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  1. Composer Guestbooks
    Born exactly 340 years ago on 23 January 1683 (Gregorian date): Christoph Graupner Here is a selection of remarkable numbers from his life: 5626: The number of inversions and transpositions based on a 10 bar subject 1440: The approx. number of cantata arias and ariosi composed for solo bass...
  2. Woodwind and Brass
    Hi! New to the forum. I'm a pianist, looking to learn recorder, and wanted to open up discussion on a few questions.... - Were most baroque recorder pieces originally written for soprano or alto recorder? - Is it possible to tune a recorder to something other than A440? And if so, how do you...
  3. Identifying Classical Music
    Hi there, can anyone identify what piece is playing in the first 15 seconds of this YouTube video: Thanks in advance!
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello all, I have a question about the "title" structure of classical pieces. As someone who is relatively new to classical music, I'm of the understanding that Op. (Opus) is in reference to the composer's overall piece chronologically (in most cases), whereas No. (composition number) refers to...
  5. Music Theory
    Dear all, There are huge differences among the interpretation frameworks of baroque sarabands. For instance, JS Bach BWV 996 saraband (original for lute), you may find on YT a lot of different renditions, which tempo goes from slow adagio to ... saraband as a dance. Indication of the tempo...
  6. Vocal Music
    Hi, I visited page of Supraphon today and I've discovered that they released a very special CD of Czech baroque composer Šimon Brixi which is lesser known than Zelenka or Černohorský: There are actually several works that weren't recorded so far. I knew him only by this beautiful work...
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    What in your opinion were the most outstanding innovations or distinctive features of the Baroque period/style in classical music? I'm certainly neither a music historian nor musicologist, but from my own experience and understanding, it seems to me a couple that would make the short list are...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    I've recently been listening (and playing!) Pachelbel and Kuhnau's Klavierwerke. Kuhnau: https://imslp.org/wiki/Klavierwerke_(Kuhnau%2C_Johann) Pachelbel: https://imslp.org/wiki/Klavierwerke_(Pachelbel%2C_Johann) Especially the Hexachordum Appolinis and Frische Clavier-Fruchte I'm interested...
  9. Classical Music Discussion
    Hello, newbie here - I have been learning the violin for a few years and have recently started digging deeper into the various musical eras, starting with the Baroque. I was looking for modern performing groups that specialize in Baroque music and somebody recommended the channel Voices of Music...
  10. Classical Music Discussion
    It is difficult to find fugues by Vivaldi because, unlike Bach and many other composers, he never named any discovered works after the form itself; instead, they have been thrown into various larger works, such as concerti and sonatas. Thus, I have taken it upon myself to provide a list for...
  11. Classical Music Discussion
    I made the video linked below about fugues mainly for use in my own music appreciation courses, but after being laid off and the covid pandemic I have decided to try to grow my yt channel because I love making videos about classical music and music appreciation (and I can really use the side...
  12. Identifying Classical Music
    Hello Dear Fellow Members, I recently came across this video where a baroque sounding orchestral piece (most probably a concerto) can be heard in the background. If anyone among you can help me in identifying this piece I shall be extremely grateful to you. Here's the video link: The track...
  13. Religious Music
    My "performance" of the chorale "Kein' Engel, keine Freuden" (Neither angel nor joys,) with which Graupner concluded his cantata for this day, the 3rd Sunday of Lent (Oculi Sunday) in 1753.
  14. Religious Music
    On this day in 1741 Christoph Graupner directed the second of the 10 cantatas of his Passion cycle "Betrachtungen über die Hauptumstände des großen Versöhnungsleidens unseres Erlösers" (Reflections on the main circumstances of the great reconciliatory suffering of our Savior). This cycle should...
  15. Identifying Classical Music
    I would love to have this very beautiful baroque piece in my shortfilm: youtube.com/watch?v=aFuUSVjx42I&t=173s It is the first song (the one that starts at 0:00). Does anyone here knows the name of this piece? I also need to find out if I will have to pay any royalties for this, so I also need...
  16. Blog
    Pietro Antonio LOCATELLI (1695 - 1764) Complete Edition Ensemble Violini Capricciosi/Igor Ruhadze; Musica ad Rhenum/Jed Wentz rec. 1995, 2011-2014 BRILLIANT CLASSICS 94358 [21 CDs: 20:45:00] Pietro Antonio Locatelli is known first and foremost as the composer of twelve virtuosic violin...
  17. Opera
    I've been thinking about HIP lately, especially when it comes to opera singing. I've been listening to a lot more Baroque opera (which I used to think an insufferable bore) through historic recordings. Reading the reviews of these recordings, I'm struck by how consistently I read something like...
  18. Classical Music Discussion
    Hey, What do you guys think are the original performing context of the Passions and what do we gain from them and what are the disadvantages of them. I have identified that there are Cultural, Physical, Social, Personal and Spiritual functions, however I'm struggling to understand what we...
  19. Solved Cases (archive)
    can someone please help me by identifying this baroque piece from the following clip: the piece begins at the 0:22 mark. Thanks in advance!
  20. Recorded Music and Publications
    If you are interested in French 17th century music played on an old Parisian viol (1741) take a listen here
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