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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

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu, Op. 66

We’ll quietly file this under things that I won’t be able to play anytime soon. :)   Chopin’s Fantaisie Impromptu in c sharp minor is a technically difficult but also very fun piece to play, and it’s easy to see why it’s among Chopin’s most famous and popular works. It is interesting to note that […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Chopin Fantaisie-impromptu, Op. 66

Scripturient: A little musical Canadiana

Among my collection of many (many!) vintage song books and song sheets, I have a bundle of patriotic music from WWI. I was browsing through them again this week and found several songs written and published during the war, either as songs for the soldi… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: A little musical Canadiana

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Jacchini Cello Sonata in A minor

Giuseppe Maria Jacchini (yah-KEE-nee) was an important composer in the development of music for the cello in the Baroque era. His composition teacher was Giacomo Antonio Perti and his cello teacher Domenico Gabrieli, and it was said that Jacchini was his star pupil. On October 31, 1689, he became a regular cellist of the orchestra […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Jacchini Cello Sonata in A minor

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann: Quatuor Parisien / Modéré

On a bit of baroque kick as of late. Liking this ensemble muchly. :)   Filed under: Music Tagged: Telemann, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Telemann: Quatuor Parisien / Modéré

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Concerto for Recorder & Viola da Gamba in A minor TWV52:a1

Georg Philipp Telemann (14 March 1681 – 25 June 1767) (German pronunciation: [ˈteːləman]) 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 […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Concerto for Recorder & Viola da Gamba in A minor TWV52:a1

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi Recorder Concerto RV 433

The Largo and Presto movements from Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in F Major for Recorder and Strings, RV 433, with soloist Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder, and the San Francisco Early Music Ensemble Voices of Music. Such a far cry from the elementary music classes that feature the recorder.Filed under: Music Tagged: La tempesta di mare, RV […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi Recorder Concerto RV 433

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – CHANTICLEER: Oy Polná, Polná Koróbushka

Korobeiniki” (Russian: Коробейники, lit. Peddlers) is a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, describing their haggling over goods in a veiled metaphor for courtship. The song “Korobeiniki” is based on a poem with the same name by Nikolay Nekrasov, written and printed in the Sovremennik magazine in […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Choral Interlude – CHANTICLEER: Oy Polná, Polná Koróbushka

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Folk Interlude – The Dangling Conversation

It’s a still life watercolour Of a now-late afternoon As the sun shines through the curtained lace And shadows wash the room And we sit and drink our coffee Couched in our indifference, like shells upon the shore You can hear the ocean roar In the dangling conversation And the superficial sighs The borders of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Folk Interlude – The Dangling Conversation

Scripturient: Boris Godunov

I’m not sure why Boris Godunov, moves me like it does, but it has a curious, emotional effect on me. It’s a sprawling tragedy mixed with politics and betrayal, weighted down by brooding and scheming characters, a fickle mob, a holy fool, a … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Boris Godunov

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Don’t Speak

No Doubt is one of my favourite bands, it seems, they have a song for almost any occasion. You and me We used to be together Everyday together always I really feel That I’m losing my best friend I can’t believe This could be the end It looks as though you’re letting go And if […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Don’t Speak

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – VNV Nation – Legion

In honour of VNV nation making their way here to North America, and coming to Alberta, we at DWR present their song “Legion”. For those who like a more classical take on the piece. Enveloped in a sentiment A sound that rushes over me Engage an impulse to pretend I have a faith as pure […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – VNV Nation – Legion

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Buena Vista Social Club

The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of international interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with international stars from different musical genres. The “Buena Vista Social Club” name became an umbrella term to […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – The Buena Vista Social Club

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

Well, with a neat visualization of how the bowing on this particular piece works a master work becomes even more interesting. :) Filed under: Music Tagged: 1st Movement, Bach, Cello Suite No. 1, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Baroque Interlude – Cello Suite No.1 J.S. Bach

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Malagueña Salerosa

Malagueña Salerosa — also known as La Malagueña — is a well-known Son Huasteco or Huapango song from Mexico, which has been covered more than 200 times[1] by recording artists. The song is that of a man telling a woman (from Málaga, Spain) how beautiful she is, and how he would love to be her […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Malagueña Salerosa

Things Are Good: A Tribe Singing For The Future

Earth Guardians are a new group which is poised to take the political music scene by storm. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is leading the Earth Guardians around the world to take charge of the planet’s future by changing our attitude and policies. He spreads sick wisdom while dropping hot beats all while spiting hot fire! Xiuhtezcatl Martinez […]

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Dead Wild Roses: Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Classical Musician?

The CBC always comes through for me providing this helpful video on things that one just simply needs to know while on the rigorous path to classical musicianship.   The viola/trombone burn is strong with this one. :)  Filed under: Music Tagged: Classical Music, Funny, How to be a… . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Do You Have What It Takes to Be A Classical Musician?

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

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 soloist with hand-crossings and other keyboard acrobatics […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Scarlatti Sonata in D Minor K141

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Alessandro Marcello – J.S. Bach – Piano: Anne Queffélec – Auszug BWV 974

I hear beautiful music on the CKUA morning show, and then I have to share it, and furtively download the sheet music so I can reconfirm that is way above my grade level. :)   “It is common practice in the drafting of the oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello, resorting in the second set […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Alessandro Marcello – J.S. Bach – Piano: Anne Queffélec – Auszug BWV 974

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

Greetings folks. A little bit of cross pollination going on today for this interlude. Last Saturday we were looking for female power anthems – songs that inspire and make you want to grab the world by the lapels and give it a good shake. Finding songs by dudes about taking names and kicking ass, was […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Musical Interlude – Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri

PostArctica: Today’s Walk

Went to the Point today, not a long walk but a good one. Marguerite Bourgeoys Park. Random telephoto shot of sculpture in the park. Further up Wellington. Les Filles du Roi. […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Today’s Walk