This week’s installment of Once Upon the Internet doesn’t require much preamble – I have packaged together a number of Vivaldi concertos for your listening pleasure.
The first four concertos come from Vivaldi’s opus 4 (1712–1713) known as La stravanganza ("The Extravagance"). The set was first published in 1716 and was dedicated to a Venetian nobleman Signor Vettor Delfino. All of the concertos were scored for solo violin, strings, and basso continuo
Updated Nov-19-2013 at 13:34 by itywltmt
One more proto-opera before I get to the real thing. “La Pazzia Senile” by Adriano Banchieri is another notable madrigal comedy. It precedes what may be the first true opera, Peri’s “Euridice” by two years.
A brief “plot” summary will show at least a superficial relationship with Vecchi’s “L’Amfiparnaso”, again using elements of the Commedia dell’arte. Once more, Pantalone moons over a woman of dubious repute (this time Lauretta instead of Hortensia). He also again has a daughter (Doralice
Read also: http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...davis-obituary
Sir Colin Davis, the world-renowned conductor who led the London Symphony Orchestra for many years left us this past April after a six-month illness. He was 85.
According to his obituary (link provided above), Davis’ rich and fulfilling conducting
Updated Nov-12-2013 at 11:29 by itywltmt
November is the month in our blogging activities when we take time to remember artists and composers we have lost – next week, I plan a Playlist featuring Sir Colin Davis. Today’s Podcast Vault selection goes back to last year’s month-long look at the 75th anniversary of the passing of four composers: Gershwin, Widor, Vierne and Ravel. The podcast I chose is my Ravel homage, and will also introduce a very
Updated Nov-05-2013 at 11:30 by itywltmt
This blog, Contrasts and Connections in Music, is a compilation of regular posts on the current listening thread of this forum. These posts will compare and contrast various works with I like, many of them key works in the repertoire.
I am compiling them in this blog, an index of the latest posts is below.
They are aimed at all listeners of classical music on this forum, of all levels and interests. What I’m hoping to do is link things as well as share my thoughts.