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Old 11-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Here's another Baroque flute piece - Telemann's Fantasy in D Minor. I actually played this one for my university and college auditions 3 years ago and also played it, along with 2 other pieces, for my exam in April. Because I'm too embarrassed to post the video of me playing it, here's somebody else playing it for your listening pleasure

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Old 11-30-2010, 01:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Since no-one but me really cares about the flute () I'll share some beautiful flute music composed during the Baroque period. I have the sheet music for a lot of these pieces

Vivaldi - Flute Concerto in A Minor, RV 440
I love the flute, Burning Down! I don't play mine well at all but it is on my growing list of instruments to learn to play better. I especially liked the tranquil RV 440 flute concerto that you posted.

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Here's another Baroque flute piece - Telemann's Fantasy in D Minor. I actually played this one for my university and college auditions 3 years ago and also played it, along with 2 other pieces, for my exam in April. Because I'm too embarrassed to post the video of me playing it, here's somebody else playing it for your listening pleasure
I want to see you playing it! No need to feel embarrassed!

Your Vivaldi flute concertos reminded me of the Vivaldi violin concerto I loved playing when I was a child. Playing it was so much fun!!!

Whenever I hear this violin piece, I see again in my mind's eye the golden wooden floors of my childhood dining room as the sunlight shines brightly through the windows, and there, standing next to the pungent smelling geraniums, is the child me with my violin, playing alone just for the joy of it.

Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in A Minor RV356

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's one of my favourite Vivaldi pieces. I also love his Four Seasons concertos. And as for my Telemann video, you'll have to wait until after Christmas, when I might possibly be getting a new and better camera. The camera I have now is ancient and it makes my flute sound terrible! Also, I'll have to brush up on the piece And if I'm feeling up to it, I may share a couple of other vids with you all.
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That's one of my favourite Vivaldi pieces. I also love his Four Seasons concertos. And as for my Telemann video, you'll have to wait until after Christmas, when I might possibly be getting a new and better camera. The camera I have now is ancient and it makes my flute sound terrible! Also, I'll have to brush up on the piece And if I'm feeling up to it, I may share a couple of other vids with you all.
That would be lovely, Burning Down!! I'd love to see your vids.

I don't believe you, though, that anything could make a flute sound terrible..not even a bad recording. It's like trying to make a harp sound terrible. Can a harp sound terrible? I don't think so!!!
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I have a camera! Hallelujah! I decided not to make the Telemann video yet, but instead this one: Pergolesi's Concerto in G major. There's no piano accompaniment and I'm still working on the piece so there are some trip ups. I was also having problems with my flute so the tone is a little more airy than it should be. Oh well. Enjoy!



And yes, it's Baroque music!
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I have a camera! Hallelujah! I decided not to make the Telemann video yet, but instead this one: Pergolesi's Concerto in G major. There's no piano accompaniment and I'm still working on the piece so there are some trip ups. I was also having problems with my flute so the tone is a little more airy than it should be. Oh well. Enjoy!



And yes, it's Baroque music!
Yeay! You posted it! This concerto certainly has that kind of wandering, rambling feel I usually associate with Baroque music.

P.S. I love your warm, yellow room color! Very cheery.
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I'm always pleased to see male classical guitarists who defy social male-female gender conventions for the sake of their music by growing their own picks! :p
Yep, Nosferatu would be a good guitarist. BTW, music history trivia: fingernails or fingertips?. Or in other words, Aguado or Sor? Two men, two ways of playing the chords.

Sometimes "sausage fingers" are an obstacle, especially when playing a baroque guitar, which was smaller than nowadays' classic guitar (that of Torres, the so-called "Stradivari of the guitar"). But if the performer is good...



Some baroque guitars were artworks themselves:



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While listening to Baroque videos, I thought to look up "female Baroque composers" and found out there *is* one:

Francesca Caccini (1587 – after 1641) ... she disappeared from public record, so no one knows when she died. Francesca Caccini - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



The following song by Caccini reminds me a little of Enya's music. It's rather slow and threatens to put me to sleep. Maybe it would be a good "going to sleep" song:



Here's another relaxing (boring?) piece by Caccini:



Finally one with more pep:



I...don't really care for this music.
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Yesterday after playing some simple Bach minuets as violin duets with my dad, he pulled out a CD of Bach's Sonatas for solo, unaccompanied violin (BWV 1001–1003). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonatas...o_violin_(Bach)

I had never heard all three sonatas before or even fully realized that Bach composed pieces for a violinist to play all by herself or himself. The one movement with which I was familiar was the fugue movement of Sonata No. 1, which turned out to be my favorite.

I like this piece because it sounds like two violins even though it is just one person playing. Playing two notes at the same time in tune is a challenge. Itzhak Perlman makes it sound easy, though!

Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 - II. Fuga
Performed by Itzhak Perlman

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I like this piece because it sounds like two violins even though it is just one person playing. Playing two notes at the same time in tune is a challenge. Itzhak Perlman makes it sound easy, though!

Johann Sebastian Bach - Violin sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 - II. Fuga
Performed by Itzhak Perlman
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I've noticed that much of Bach's work composed for one instrument is often played on a different one as well. For instance, his Keyboard Concerto #5, ii Largo was done by Yo Yo Ma and posted on youtube a while back -- a heart-wrenching cello piece that was misleadingly labeled 'Canon'.

So I looked for your tune in another medium? and found this one:




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In a different vein, on trying to trace the origin of the following tune I have one authority
that says it's baroque period by an anonymous composer. I like it -- so here it is.


Going Home, Slow Air - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards


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