interpretative authority”, both as a soloist in baroque/classic violin and as a conductor for major groups around the world. He has conducted The Academy of Ancient Music and was then invited by groups such as The Handel & Haydn Society of Boston and the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra. In 1995 he founded the group L’Arte dell’Arco with his father on original instruments and toured the major European festivals, as well as recorded more than 75 CDs for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Sony/BMG Classical, Chandos, CPO, Stradivarius, ASV Gaudeamus, Rai Trade.” **
** [opvorchestra.it/musicisti/federico-guglielmo/]
Videos selected by Sebastián Bach Sebastián Bach

Playlist
1 Vivaldi – VIOLIN SONATAS OP. 2 2CD Brilliant Classics (artikel 94617)
2 A. Vivaldi: Op. 2 n. 8 – Sonata for violin & b.c. in G major (RV 23) / Ensemble Pian & Forte – Ensemble Pian & Forte / Fabrizio Cipriani (conductor) – 1992
3 A. Vivaldi: Op. 2 n. 1 – Sonata for violin & b.c. in G minor (RV 27) / Ensemble Pian & Forte – Ensemble Pian & Forte / Fabrizio Cipriani (conductor) – 1992
4 A. Vivaldi: RV 514 / Concerto for 2 violins, strings & b.c. in D minor / L’Arte dell’Arco – / Giovanni Guglielmo (conductor) – Federico Guglielmo (P. A. Testore, XVIII Century, Milan) – 1996
   

Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2 Title Vivaldi: Violin Sonatas, Op. 2
Artists Federico Guglielmo, Antonio Vivaldi, L’Arte dell’Arco
Binding Audio CD
Label Brilliant Classics
Release date October 28, 2014

Musística: Raffaele Pe sings The Medici Castrato – A Homage to Gualberto Magli

via Musística: Raffaele Pe sings The Medici Castrato – A Homage to Gualberto Magli.

Release date: October 28, 2014

Raffaele Pè

Raffaele Pè

“The exciting countertenor voice of Italian Raffaele Pe, which has, in the last few years, been captivating audiences at concert and opera performances given by the likes of John Eliot Gardiner, Claudio Cavina, Christophe Coin and Paul McCreesh, is now provided with a CD release from Glossa of Pe’s solo recital ‘The Medici Castrato’. Pe takes his lead from music written for Gualberto Magli, a castrato at the court of the Medicis in Florence in the first quarter of the 17th century who, through the encouragement of his teacher Giulio Caccini, became a master of the new vocal form of monody. Magli’s prowess led him to be sought after for the Mantuan première of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”, sizeable portions of which are sung here by Pe. Alongside a modern homage to castrati such as Gualberto Magli, written by Alessandro Ciccolini and seicento composers such as Francesca and Giulio Caccini and Sigismondo d’India, appear monodies by more shadowy names, such as Girolamo Montesardo and Johann Nauwach (compositions by the latter resulting from Magli working for the Elector of Brandenburg). The 17th century instrumental soundworld is conjured up on this recording by harpist Chiara Granata and theorbo player David Miller.” *
* [Amazon Product Description]

Playlist
1 Sigismondo d’India – Piangono al pianger mio – Raffaele Pe, countertenor – Chiara Granata (Triple Harp) – David Miller (Theorbo)
2 La Lira di Orfeo, a tribute to Gualberto Magli – Raffaele Pe, countertenor – Chiara Granata (Triple Harp) – David Miller (Theorbo)
3 Claudio Monteverdi – L’Orfeo – Orfeo: Simon Keenlyside
4 Mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli sings Amarilli — Giulio Caccini.
5 Jaroussky & Arpeggiata – 5 – Dispiegate – Dia spagnola – Sì dolce e’ll tormento – Damigella – Philippe JarousskyChristina Pluhar – Ensemble L’Arpeggiata – Festival Internacional Cervantino 2010 – Guanajuato, México
   

The Medici Castrato - A Homage to Gualberto Magli Title The Medici Castrato – A Homage to Gualberto Magli
Artists Raffaele Pe, David Miller, Johann Nauwach, Giulio Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi, Girolamo Montesardo, Francesca Caccini, Sigismondo d’India, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, Chiara Granata, Francesco Lombardi, __
Binding Audio CD
Label Glossa
Release date October 28, 2014

Musística: Peter Damm plays Schumann: Adagio und Allegro für Horn und Klavier

via Musística: Peter Damm plays Schumann Schumann: Adagio Und Allegro Fur Horn und Klavier.

Release date: October 21, 2014

French Horn Masterclass with Peter Damm

French Horn Masterclass with Peter Damm

“Composed just a week after the Fantasiestücke, the Adagio and Allegro, Op 70 in A flat major, for horn and piano (issued with alternative parts for violin or cello), delighted Schumann when he heard Clara rehearse it with Julius Schlitterlau, first horn in the Dresden Orchestra. Her response was even more euphoric: ‘A magnificent piece, fresh and passionate, and exactly what I like.’ Originally entitled Romanze, the Adagio is a tender colloquy for the two instruments that exploits both the heights and the depths of the new valve-horn. Schumann gives free rein to the horn’s agility in the Allegro, whose rollicking spirits are stilled in a central episode in B major that recalls the yearning melody of the Adagio.” *
“Peter Damm (born 1937, Meiningen, Thüringen) is a German horn player. He graduated from the Franz Liszt Academy in 1957. In 1959 he was appointed as principal horn of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and from 1969 to 2002 he was principal horn at the Dresden Staatskapelle. Damm has been described as “legendary”[1] – he is known for both his exceptional abilities as a player, and for his editions of many of the standard works in the horn repertoire, published by Breitkopf.” **
* [Hyperion]
** [Wikipedia]

Playlist
1 Robert Schumann – Adagio & Allegro for horn & piano – Berit Sørensen, Horn – Rikke Sandberg, Piano
2 Brahms – symphony No. 3 – 3rd mov (4/5) – Sir Colin Davis, conductor – Sk. Dresden Japan Tour 1992 – Horn: Peter Damm
3 Beethoven‘s 9th symphony, Fourth Horn solo – Horn: Peter Damm
4 Han-Na ChangRobert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro for Piano and Horn – in KBS, Korea
   

Schumann: Adagio Und Allegro Fur Title Schumann: Adagio Und Allegro Fur Horn und Klavier
Artists Peter Damm
Binding Audio CD
Label Imports
Release date October 21, 2014

Musística: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Intermezzos & Overtures – Heinz Rögner, conductor

via Musística: Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Intermezzos & Overtures – Heinz Rögner, conductor.

Release date: October 21, 2014

Ammann, Mannino, Stonikas and Rust, the lively ladies of Donne Curiose at Wolf Trap  © Kim Pensinger Witman 2011

Ammann, Mannino, Stonikas and Rust, the lively ladies of Donne Curiose at Wolf Trap
© Kim Pensinger Witman 2011

“Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876 – 1948) was an Italian composer and teacher. He is best known for his comic operas such as Il segreto di Susanna (1909). A number of his works were based on plays by Carlo Goldoni, including Le donne curiose (1903), I quatro rusteghi (1906) and Il campiello (1936).” *
* [Wikipedia]

Playlist
1 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari – Il segreto di Susanna: Ouverture – Orchestra del Teatro Massimo V. Bellini di Catania – Direttore LEONARDO CATALANOTTO
2 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: “Intermezzo” I Gioielli della Madonna – Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian RadioJan Koetsier, conductor
3 ‪Teatro La Fenice – Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Intermezzo da ‘I quattro rusteghi’‬‬ – Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice – Sir John Eliot Gardiner, direttore – 2010
4 Serenade for Strings in E flat Major – by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari – 1. Movement “Allegro” – Frankfurt Radio Symphony OrchestraAlun Francis, conductor
5 Carl Maria von Weber “Abu Hassan” – Comic opera in one act – Conductor: Heinz Rögner — Hallstein — Peter SchreierTheo Adam – 1971 – Chor der Staatsoper DresdenStaatskapelle Dresden
   

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari Title Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Artists Heinz Rögner
Binding Audio CD
Label Imports
Release date October 21, 2014