music for thursday


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sorry for the overly religious content if you understand and can’t handel it.. without understanding (though i know what it’s about..) you can really enjoy the harmony , interactions between the vocal and viola da gamba mixed in with harpsichord, then finally the gorgeous interweaving of baroque violin and the other 2 instruments in the entire last minute (would have been great to hear the oboe here too!). waaaay back in college just after discovering classical music, i stepped into a record store and heard a recording of Kathleen Battle singing this and fell in love with it instantly (without ever checking the meaning). In this particular take, you can interpret the voice as simply part of the 4 instruments, and likely the content is reflected in the “swing”. We can jot this down as the mildly expressive way, the “typically” way to sing Bach? As opposed to something with a bit more expression, e.g., Sandrine Piau’s version here, to super fast tempo? Am still working that into head, especially after a recent discussion on secular vs “typical” approach..

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Romina Basso radio alert

look at the cast!! and conductor!

Live radio streaming on Sveriges Radio P2
Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
Sandrine Piau, sopran
Inga Kalna, sopran
Romina Basso, kontraalt
Michael Spyres, tenor
Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester
Emmanuelle Haïm, dirigent
Live concert: 12 Januari 2018 Berwaldhallen

When: Friday 12/Jan/2018, at 7.00pm Central Eastern time, 1.00pm Eastern time, 10.00am Pacific time.
Link: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1009207?programid=4427

(also annoyingly i’ll have a telecon right in the middle of this, *(&$#%#, but i’ll keep the capturing running again. i guess the time to avoid telecon is afternoon..)

Sonia Prina radio alert

Edit: you can re-listen here.
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now, from Wigmore hall, here.

(her English is very charming 🙂 . She’s now talking about singing “Il pianto di Maria” )

(annoyingly i’ll have to leave in 1/2 hour, likely just when she starts singing.. due to a telecon meeting (meaning i can’t capture the music either), but will come back..)

Nathalie Stutzmann video stream alert

yaaaaaaay, Nathalie Stutzmann conducted Händel Messiah last night (16/Dec/2017) in Götenborg (with K.Hammarström singing the mezzo part) and it was broadcast live in cinema across entire Sweden! (they really do it right with the broadcast, her Messiah is really something, now i can’t unhear it (the dynamics, am still so sad there was no radio broadcast of it back in 2014 in Paris or in DC in 2015), especially when now listening to other conductors… In any case it is now available for ONE WEEK beginning today here!

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relatedly, she also conducted the same piece 2 weeks ago in Oslo, and there will also be a radio broadcast of that on 23/Dec/2017 at 1700GMT here.

Nathalie Stutzmann (and Sara Mingardo) stream alert

Edit: live-stream on youtube here.
Tomorrow, Friday, 1/Dec/2017 , live video stream from Dublin at 1930 GMT, 1430 East coast time, Nathalie Stutzmann conducting the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir and RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra:

(ps- now that i know there is always a stream from Dublin and São Paolo, am hoping soon she’ll also conduct Händel Messiah with Sara Mingardo singing 🙂
and Bach Matthews Passion too!).

music to start the very long weekend

we still have a meeting today at 10am.. not sure how i’m going to make it at all… and then another meeting at 2pm methinks.. whatever.. i’m ready for a very long weekend to just sleep in. and jeah, sorry, if you’re looking for a relief from Sara Mingardo’s discussion, this is the wrong place. Every time i see her live it seems to trigger even more diving in.. Especially now that i’ve learned she’s teaching a lot more baroque singing to young students, and in parallel performing really intimate pieces in small churches scattered in Italy. So, time to continue dwelling in the vault. The night has been spent searching for her pianissimo.. Here, to start the long weekend. It is on my list of the things I’d like to hear SM live in. It’s really nice to have a conductor who can clear out everything for these moments. ❤

There's also a whole playlist here.

more monteverdi snippet

ok, so i’ve just found out that more people are now taping “live” S.Mingardo’s performances, yay. Wish this thing below is in full.. but snippet is what we’ll settle for now. There’s also this other full thing which I’ve already posted in some comment section, but it never hurts to share again the goodie, and along with it a lovely write up (based on translation).

(Note the video below: the volume is by default mute, you just have to switch it on. also on mobile the vid doesn’t show up, so it’s now linked to the picture above.)