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Moments Musicaux

As Julie Andrews says in “The Sound of Music,” these are a few of my favorite things — music that I love to listen to.

Renaissance & Baroque

Fra Pietro da Hostia, Un Cavalier di Spagna (La Capella Reial de Catalunya – Hespérion XXI – Jordi Savall, director)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejWtsDJiYP0&feature=related

Francesco Patavino, Un Cavalier di Spagna (Marco Beasley & l’Arpeggiata)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwQatscpmmg&feature=related

Magistro Rofino, Un Cavalier di Spagna (Flauto Dolce)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFZP5E2GZkU&feature=related

Marchetto Cara, “Ostinato vo’ seguire” (Marco Beasley & Accordone)

Bartolomeo Tromboncino, “Ostinato vo’ seguire” (Emily Van Evera & Circa 1500 Ensemble)

Marin Marais: a Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris

Rameau: Suite in A minor

Rameau, “Tambourins” from Pièces de clavecin en concert N° 3  (Il Giardino Armonico)

Rameau, “Tambourin” (“Dardanus”) (Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra)

Rameau, “Règne, Amour” (Pigmalion) (Nils Neubert, tenor, 5.13.10)

Rameau, “Règne, Amour” (Pigmalion) (Ed Lyon)

Haydn, ‘Kaiser’ Quartet in C Major (Op. 76, No. 3 – Hob III:77)(adagio) (Quator Mosaiques)

Fritz Kreisler plays Kreisler, “Liebesleid”

Schumann, “Waldszenen,” Op. 82: “Jagdlied” & “Abschied” (Sviatoslav Richter)

piano

Rameau: Suite in A minor

Couperin, “Les Baricades Misterieuses” (Angela Hewitt, piano)

Bach, Partita No. 1 B-flat major (Glenn Gould)

Chopin, Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 in D flat major (Martha Argerich, live 1972)

Chopin Nocturne in D-flat Op.27 No.2 (Maksim Mrvica)

Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 1 (Evgeny Kissin)

Mussorgsky, “Khovanshchina”: Marfa’s aria (Irina Arkhipova, Bolshoi, 1979)

Debussy, L’Isle Joyeuse (Maurizio Pollini)

Debussy, L’Isle Joyeuse (Walter Gieseking)

Debussy, L’Isle Joyeuse (François-Joël Thiollier)

opera

Monteverdi, “Pur ti miro” (“L’Incoronazione di Poppea”)

Rameau, “Règne, Amour” (“Pygmalion,” 1745)

Rameau, “Le Temple De La Gloire”: Air de Triomphe & Ouverture

Rameau’s “Pygmalion”: overture, contra dance & “Règne, Amour”

Rameau, “Règne, Amour” (“Pygmalion,” 1745)

Rameau, contra dance (“Pygmalion”)

Rameau,: Ouverture, “Le Temple De La Gloire”

Rameau, Air de Triomphe, “Le Temple De La Gloire”

Rameau, overture “Pygmalion” (1745)

Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” 1995 Glyndebourne (ENO) production

Massenet  “A nous les amours et les roses” (Hotel de Transylvanie scene from “Manon”) (Renee Fleming)

Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen” 1995 Glyndebourne (ENO) production: YouTube links

Händel, “V’adoro pupille” (Giulio Cesare) (Inger Dam-Jensen)

Händel, “V’adoro pupille” (Giulio Cesare) (15 different sopranos)

Händel, “Se in fiorito ameno prato” (Giulio Cesare) (Andreas Scholl at the Royal Danish Theater, 2005)

Händel, “Se in fiorito ameno prato” (Giulio Cesare) (Christophe Dumaux at the Beaune Festival)

Händel, “Pena Tiranna” (“Amadigi di Gaula”) (Sara Mingardo)

Händel, “A dispetto d’un volto ingrato” (Tamerlano) (Philippe Jaroussky)

Händel, “Par che mi nasca in seno” (Tamerlano) (Anna Bonitatibus)

John Gay, “Over the Hills and Far Away” from “The Beggar’s Opera” (Laurence Olivier & Dorothy Tutin in Peter Brook’s 1953 film)

John Gay, “Let us take the road” (march from Handel’s “Rinaldo”) from “The Beggar’s Opera”

John Gay, “Fill every glass” & “Let us take the road” from “The Beggar’s Opera”

Orff, “Carmina Burana” (Ponnelle, Popp, Prey)

Opera Imaginaire on YouTube

Salome” in video game style (Birgit Nilsson, Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti, cond.)

“Parsifal”

“King Arthur”

Handel, “Par che mi nasca in seno” (“Tamerlano”) (Anna Bonitatibus)

Handel, “Giulio Cesare”: DVD of Herbert Wernicke production, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (2004)

Handel’s Messiah: to Bruce from Pauline

Rossini (Cenerentola), “Questo è un nodo avviluppato”

Chabrier, “L’ Etoile”

Mussorgsky, Marfa’s aria, “Khovanshchina”  (Irina Arkhipova, Bolshoi, 1979)

Verdi, “Va’, pensiero” (“Nabucco”) (Met chorus, 2002) (with lyrics)

“Bimba dagli occhi” (first act love duet from “Madama Butterfly”)

“Der Rosenkavalier”

“Der Rosenkavalier” (Schwarzkopf, Jurinac, Rothenberger, Karajan, 1960 Salzburg Festival)

“Der Rosenkavalier” (1960 Salzburg Festival)

“Soave sia il vento” (“Così fan tutte”)

Puccini, “Bimba dagli occhi” (“Madama Butterfly,” first act love duet) (Renata Tebaldi & Giuseppe di Stefano, live performance, San Francisco Opera, 10.15.50)

Puccini, “Bimba dagli occhi” (“Madama Butterfly,” first act love duet) (Ying Huang & Richard Troxell, in the 1995 film directed by Frédéric Mitterrand)

“Il Sogno di Doretta” (aria from Puccini’s “La Rondine”)

Weber, “Der Freischütz”: Hunter’s Chorus (“Was gleicht wohl auf Erden dem Jägervergnügen?)

Franz Lehár, “Lippen schweigen” (“Die lustige Witwe,” 1905) (text in German & English)

George Grigoriu, “Muzica” (sung in Romanian by Angela Gheorghiu)

Stravinksy, “Le Rossignol” (Christian Chaudet film)

Stravinsky, “Le Rossignol” (Christian Chaudet film)

lieder

Robert Johnson, “Have you seen the bright lily grow?” (Andreas Scholl)

Robert Johnson, “Have you seen the bright lily grow?” (Andreas Scholl)

Richard Strauss, “Vier letzte Lieder” (Four Last Songs)

Richard Strauss & Hermann Hesse (Four Last Songs)

Reynaldo Hahn, “À Chloris” (Philippe Jaroussky)

Reynaldo Hahn, “À Chloris” (Susan Graham)

Beethoven, Irish Songs (Peter Harvey, Naive Astree)

Grieg: “Jeg Elsker Dig” (text)

Goethe: “Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn”

Schumann’s “Mondnacht” (English translation)

Orff, “Carmina Burana” (Ponnelle, Popp, Prey)

Richard Strauss, “Vier letzte Lieder” (Four Last Songs)

Richard Strauss & Hermann Hesse (Four Last Songs): to Patty from Pauline

Strauss, “Morgen”: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jessye Norman

Schumann’s “Mondnacht” (English translation)

Reynaldo Hahn, “À Chloris” (Philippe Jaroussky, Susan Graham)

Reynaldo Hahn, “À Chloris”

Bach St. Matthew Passion text (German & English), “Erbarme dich” (No. 39)

Walton, “Façade” with Edith Sitwell & Peter Pears (YouTube)

Walton’s “Façade”: Felicity Palmer & Thomas Allen

folk songs

Hvem kan seile voruten vind?” (Norwegian folk song)

In the bleak midwinter

O Lusty May” (Scots 16th c. madrigal) (The King’s Singers)

The Water Is Wide

The Snowy-Breasted Pearl” (Irish folk song) (Andy Rawn)

Chi mi na morbheanna” (sung by the Rankin Family)

Suo-Gan (lyrics in Welsh & English)

“Olafur Liljuros” (Icelandic folk song recording & text)

“The Foggy Dew” (lyrics)

The Colorado Trail” (Bar D Wranglers)

“The Ash Grove” (“Llwyn Onn”): musical text & lyrics in English & Welsh

“Blow the Wind Southerly” (Ferrier version)

“Blow the wind southerly”

“Arirang” (Korean folk songs)

“Doraji” (Korean folk songs)

“Eibhlin Aruin” (Irish Gaelic love song) (Carrol O’Daly)

“Hvem kan seile foruten vind?” (Norwegian, Swedish, German & English)

“Fáinne Geal an Lae” (The Dawning of the Day)

“Mary Hamilton” (The Four Marys): lyrics (Scottish ballad)

My Lagan Love” (Irish love song) (Maureen Hegarty)

There’s Nae Luck About the House” (The King’s Singers)

pop

If I Only Had a Brain” (Arlen & Harburg, “The Wizard of Oz”)

If I Only Had a Heart” (Arlen & Harburg, “The Wizard of Oz”)

Over the Rainbow” (Arlen & Harburg, “The Wizard of Oz”)

“Jólin eru að koma” (Í svörtum fötum)

Í svörtum fötum, “Jólin eru að koma” (Icelandic pop song) (“Christmas is Coming”)

Hawaii Five-O” opening theme (Morton Stevens)

“Green Acres” theme song (lyrics)

“Enchanted” – “That’s How You Know” (Amy Adams & Patrick Dempsey)

Everly Brothers, “All I have to do is dream

“Unchained Melody” (Alex North & Hy Zaret) (scenes from “Ghost”)

“On the Atchison, Topeka, & the Santa Fe” (“Harvey Girls”)

“Lili Marlene” (Marlene Dietrich)

Les Amants de Paris” (Edith Piaf) (paroles par Léo Ferré, musique par Léo Ferré et E. Marnay, enr. 11 Juin 1948)

Charles Trenet, “La Mer” (paroles et musique)

IKEA: banned commercial – Swedish Midsummer

Bobby Darin & Kevin Spacey sing “Beyond the Sea”

Don McLean, “Starry, Starry Night” (also known as “Vincent”)

Don McLean, “American Pie” (with lyrics)

Don McLean, “American Pie” (live)

Benjamin Bagby & Beowulf

Beethoven Pathetique sonata: adagio cantabile (Vladimir Horowitz)

“Toi qui sus le néant des grandeurs de ce monde” (Karita Mattila as Elisabeth de Valois in Verdi’s “Don Carlos”)

“The Partridge Family” theme song (“Come on Get Happy“) (1970)

Dvorak, “Humoresque” (Op. 101, No.7)

Dryden (Purcell): “Fairest Isle” (text)

Dover Music, Patelson Music House: ideas for Christmas present

Don McLean, “Vincent” (“Starry Starry Night”)

Desiree’s reading, verpassen, Lili Marlene: to Max from Pauline

Jägerchor (“Der Freischütz”): animated short

Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi” (Isle of Wight, 1970)

Jean Lenoir: “Parlez-moi d’amour” (text) (Nana Mouskouri, Lucienne Boyer)

Janáček: “The Cunning Little Vixen” (Opus Arte)

Janáček, “The Cunning little vixen” (Příhody Lišky Bystroušky): act 3 finale

Into the West (Howard Shore): lyrics, performance by Annie Lennox at the Oscars

Orff, “Carmina Burana” (Ponnelle, Popp, Prey)

Opera Imaginaire on YouTube

Mozart, “Ich möchte wohl der Kaiser sein,” for bass and orchestra, K.539

Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore at Carnegie Hall: to Warren from Pauline

Mozart

Monteverdi, “Pur ti miro” (“L’Incoronazione di Poppea”)

Melchior Vulpius (hymn-writer & composer): brief bio

Marin Marais: a Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris

Lutheran hymns (LCMS & ELCA hymnals): websites

Lucia Popp: “In Trutina” (YouTube)

Klavierabend chez moi: to David, Jonathan & Kevin from Pauline

Stravinsky, “Le Rossignol” (Christian Chaudet film)

Stravinksy, “Le Rossignol” (Christian Chaudet film)

Strauss, “Morgen”: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jessye Norman

Schumann, “Waldszenen,” Op. 82: “Jagdlied” & “Abschied” (Sviatoslav Richter)

Rossini (Cenerentola), “Questo è un nodo avviluppato”: to Kevin from Pauline

My Lagan Love

Mozart, “Ich möchte wohl der Kaiser sein,” for bass and orchestra, K.539

Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Lucia Popp: “In Trutina”

hymns

“Soul, adorn thyself with gladness” (Winkworth/Park)

“Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness”

German national anthem (lyrics)

Tag der Deutsche Einheit (Day of German Unity) (3.10.1990)

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