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==Introduction==
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*[https://musescore.org/en Musescore]  is good musicwriting freeware
  
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*[https://www.lifewire.com/free-classical-music-downloads-1358036 Top Five Free Classical Music] download sites.
  
[https://www.lifewire.com/free-classical-music-downloads-1358036 Top Five Free Classical Music] download sites.  
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*[https://www.stringquest.com/all-open-strings-violin-viola-cello-bass/ Viola open notes in alto clef], and cello and violin too.  
  
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==[[Sheet music]]==
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==[[Obscure Composers Article]]==
 
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==Music Criticism=
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==Music Criticism==
 
*[https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1283/the-art-of-the-musical-stephen-sondheim "Stephen Sondheim, The Art of the Musical,"]  
 
*[https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1283/the-art-of-the-musical-stephen-sondheim "Stephen Sondheim, The Art of the Musical,"]  
 
Interviewed by James Lipton The Paris Review (1997). Excerpted in https://www.unz.com/isteve/into-the-woods/.  
 
Interviewed by James Lipton The Paris Review (1997). Excerpted in https://www.unz.com/isteve/into-the-woods/.  
 
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==Music Criticism==
 
  
 
===Send in the Clowns, and Sondheim generally===
 
===Send in the Clowns, and Sondheim generally===
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==Bach, Johann Sebastian==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zveKEk3A5fo The Musical Offering] as orchestrated by Webern. 9 minutes.
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== BEATLES==
 
== BEATLES==
 
*[http://youtube.com/watch?v=0pGOFX1D_jg  Love Me Do.  ] Audio only.
 
*[http://youtube.com/watch?v=0pGOFX1D_jg  Love Me Do.  ] Audio only.
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbBmH9mj2R0 Complete quartets] by the Hungarian Quartet (no ads) and  
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbBmH9mj2R0 Complete quartets] by the Hungarian Quartet (no ads) and  
 
Quartets [http://youtube.com./watch?v=77xBZf0XcBY  1] and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=TPk0Gv3LBpA 2] and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=Jbi09i3iPoo 5](with members all telling us about it, as classical performers always should do), opus[http://youtube.com./watch?v=QQWVlCZyrWY  59-1 ] , opus [http://youtube.com./watch?v=VcVOOv0pl9g  59-2](starts with two chords), opus [http://youtube.com/watch?v=S4cOshcxRFE 59-3](starts with lots of chords), [http://youtube.com/watch?v=JVVdMzv02s8  Quartet 12] and  [http://youtube.com/watch?v=a7wk0M125JM  14  ] opus 131, and [http://youtube.com/watch?v=gumi5pEpOaA  15](Lydian mode, slow start) and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=MVOQu481uZQ 16 ] .
 
Quartets [http://youtube.com./watch?v=77xBZf0XcBY  1] and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=TPk0Gv3LBpA 2] and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=Jbi09i3iPoo 5](with members all telling us about it, as classical performers always should do), opus[http://youtube.com./watch?v=QQWVlCZyrWY  59-1 ] , opus [http://youtube.com./watch?v=VcVOOv0pl9g  59-2](starts with two chords), opus [http://youtube.com/watch?v=S4cOshcxRFE 59-3](starts with lots of chords), [http://youtube.com/watch?v=JVVdMzv02s8  Quartet 12] and  [http://youtube.com/watch?v=a7wk0M125JM  14  ] opus 131, and [http://youtube.com/watch?v=gumi5pEpOaA  15](Lydian mode, slow start) and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=MVOQu481uZQ 16 ] .
* Symphonies  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CplmVMyPH80 One with Bernstein] and  [http://youtube.com./watch?v=W5NsPOgyALI Seven with Karajan ]  
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* Symphonies  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CplmVMyPH80 One with Bernstein] and  [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsLHqr2e5TA Two] (Oslo, 35 minutes)  and [http://youtube.com./watch?v=W5NsPOgyALI Seven with Karajan ]  
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*The [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NOF_ueaxJ4 Kreutzer Sonata].
 
*The [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NOF_ueaxJ4 Kreutzer Sonata].
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* The [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4muQttjFxE Ghost Trio] (with score)
 
* The [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4muQttjFxE Ghost Trio] (with score)
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*[https://vimeo.com/617285536 Waldstein Sonata] (op. 53) in too fast a performance on Vimeo. 9 minutes
  
 
== BOCCHERINI==
 
== BOCCHERINI==
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=zZbcIVTuHKQ  Complete Cello Concertos ]  
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*[http://youtube.com/watch?v=zZbcIVTuHKQ  Complete Cello Concertos ]
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*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ4tqM7n-4A String Quartet in G major]
  
 
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==Christmas Music==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UznpnMXVQOQ Tennessee Ernie Ford]
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjywAed4ywg Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat Cole, etc. album] (56  minutes, You-Tube)
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjywAed4ywg Andy Williams]
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==COATES, ERIC==
 
==COATES, ERIC==
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5XBD0SOow  The Three Elizabeths Suite]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5XBD0SOow  The Three Elizabeths Suite]
 
  
 
== PETER CORNELIUS==
 
== PETER CORNELIUS==
1859. ''Ein Ton'' (One Tone) in [http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ALqXaervew  German] and [http://youtu.be/WEtctSobrqY English ]. Sheet music (free) <a href="http://wnload-sheet-music.php?pdf=2372# ">  here. </a>
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1859. ''Ein Ton'' (One Tone) in [http://youtube.com/watch?v=9ALqXaervew  German] and [http://youtu.be/WEtctSobrqY English ]. Sheet music (free) [http://wnload-sheet-music.php?pdf=2372#   here.]
 
(Thanks, Professor David Hirshleifer, for telling me of this.)  The English is much better--- extraordinary and moving. I can't remember ever hearing such a striking improvement on the standard rendition of a piece of classical music. And it's surprising to find the English better than the original which is, to be frank, boring and mediocre when a soprano sings it as an art song. I wonder what Germans would think?   
 
(Thanks, Professor David Hirshleifer, for telling me of this.)  The English is much better--- extraordinary and moving. I can't remember ever hearing such a striking improvement on the standard rendition of a piece of classical music. And it's surprising to find the English better than the original which is, to be frank, boring and mediocre when a soprano sings it as an art song. I wonder what Germans would think?   
 
There is [hundredyearslate.wordpress.com/?s=nelligan  a webpage]at HundredYearsLate on this song.
 
There is [hundredyearslate.wordpress.com/?s=nelligan  a webpage]at HundredYearsLate on this song.
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     Whistling that song is kind of stupid. <br>
 
     Whistling that song is kind of stupid. <br>
 
But I could hear the piano in my mind.
 
But I could hear the piano in my mind.
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==Country Songs==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV9mPfHoUak Give Me Forthy Acrs and I'll Turn THis Rig Around", ] Willis Bros.
  
 
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[http://youtube.com/watch?v=llB7NaWLUc4">Jacqueline du Pré ] , Dvořák Cello Concerto.
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=llB7NaWLUc4">Jacqueline du Pré ] , Dvořák Cello Concerto.
 
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==EBERL, ANTON==
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkjmqkB6x0o Symphony in E-flat major, Op.33] (1803) and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8WGqQH6wTs Symphony in D-minor, Op.34] (1804) ] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeXGz1y16DA&authuser=0  Violin Sonata op. 50] (recommended by Prof. Timothy Jackson)
 
 
 
==ELGAR==
 
==ELGAR==
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=vLNLvcBmoqo Enigma Variations.  ]
 
[http://youtube.com/watch?v=vLNLvcBmoqo Enigma Variations.  ]
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==Handel, George==
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*[https://vimeo.com/540431339 Messiah] oratorio, Hillsdale choir, 2 hours, on Vimeo.
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==Hasse, Johann Adolf==
 
==Hasse, Johann Adolf==
 
*[https://youtu.be/zF5p12F5ymY  Artaserse  Sinfonia (1760).]
 
*[https://youtu.be/zF5p12F5ymY  Artaserse  Sinfonia (1760).]
  
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==Haydn, Franz==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06Vg0EUnrgQ St. Cecilia Mass], 1 hr 18min.
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*[https://vimeo.com/494564768 Nelson Mass], Vimeo.
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==Hoffman, Joseph==
 
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==Krommer, Franz==
 
  
  
 
==Lehar, Francis==
 
==Lehar, Francis==
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djc7QQeyT9c  Land of Smiles video] from 1961 and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultt6LbI51Q 1930], with the original Fritz Tauber but a bad Mi,  and [https://imslp.hk/files/imglnks/euimg/b/b6/IMSLP381718-PMLP364005-Leh%C3%A1r_Das_Land_des_L%C3%A4chelns.pdf The Land of Smiles] score, in German and [https://rasmusen.org/special/Lehar_Land_of_Smiles.pdf lyrics in English] (Jerry H. translation).  
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djc7QQeyT9c  Land of Smiles video] from 1961 and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultt6LbI51Q 1930], with the original Fritz Tauber but a bad Mi,  and [https://imslp.hk/files/imglnks/euimg/b/b6/IMSLP381718-PMLP364005-Leh%C3%A1r_Das_Land_des_L%C3%A4chelns.pdf The Land of Smiles] score, in German and [https://rasmusen.org/special/Lehar_Land_of_Smiles.pdf lyrics in English] (Jerry H. translation).  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkPsr5SPN3Y Eva] (1911).
  
 
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== MAYER, LAUREN==
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSnAgRZMumQ  Time Change],  a liberal com ic song after The Time Warp from Rocky Horror (2022).
  
 
==MOLTER==
 
==MOLTER==
 
*[http://youtube.com/watch?v=oKMC8HvjVus Complete cantatas. ] After reading about Jack's "molter vivace" joke in ''The Far Side of the World.'' Molter really is good!
 
*[http://youtube.com/watch?v=oKMC8HvjVus Complete cantatas. ] After reading about Jack's "molter vivace" joke in ''The Far Side of the World.'' Molter really is good!
 
  
 
==MORINI, GUIDO==
 
==MORINI, GUIDO==
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*[https://youtu.be/H3v9unphfi0 Allegri's Miserere Mei]. See [https://richardvigilantebooks.com/what-song-did-mozart-steal-from-the-vatican/  Richardvigilantebooks.com/] : "Writing down ‘Miserere’ by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri, was punishable by excommunication, but 14 year old Mozart committed it to memory…"
 
*[https://youtu.be/H3v9unphfi0 Allegri's Miserere Mei]. See [https://richardvigilantebooks.com/what-song-did-mozart-steal-from-the-vatican/  Richardvigilantebooks.com/] : "Writing down ‘Miserere’ by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri, was punishable by excommunication, but 14 year old Mozart committed it to memory…"
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*[https://vimeo.com/553754818  Symphony 41] (Jupiter, Vimeo).
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*[https://vimeo.com/240369823 Requiem], from Vimeo (Bergen Philharmonic)
  
 
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*[https://kennethwoods.net/blog1/2007/11/06/podcast-rcco-death-and-the-maiden/ Death and the Maiden blogpost]  and [https://kennethwoods.net/blog1/product/visions-of-childhood-four-last-songs-eso-april-fredrick-nimbus/ album with a very good recording].
 
*[https://kennethwoods.net/blog1/2007/11/06/podcast-rcco-death-and-the-maiden/ Death and the Maiden blogpost]  and [https://kennethwoods.net/blog1/product/visions-of-childhood-four-last-songs-eso-april-fredrick-nimbus/ album with a very good recording].
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDGcyKhPV0M COmplete Schubert string quartets]
  
 
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==SCHUMANN==  
 
==SCHUMANN==  
Symphony  [https://youtube.com./watch?v=xmXWs-nPSjc 1] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAnB45ZGIts 2].
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Symphony  [https://youtube.com./watch?v=xmXWs-nPSjc 1] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAnB45ZGIts 2] and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl3RAqmN3Oo 4] (Karajan, 31 minutes) and [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUes-2BON2s Norrington talk on Number 4 ] (10 minutes)
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==SHOSTAKOVICH==
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[https://youtu.be/ZyURjdnYQaU Preludes and Fugues, Op 87], piano pieces in classical style.
  
 
==SOUSA==
 
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==WAGNER==
 
==WAGNER==
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3CS0xficoFLying Dutchman ]  with score.  
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI3CS0xficoFLying Dutchman ]  with score.  
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*[https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=wagner+lohengrin&&view=detail&mid=08F3457961D035EAC58208F3457961D035EAC582&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dwagner%2Blohengrin%26FORM%3DHDRSC3 Lohengrin], Kemp (3hrs 38min)
  
 
* [http://youtube.com./watch?v=9d-3nqzKTKU Rheingold,] China;  
 
* [http://youtube.com./watch?v=9d-3nqzKTKU Rheingold,] China;  
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufTndujS5Bs Gotterdammerung, no ads?]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufTndujS5Bs Gotterdammerung, no ads?]
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{{Quotation| The name of the villa Wahnfried, is interesting. Wahnen means endless striving of an artist for the fulfillment of his aspirations and the triumph of his art. So Wahnfried (Wahnen free) was the name chosen and even today we can see Wagner's motto on the front: "Here where my delusions have found peace, let this place be named Wahnfried."... In a shady grove beyond the garden, surrounded with ivy, is the tomb of Richard and Cosima Wagner. The stone is unmarked, because as Wagner insisted, as long as it remained, everyone would know who was buried there. ...}}
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{{Quotation| Symphonies - initially - held little interest, and chamber  music  none  at  all. There  is  no  record  of  his ever  having  attended  a  chamber  concert  or a lieder recital. His attendance at symphony concerts was increasingly rare as time passed and, when chancellor, he seldom  appeared  except  on  ceremonial  occasions.}}
 
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==WOLFL, JOSEPH==
 
[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPfyzhZGcAg Piano Concerto No.1 in G major, Op.20] (recommended by Prof. Timothy Jackson)
 
  
 
==ANONYMOUS==
 
==ANONYMOUS==
 
The [http://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=42&v=Va6yxMru9jE&feature=emb_title  Le Boudin, ]the [http://foreignlegion.info/songs/le-boudin/  Sausage Song] of the  Foreign Legion that insults the Belgians ] . They're not politically correct. A more polished version, probably sung by professionals, and with subtitles is [http://youtube.com/watch?list=RDVa6yxMru9jE&v=FKGLGFQSpXE&feature=emb_rel_end  here.  ]
 
The [http://youtube.com/watch?time_continue=42&v=Va6yxMru9jE&feature=emb_title  Le Boudin, ]the [http://foreignlegion.info/songs/le-boudin/  Sausage Song] of the  Foreign Legion that insults the Belgians ] . They're not politically correct. A more polished version, probably sung by professionals, and with subtitles is [http://youtube.com/watch?list=RDVa6yxMru9jE&v=FKGLGFQSpXE&feature=emb_rel_end  here.  ]

Revision as of 17:13, 25 May 2022

Introduction

Sheet music

Obscure Composers Article


Music Criticism

Interviewed by James Lipton The Paris Review (1997). Excerpted in https://www.unz.com/isteve/into-the-woods/.

Send in the Clowns, and Sondheim generally


Songs

See Songs.


Allegri

Bach, Johann Sebastian

BEATLES

BEETHOVEN

Quartets 1 and 2 and 5(with members all telling us about it, as classical performers always should do), opus59-1 , opus 59-2(starts with two chords), opus 59-3(starts with lots of chords), Quartet 12 and 14 opus 131, and 15(Lydian mode, slow start) and 16 .

BOCCHERINI

Christmas Music


COATES, ERIC

PETER CORNELIUS

1859. Ein Ton (One Tone) in German and English . Sheet music (free) here. (Thanks, Professor David Hirshleifer, for telling me of this.) The English is much better--- extraordinary and moving. I can't remember ever hearing such a striking improvement on the standard rendition of a piece of classical music. And it's surprising to find the English better than the original which is, to be frank, boring and mediocre when a soprano sings it as an art song. I wonder what Germans would think? There is [hundredyearslate.wordpress.com/?s=nelligan a webpage]at HundredYearsLate on this song.

David Nelligan did that English recording in 2013. I am very frustrated. He is a musical genius and a marketing cretin. His name is not listed at the you-tube site, though if you read quickly you can see it in small font on the video as the music plays. I couldn't find him on Google to find out about him and what other good work he may have done. He's made himself close to a "mute inglorious Milton". I hate it when people do that, often from a modesty which is admirable in some ways but really selfish because it means the rest of us don't get to benefit from their talent. The HundredYearsLate site, which has just a few entries, from around 2014, is his, but his name isn't in the About section or on the Ein Ton webpage I link to--- you have to really search the site to find him mention his name somewhere.

I'll write to him, and see if he likes my idea for another rendition. I'd like to hear it in his style--- with the piano loud and not pretty, and a drone in the background, and processed voice--- but in German. The words are good, but they are about anguish over a lost love, so having a pretty, highly controlled, soprano voice just kills the song. Nelligan gets it. You need a bit of honky tonk feel, real pain, just barely under control, for both piano and voice. The voice only has one note, but it needs lots of emotion, the impression that the singer might collapse before it's done and doesn't care if he sounds good or not.

I was just listening to Lotte Lehmann singing "Ein Ton" and found myself whistling it afterwards.

    Whistling that song is kind of stupid. 

But I could hear the piano in my mind.

Country Songs

DELIBES

Barbier did not write the words for the Flower Duet in Delibes's Lakme . The Flower Duet is as good music as Offenbach's Barcarolle, but the words are nondescript.

DVORAK

">Jacqueline du Pré , Dvořák Cello Concerto.

ELGAR

Enigma Variations.

ELLA FITZGERALD

Various.

Franck, Richard (1858-1938)


Handel, George

  • Messiah oratorio, Hillsdale choir, 2 hours, on Vimeo.

Hasse, Johann Adolf


Haydn, Franz


Hoffman, Joseph

Lehar, Francis


MAYER, LAUREN

  • Time Change, a liberal com ic song after The Time Warp from Rocky Horror (2022).

MOLTER

  • Complete cantatas. After reading about Jack's "molter vivace" joke in The Far Side of the World. Molter really is good!

MORINI, GUIDO



Mozart

  • Requiem, from Vimeo (Bergen Philharmonic)

Nelson, David(Moe)

Lundi Gras New Orleans style jazz. Moe is the bass player. 

OFFENBACH

I didn't remember that the Barcarolle in Tales of Hoffmann was a duet. Why does it bring tears to my eyes? I can't even make out the words. I did look up the words just now:

Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour Souris à nos ivresses Nuit plus douce que le jour Ô,belle nuit d’amour! Le temps fuit et sans retour Emporte nos tendresses Loin de cet heureux séjour Le temps fuit sans retour Zéphyrs embrasés Versez-nous vos caresses Zéphyrs embrasés Donnez-nous vos baisers! Vos baisers! Vos baisers! Ah! Belle nuit, ô, nuit d’amour Souris à nos ivresses Nuit plus douce que le jour, Ô, belle nuit d’amour! Ah! souris à nos ivresses! Nuit d’amour, ô, nuit d’amour!

They really are quite good. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_Barbier Jules Barbier.] Maybe it got through my subconscious, since I can understand the French in text if not in song.


PRESLEY, Elvis

You Ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog. Audio only.

Rameau

Overture to Zais, a weird and wonderful piece of music.

Ries, Ferdinand

Cello sonatas

SCHUBERT


SCHUMANN

Symphony 1 and 2 and 4 (Karajan, 31 minutes) and Norrington talk on Number 4 (10 minutes)

SHOSTAKOVICH

Preludes and Fugues, Op 87, piano pieces in classical style.

SOUSA

Complete marches.STRAUSS. Die Fliedermaus  , German.

Steffan, Joseph

A piece

Steibelt

One piece and piano works.

Harp Concerto

This cd of Steibelt's concertos and like it a lot: https://www.amazon.com/Steibelt-Classical-Piano-Concertos-Vol/dp/B016VKBJYS/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=steibelt&qid=1631494850&s=music&sr=1-1

John STRAUSS

Die Fleidermaus, with English subtitles.

Richard STRAUSS

Does the timpani playerin Also Sprach really look like me as a young man?

Tausig

Vinci

Four-minute aria in the Artaserces opera, and the hour-long first act. Is it right to watch a castrato part, even if nowadays not played by a castrato? Yes, I think, though it would not if it were a real castrato, because it would be to encourage mutilation. This recording has countertenor Philippe Jaroussky

WAGNER

  • Siegfried, audio plus score. Bad link-- I need a new link here.
  • "Hitler and Wagner," Peter Crawford, blog (2014).

    In 1923, Winifred met Adolf Hitler who, as we know, greatly admired Wagner's music. When Hitler was jailed for his part in the Munich Beer Hall Putsch, Winifred sent him food parcels and stationery on which Hitler's autobiography 'Mein Kampf' was written. In the late 1930s, she served as Hitler's personal translator during treaty negotiations with England. Winifred's relationship with Hitler grew so close that by 1933 there were rumors of impending marriage. 'Haus Wahnfried', the Wagner home in Bayreuth, became Hitler's favorite retreat, and he had his own separate accommodation in the grounds of Wahnfried, known as the Führerbau.

The name of the villa Wahnfried, is interesting. Wahnen means endless striving of an artist for the fulfillment of his aspirations and the triumph of his art. So Wahnfried (Wahnen free) was the name chosen and even today we can see Wagner's motto on the front: "Here where my delusions have found peace, let this place be named Wahnfried."... In a shady grove beyond the garden, surrounded with ivy, is the tomb of Richard and Cosima Wagner. The stone is unmarked, because as Wagner insisted, as long as it remained, everyone would know who was buried there. ...

Symphonies - initially - held little interest, and chamber music none at all. There is no record of his ever having attended a chamber concert or a lieder recital. His attendance at symphony concerts was increasingly rare as time passed and, when chancellor, he seldom appeared except on ceremonial occasions.


ANONYMOUS

The Le Boudin, the Sausage Song of the Foreign Legion that insults the Belgians ] . They're not politically correct. A more polished version, probably sung by professionals, and with subtitles is here.