This is the second of two Podcast Vault selections in our Back to Bach look at the Brandenburg Concertos. This week, we will have HIP, and “so hip that you can’t stand it”, 70’s style.
Our look at Brandenburgs 1 and 2 is as HIP as they come – two performances from the great set by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; this is the set that is on my iPod, and probably my favourite of all
Updated Oct-12-2013 at 17:04 by itywltmt
This month on ITYWLTMT and on PTB, it is "Back to Bach" month, where we feature discussions on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, "two-for" style. Later this month, we will discuss the Well-Tempered Clavier on a pair of Once Upon the Internet posts, and for the next couple of weeks, a chance to dust up my two montages that take a “different look” at the Brandenburg Concertos (from December last year).
Updated Oct-01-2013 at 12:27 by itywltmt
For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.
My acquisitions for September
Mendelssohn / Schubert
This month, I posted a podcast featuring Leopold Stokowski, and it is only fair that
Updated Sep-24-2013 at 15:04 by itywltmt
Read also: Ralph Kirkpatrick: A Bibliography and Discography
Once Upon the Internet turns to the music of Domenico Scarlatti, the great Italian keyboard master whose sonatas paved the way for the massive works by Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the many classical and late-baoique works of Padre Soler, Mozart and Haydn.
Ralph Kirkpatrick (1911 – 1984), whose performances are featured today, was an American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist.
Updated Sep-17-2013 at 12:26 by itywltmt
"S" for "September" continues with "S" for "Scherzo", as in the dance-like, musical joke that has come to replace the minuet in three or four-movement works. The transition from the minuet (espooused by Haydn in particular) to the scherzo is a key step in the evolution from the classical period to the early romantic.
I don't now if we can call this the first instance of a scherzo, but certainly the third movement
Updated Sep-10-2013 at 12:26 by itywltmt