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Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto A Minor – Leif Ove Andsnes, Pianist – Leonard Slatkin, Conductor

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 26, 2018

 

Published on Sep 11, 2014

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Gustav Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde (Songs of the Earth)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 25, 2018

 

 

Published on Oct 13, 2015

– Composer: Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 — 18 May 1911) – Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker – Conductor: Bruno Walter – Soloists: Julius Patzak (tenor), Kathleen Ferrier (alto) –
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Year of recording: 1952 Das Lied von der Erde [The Song of the Earth], written in 1908-1909. 00:00 – I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde 08:47 – II. Der Einsame im Herbst 18:05 – III. Von der Jugend 21:10 – IV. Von der Schönheit 28:00 – V. Der Trunkene im Frühling 32:27 – VI. Der Abschied
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Mahler conceived this large-scale work for two vocal soloists and orchestra in 1908. Laid out in six separate movements, each of them an independent song, the work is described on the title-page as Eine Symphonie für eine Tenor- und eine Alt- (oder Bariton-) Stimme und Orchester (nach Hans Bethges “Die chinesische Flöte”) — “A Symphony for Tenor and Alto (or Baritone) Voice and Orchestra (after Hans Bethge’s ‘The Chinese Flute'”). Bethge’s text was published in the autumn of 1907. Mahler’s use of ‘Chinese’ motifs in the music is unique in his output. Composed in the years 1908–1909, it followed the Eighth Symphony,
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but is not numbered as the Ninth, which is a different work. Following the most painful period (1907) in his life, Mahler touches on issues of living, parting and salvation with this work. Mahler himself wrote: “I think it is probably the most personal composition I have created thus far.” Bruno Walter (the conductor in this performance) called it “the most personal utterance among Mahler’s creations, and perhaps in all music.” Four of the Chinese poems used by Mahler (“Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde”, “Von der Jugend”, “Von der Schönheit” and “Der Trunkene im Frühling”) are by Li Bai, the famous Tang dynasty wandering poet.
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The German text used by Mahler was derived from Hans Bethge’s translations in his book Die chinesische Flöte (1907). “Der Einsame im Herbst” is by Qian Qi and “Der Abschied” combines poems by Mong Hao-Ran and Wang Wei, plus several additional lines by Mahler himself. The original public performance was given on 20 November 1911 in the Tonhalle in Munich, with Bruno Walter conducting and sung by Sara Cahier and William Miller. One of the earliest in London (possibly the first) was in January 1913 at the Queen’s Hall, under Henry Wood, where it was sung by Gervase Elwes and Doris Woodall: Wood thought it ‘excessively modern but very beautiful’
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In 1960, 100 years after Mahler’s birth, the great composer / conductor and Mahler champion Leonard Bernstein described this as Mahler’s greatest work. Anecdotes concerning Kathleen Ferrier: – The first time she performed this work with Bruno Walter, Ferrier did not sing the last few notes “ewig” (“forever”) as she was in tears. For this “unprofessionalism” she apologised profusely, to which Walter then gallantly replied, “My dear Miss Ferrier, if we were all as professional as you we would all be in tears.” – At the time of the recording, Kathleen Ferrier was in considerable pain from the cancer from which she was suffering. The orchestra were aware of just how ill she was and played their socks off for her. The result is one of only a handful of occasions when something quite magical is captured on disc. Kathleen Ferrier died, 17 months later, at the age of only 41.

 

 

 

Cesat Franck – Violin Sonata – Anne Sophie Mutter, Orkis

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on September 5, 2018

DUANE:   An emotionally rich performance; great clarity, perfect ensemble unity!

 

 

Published on Apr 6, 2017

S-VHS → PC 1st [0:27] 2nd [10:32] 3rd [14:58] 4th [22:18] Anne-Sophie Mutter [vn] Lambert Orkis [pf] 1989.12.9 Tokyo. Japan Live
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YO-YO-MA – Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe, The Falls

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 31, 2018

 

Published on Aug 12, 2008

My first video uploaded onto youtube. I simply threw together a couple of pictures to make a slideshow. The music in this video is “Gabriel’s oboe and The Falls” from the movie “The Mission.” Simply close your eyes, listen to the music, and relax.
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Within Blue Empires – Paul Lovatt-Cooper – Amsterdam Brass

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 19, 2018

 

Published on Feb 2, 2014

Amsterdam Brass met Within Blue Empires van Paul Lovatt-Cooper tijdens de Nationale Brassband Kampioenschappen in 2010. Amsterdam Brass werd hiermee 2e
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Franck: Violin Sonata / Mutter Orkis

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on August 10, 2018

 

Published on Apr 6, 2017

S-VHS → PC 1st [0:27] 2nd [10:32] 3rd [14:58] 4th [22:18] Anne-Sophie Mutter [vn] Lambert Orkis [pf] 1989.12.9 Tokyo. Japan Live

 

 

RAVEL – La Valse – Animated Music Score

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 30, 2018

 

Published on Jul 10, 2018

La valse, by Maurice Ravel, performed by the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Zander, with an animated graphical score. FAQ Q: When was this performed? A: The recording is from a May 6, 2018 performance, which was simulcast live. Here is a video of that performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nZsR… Q: Who else was involved in this project? A: Many people were involved, but I especially want to thank Etienne Abelin (who was instrumental in organizing the production of the animation), Lushen Wu (who synchronized the video in real time during the live performance), and Antonio Oliart Ros (who recorded the audio). Q: Where can I learn more about the performers and conductor? A: Here … https://www.bostonphil.org/about/bost… Q: Where can I learn more about the piece? A: As usual, here … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_valse Q: I appreciate the animated graphical scores you make; how can I support your work? A: Thank you! The easiest way to support my work is by contributing via Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/musanim If you’d like to help in more specific way, consider this: http://www.musanim.com/underwriting Q: Could you please do a video of _______? A: Please see this: http://www.musanim.com/requests/

 

 

DAVID FOSTER – Composer, Songwriter, Producer

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 25, 2018

 

 

 

 

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Stravinsky: The Firebird / Gergiev · Vienna Philarmonic · Salzburg Festival 2000

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 20, 2018

 

Published on Nov 6, 2011

Gran presentación de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Viena, conducida por el director ruso Valery Gergiev en [a mi juicio personal] una de las más grandes y magníficas interpretaciones del Pájaro de Fuego (L’Oiseau de feu) de Igor Stravinsky, que se tenga conocimiento, durante el Festival de Salzburgo 2000. Great presentation of the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by the russian Maestro Valery Gergiev, in one of the most powerful and greatest presentation of The Firebird (L’Oiseau de feu) of Igor Stravinsky at Salzburg Festival 2000. (C) Deusche Grammophon, ORF/RM Associates Limited , Music Publishing Rights Collecting Society, UMPG Publishing and all their respective owners. There’s no personal work here. (C) Deutsche Grammophon, ORF/RM Associates Limited et toutes leurs propriétaires respectifs.

 

 

Happy July 4th!

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on July 4, 2018

 

 

 

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Rachmaninoff – Étude-Tableaux Op. 39 No. 5 (Kissin)

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 28, 2018

Published on Jan 31, 2016

Sergei Rachmaninoff – Étude-Tableaux, Op. 39 No. 5 in E-flat minor Piano: Evgeny Kissin

 

 

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György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles, CARION, 2014

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on June 24, 2018

 

Published on Jan 28, 2014

Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles is Carion’s signature piece since 2004. It perfectly demonstrates Danish ensembles unique performance style – movement and elements of choreography. https://www.facebook.com/carion see also our video of Nielsen’s Quintet op. 43 – http://youtu.be/Ow0sYQH-8HQ http://www.carion.dk György Ligeti ( 1923-2006), Six Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet I. Allegro con spirito II. Rubato. Lamentoso III. Allegro grazioso IV. Presto ruvido V. Adagio. Mesto — Belá Bartók in memoriam VI. Molto vivace. Capriccioso CARION: Dora Seres, flute Egils Upatnieks, oboe Egīls Šēfers, clarinet David M.A.P. Palmquist, horn Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon Recorded in Mogens Dahl Concert Hall in Copenhagen Video by Jānis Vingris, Eho Filma.

 

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Ludovico Einaudi – Elegy for the Arctic – Official Live, Greenpeace

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 24, 2018

 

 

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Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances op.45

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 20, 2018

Published on Dec 18, 2011

Meer op http://www.hetzondagochtendconcert.nl en http://klassiek.avro.nl Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Edward Gardner 18 december 2011, 11:00 uur, Grote Zaal van het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Rachmaninov: Symfonische Dansen

 

 

LEONID BERNSTEIN – Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 20, 2018

 

Published on Jan 5, 2012

Leonard Bernstein Israel Philharmonic Orchestra The Symphony Hall, Osaka, 1985
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Meet the Artist – Paul Max Edlin, composer – by The Cross-Eyed Pianist

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on May 10, 2018
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Bogdan Alin, Pianist

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on April 20, 2018

 

 

 

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GEORGE GERSHWIN – Virtuosic arrangements by EARL WILD – 7 Etudes

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on April 18, 2018

 

 

 

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FRANCIS POULENC – Stabat Mater –

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on April 10, 2018

 

Published on Apr 6, 2012

Francis Poulenc (1899 – 1963): Stabat mater (1950) 1. Stabat mater dolorosa 00:10 2. Cujus animam 04:03 3. O quam tristis 05:17 4. Quae moerebat 07:50 5. Quis est homo 09:11 6. Vidit suum 10:49 7. Eja mater 14:28 8. Fac ut ardeat 15:55 9. Sancta mater 18:21 10. Fac ut portem 21:26 11. Inflammatus et accensus 24:55 12. Quando corpus 26:42 Monteverdichor Würzburg Christine Wolff – Sopran Matthias Beckert (cond.) 26. 02. 2012 Neubaukirche, Würzburg, Germany

AMADEUS MOZART – Linz Symphony , Mozart, Symphony No. 36

Posted in Uncategorized by Higher Density Blog on April 9, 2018

 

 

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