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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann Concerto for 4 Violins in G+ TWV40

Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family’s wishes. After studying in Magdeburg, Zellerfeld, and Hildesheim, Telemann entered the University of Leipzig to study law, but eventually settled on a career in music. He held important positions in Leipzig, Zary, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann Concerto for 4 Violins in G+ TWV40

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Christian Pop Culture Beyond Salavation

There was a time when religion commissioned great and wondrous art. Awe-inspiring cathedrals were built by the most grand and innovative architects. Beautiful music for masses were composed by the greatest musical minds in history. Religious paintings were created with skills and passion that have yet to be matched, even hundreds of years later. Art . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Christian Pop Culture Beyond Salavation

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – Ave Maria – Caccini

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in A Minor RV356

Antonio Vivaldi Born: Venice, March 4, 1678 Died: Vienna, (buried July 28, 1741)

Another Italian composer and virtuoso violinist, Antonio Vivaldi is remembered today for the enormous number of concertos he composed throughout his lifetime. He most likely learned the violin from his father, himself a violinist at St. Mark’s in Venice. Antonio took . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Violin Concerto in A Minor RV356

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata Guitar Transcriptions (K1)

Of course, the original we’re not savages here at DWR. :>

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PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Stopped in at Parc du Portugal today where people were paying their last respects and remembering Leonard Cohen who lived off this little square just off The Main.

Lots of people filtering through the space every day. It’s a really nice atmosphere, nothing loud, nothing very sad either, just people with a common feeling saying . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Remembrance Day Choral Interlude – Dona Nobis Pacem – Caccini

Give us peace.

 

 

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Alberta Politics: Leonard Cohen, poet, musician, 1934-2016

But you’ll be hearing from me, baby, long after I’m gone I’ll be speaking to you sweetly From my window in the Tower of Song …

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Sonata in F Major by Georg Philipp Telemann TWV 41:F3,

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PostArctica: The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia

So, around 1972 the Stones were overdue to put out some kind of a lousy album, the 60’s were gone, law of averages, times changing, etc, etc, and they go and make one of the most raw bridge the road between rock and punk with everything American tossed in and you get yet another masterpiece, . . . → Read More: PostArctica: The Rolling Stones – Sweet Virginia

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Spooktacular Interlude – The Monster Mash

Well, it is that time of year again, and nothing really says ‘Halloween’ like the good ole Monster Mash. I’ve found a couple versions, but I like the original the best.

Sometimes updated for the times isn’t always a good thing. I’m with down with Frank’s opinion in the ‘modern’ Monster Mash.

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wmtc: what i’m reading: born to run by bruce springsteen

This is a run-don’t-walk review. Fans of Bruce Springsteen: run to find a copy of The Boss’ memoirs, Born to Run. This book was seven years in the making, and (like Chrissie Hynde’s and Patti Smith’s memoirs) written by the artist himself. It is by turns hilarious and heart-wrenching, poignant and gripping, and always . . . → Read More: wmtc: what i’m reading: born to run by bruce springsteen

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – G.Ph. Telemann: Fantasia No. 1 in A major

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Scripturient: Leonard Cohen deserves the Nobel Prize, too

News that songwriter Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for literature shook the literati worldwide. Here was a pop icon sitting in the august company of Alice Munro, Mario Vargas Llosa, Doris Lessing, Harold Pinter, V.S. Naipaul, Gabriel García Márquez, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Yasunari Kawabata, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Bernard Shaw, W. B. Yeats, Rudyard Kipling . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Leonard Cohen deserves the Nobel Prize, too

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Minuet & Badinerie from Bach’s Suite BWV 1067

The four orchestral suites (called ouvertures by their author), BWV 1066–1069 are four suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The name ouverture refers only in part to the opening movement in the style of the French overture, in which a majestic opening section in relatively slow dotted-note rhythm in duple meter is followed by a fast . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Minuet & Badinerie from Bach’s Suite BWV 1067

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Story Of Human Voice Recordings

For the longest time, historians thought they knew Edison was the first to record the human voice. Then a team of researchers realized there were earlier recordings that were made by a Frenchman without any expectation that they could be converted back into sound. Our advanced scanning and computer equipment was able to do it . . . → Read More: Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Story Of Human Voice Recordings

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach Nun danket alle Gott BWV 386

Greetings and happy Friday gentle readers. Today we have Bach’s BMV 386 complete with the associated organ prelude. So, if you’d like the entire experience as Bach intended, please listen to the prelude first, then the choral work. Enjoy. 🙂

 

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Alessandro Marcello Concerto in E minor.

Music is a generative expression of our thoughts and feelings. A couple of weeks ago we featured the adagio from Bach’s BWV 974 – guess where he transcribed it from? You guessed it gentle reader, this particular oboe concerto. The video is cued to the adagio, but feel free to listen to the allegro and . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Alessandro Marcello Concerto in E minor.

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata II BWV 1003, Fuga

Bach started composing these works around 1703, while at Weimar, and the set was completed by 1720, when Bach was a Kapellmeister in Köthen.[2] He was almost certainly inspired by Johann Paul von Westhoff’s partitas for solo violin, since he worked alongside Westhoff at Weimar, and the older composer’s pieces share some stylistic similarities with […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata II BWV 1003, Fuga

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti, Sonate K.141

Scarlatti, Sonate K.141 by Martha Argerich.   This D minor effort is one of Scarlatti’s finest Sonatas and also one of his most unusual: it is really a toccata whose focus on repeated notes is said to be an attempt to imitate the sonorities of a mandolin. In addition, it makes considerable demands on the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti, Sonate K.141

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Georg Böhm – Praeludium, Fuga & Postludium in G minor

Two renditions, first for harpsichord, then organ. Let me know if you find someone performing the piece on the piano. 🙂   Böhm was born in 1661 in Hohenkirchen. He received his first music lessons from his father, a schoolmaster and organist who died in 1675. He may also have received lessons from Johann Heinrich […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Georg Böhm – Praeludium, Fuga & Postludium in G minor

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach – Adagio from BWV 974 in D Minor

Bach works his calculated magic once again.   So when we learn that the Concerto for keyboard No. 3 in D minor, BWV 974, is based on an oboe concerto composed by Alessandro Marcello, it seems most curious — Marcello was not the skilled, stylish, and innovative composer Vivaldi was, nor was he the nephew […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S. Bach – Adagio from BWV 974 in D Minor

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Cello Suite No.1 – J.S. Bach

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J S Bach, Sicilienne BWV 1031

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Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Monteverdi Lament della Ninfa

I especially love the second movement.   Lamento della ninfa is the 18th piece from Monteverdi’s eighth book of madrigals (Madrigali guerrieri ed amorosi, 1638). The three male voices narrate the story and offer empathy to the nymph while she is lamenting over her abandonment. This movement of the madrigal is a beautiful example for […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Monteverdi Lament della Ninfa