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Old 11-20-2011, 01:27 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Bach - the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Rostropovich - Cellist

I especially like the ending.

I was pleased that I could download the score for free from this website: Free-scores.com : Mondial de la Partition Gratuite (Partitions Gratuites PDF, MIDI et MP3)

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Old 11-21-2011, 11:17 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Vivaldi's Concerto for 2 Flutes in C Major, RV533
with 'Praambulum' (see youtube post)
Performed by Ensemble Caprice



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I recall someone on MusicBanter saying how sick he was of hearing Vivaldi's Four Seasons, yet I was listening to "Winter" again this morning and felt once more what a great piece it is. There's a reason it is much beloved.

"Winter" is evocative, colorful, emotional, and incredibly energetic. I like it a lot. If a person's mind had to be distilled into one piece of music, the Four Seasons is a pretty good trace to leave of oneself (understatement).

Yet as much fun as it is to listen to this piece, actually playing it is even better! What impresses me about "Winter" is how simple the orchestra parts are, at least for the violins.

Also, while playing in the orchestra one can hear parts within the music that don't project as well in some recordings, which makes performing it even more fun than just listening. For example, the cello has a very dynamic, racing line in the second, sweeter movement. I was surprised to hear the cello playing such an active and interesting part, because it can be somewhat hidden under the rest of the instruments in recordings.

Here's more about Vivaldi (who had red hair!) and the Four Seasons:
Antonio Vivaldi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
VIVALDI: "Four Seasons" Sonnets texts in Italian & English

Vivaldi - "Winter" Violin Concerto from the Four Seasons



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Vivaldi - Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 356 Op 3 No 6
Itzhak Perlman - Violinist


Earlier in the thread, I posted a different, faster performance of this, my favorite Vivaldi violin concerto. Today, however, I was listening to Itzhak Perlman and much prefer his slower, more emotional rendition (below).

I love the tenderness and tension of this stately three movement piece, which jubilates with elation and confidence at times and sorrows with melancholy at others (the chilly second movement). I also like that this concerto is fairly easy to play on the violin and has glorious "finger-twister" (as opposed to tongue-twister) sections that are fun yet surmountable challenges, such as at 2:24 in the first movement and 7:24 in the third movement.

I feel Vivaldi did a wonderful job creating a musical piece that is accessible both to listeners and performers.


Itzhak Perlman-Violin Concerto in A minor,RV 356 Op 3 No 6 - YouTube
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I was listening to Vivaldi's "Winter" this morning and felt once more what a great piece it is -- evocative, colorful, emotional, and incredibly energetic.
. . . and by some other name would sound as sweet.

Vivaldi's Concerto No. 4 in F minor: Allegro non molto

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Bach's Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
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Performed by the Amsterdam Guitar Trio
I love this. Never heard it before and now I'll need to hear the whole thing performed on guitar.
It sent me on a chase for Telemann performed on guitar but everything I found bored me. So here's some regular old Telemann: Trio in G Minor...

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