Sunday, 31 May 2009

Venus Blindfolding Cupid

Venus Blindfolding Cupid by Titian Vechellio c. 1560-65.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Henry Purcell: Dido's Lament

Soprano: Emma Kirkby

From Purcell's beautiful opera, Dido and Aeneas.

Dido ItalicItalic

(Detail from Rubens' painting Dido and Aeneas.)

Monday, 25 May 2009

Portrait of Frances Teresa Stuart


Portrait of Frances Teresa Stuart by Peter Lely, 1662-65

A. Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G minor "La Notte", RV 439

Presto (Fantasmi)

Saturday, 23 May 2009

The Concert

The Concert by Gerard Terborch, c. 1675

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Portrait of a Young Girl with a Fan

A Young Girl with a Fan by Pietro Rotari, probably painted in the 1750's (I have searched and searched, but I couldn't find the year, so this is a mere guess. Please inform me, if anyone knows the exact year.)


Mrs Abington as Miss Prue

Mrs Abington as Miss Prue in Congreves comedy Love for Love, by Joshua Reynolds, 1771

The Cumaen Sibyl

The Cumaen Sibyl by Domenichino (Domenico Zampieri), c. 1620-23

Friday, 1 May 2009

Lully and Molière: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme



Francois-Nicolas Geslot (tenor)
Arnaud Marzorati (baryton)
Claire Lefilliâtre (sopran)
Conductor: Vincent Dumestre
Ensemble: Le Poème Harmonique
Director: Benjamin Lazar