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(FR) "Philippe Jaroussky "The most beautiful baroque Arias"" (YouTube 1993, MEZZO TV at the palace of Versailles in 1999)
For your enjoyment.
"Philippe Jaroussky (born 13 February 1978 in Maisons-Laffitte, France) is a French countertenor. He began his musical career with the violin, winning an award at the Versailles conservatory and then took up the piano before turning to singing. He is noted for a virtuosic coloratura technique and for compelling and enlivened interpretations of baroque cantatas and operas. ...
(US) Naxos (Dynamic label) DVD Release: "Hasse, J.A.: Artaserse (Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2012)" (Feb 2016)
"A classic work of its genre and historical period, Artaserse was premièred in Venice in 1730 by the most famous singers of the day: Farinelli in the role of Arbace, Cuzzoni as Mandane and the castrato Nicolino as Artabano. Following its initial success, Hasse produced two different versions of the work, the first in 1740 and the second in 1760. ...
(FR) DVD ~ "Les petits plaisirs du Seicento" par Les Passions et "Variations Goldberg" de Bach (+ Turina et Albeniz) par le Duo Mélisande
News from Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin of the availability of DVD sets of select concerts à l'Orangerie de Rochemontès. Not available commercially, the following sets of DVD's are available for purchase "Les petits plaisirs du Seicento" par Les Passions et "Variations Goldberg" de Bach (+ Turina et Albeniz) par le Duo Mélisande. ...
Missed the interview? The podcast is still available on the France Musique website!
"France Musique visited Toulouse at the Toulouse National Theatre Friday, April 17 to reflect of the richness of the musical and cultural life of the pink city. On the program: more than 16 hours of programming, including 9 in public and live, with many guests, live musicians trays, broadcast concerts of the Orchestre National du Capitole, ensemble Les Elements ... and excerpts interpreted live by Les Passions between 19h and 20h "Dans l'air du soir" presented by François-Xavier Szymczak." ...
(ES) Al Ayre Español - Eduardo López Banzo Video (15 Apr 2015): G. F. Handel. Sonata 4 op. 5 HWV 399 (Passacaille)
"Al Ayre Español was founded in 1988 by Eduardo López Banzo, in an effort to challenge the pervading clichés that often surrounded the performance of Spanish baroque music at that time. The spirit of the ensemble has always been to refute these clichés with musicological rigour, performance excellence and by striving to insufflate new life to music from the past, thus opening them up to contemporary audiences. The name of the ensemble was inspired by the title of a guitar fugue by the Aragonese composer Gaspar Sanz. ...
"Violinist Lisa Grodin takes you on a tour of the violin bow from the early seventeenth century to the present, with musical examples for each bow. Part of the Voices of Music Global Music Education Initiative." (Published on YouTube Aug 9, 2013)
From a recent Via Artis Konsort newsletter item
"Anaustia is a popular tune, probably from around the XVII century, found in the archives of the Bolivian Jesuit Missions. This kind of Spanish, Latinamerican Baroque music, based on a local tune, was quite common in the 16th and 17th centuries. The words of the tune are in a local Indian language. ..."
(From a recent blog post on Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s “Scoop.it!” blog)
Les Passions - Montauban - Vivaldi - Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings
Visit Catherine Kauffmann-Saint-Martin’s blog site “Scoop.it!” where you can view a recent video produced by Nicolas Kauffmann of a recent performance by Les Passions of the Vivaldi Concerto in d minor for 2 violins, cello and strings.
For your viewing and listening pleasure, a link to the TUMAPRODUCTIONS YouTube channel where you will find various videos, and, in particular that of Riccardo Minasi and iL Pomo d’Oro short video. You may also want to listen to all of the videos in sequence (an option on that page).
“Here is a new, or a first (depending on the point of view) video of the ensemble Syntagma. A very beautiful song of Jehan de Lescurel (first third of the XIV th century) in a spirit quite anti-St-Valentin day.” (Syntagma newsletter 19 feb 2012)
Rosenna East Interview with John But, Director of the Dunedin Consort.
“In the run up to the Dunedin Consort’s Brandenburg concertos this month, Rosenna went to speak to Director and Bach scholar John Butt.”
“The first video with my new 13c lute by Malcolm Prior. …” For your enjoyment an amazing performance from Rob MacKillop, lutenist -- editor
“Robert de Visée’s origin is unknown, although a Portuguese origin of his surname had been suggested. He was likely to have studied with Francesco Corbetta. He was first mentioned in 1680, and at about that time became a chamber musician to Louis XIV, in which capacity he often performed at court.
J.S. Bach- La Petite Bande Matthäus- Passion : So ist mein Jesu.mp4
Fresh faces and great music. View a recent posting from “Lapetitebande” on YouTube for your entertainment pleasure.
This is the story of a monk who one morning left to meditate at a small nearby mountain and there listened to the beautiful trill of a bird. So beautiful was the birds song that he remained listening for 300 years or more, although to him it seemed only a moment.
The meeting of great minds and music do mix! Cynthia Hiebert (harpsichord) and Jeremy Bell (violin) perform ad the Quantum 2 Cosmos Festival (Waterloo, Canada).
Follow link to view video: (scroll to the 2:45 mark to see the video) http://www.q2cfestival.com/play.php?lecture_id=7762
“This is video # 400 !!! Hope you'll enjoy it. Lute made by Stephen Murphy“ Visit YouTube to view the more than 400 videos of Valéry Sauvage playing lute: YouTube #400