Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – J.S Bach – Badinerie, 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 ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – D. Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, K 380 (L 23)

  Domenico Scarlatti began his compositional career following in the footsteps of his father Alessandro Scarlatti by writing operas, chamber cantatas, and other vocal music, but he is most remembered for his 555 keyboard sonatas, written between approximately 1719 and 1757. It is believed that Domenico received most of his musical training from family members, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Bach, Cantata 35, 5. Sinfonia

  Bach’s Cantata BWV 35, Geist und Seele wird verwirret (Soul and spirit become confused), is one of three alto solo works in Trinity Time of the third annual church cycle of 1726-27 that has an old established and much used text of Georg Christian Lehms. It employs obbligato organ in “conversational galant” manner and ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Christmas-ish Baroque Interlude – A. Vivaldi: RV 589 / Gloria in excelsis Deo in D major

That time of year folks, enjoy. 🙂   Part 1.   Part 2. Need the Sheet Music?  Go here. 🙂 Filed under: Music Tagged: A. Vivaldi: RV 589 / Gloria in excelsis Deo in D major, The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude, Vivaldi

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, Eisenach, ...

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 holy ...

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

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

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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 ...

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. 🙂   Nun danket alle Gott Mit Herzen, Mund und Händen, Der grosse Dinge thut An ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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, ...

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

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 ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Baroque Interlude – Vivaldi – Lute Concerto in D major, RV 93

The concerto is in three movements: Allegro Largo Allegro The first movement is in a fast tempo and begins with a ritornello played by the entire orchestra and then repeated by the solo lute.[1][2] According to AllMusic critic Brian Robins, the ritornello “contrasts a tuneful opening theme with a more lyrical motif in the minor ...