Monday, 28 December 2009

Marche pour le cérémonie des Turcs - excerpt from the film Tous les Matins du Monde



Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully

Film: Tous les Matins du Monde (1991)

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Portrait of a Young Woman

Portrait of a Young Woman by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1480

J.S Bach: Partita No.2 In C Minor BWV 826



Harpsichord: Scott Ross

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Anniversary

Today it's exactly one year ago I started this blog. I can't say much about the reasons - it was Christmas, and I felt I wanted to do something new. During this time, I had a Swedish bookblog and I was thinking of starting an English blog too - I would then reach out to more readers. I didn't wanted to have a new bookblog, though. So I just started with something simple - a kind of musicblog where I would post my favourite pieces as Youtube-videos. I didn't have any great expectations, since it would be so simple, I hadn't really seen anybody else doing that - only posting Youtube-videos and nothing else. So I was really glad when I was starting to get followers. I had no idea this would gather so many people with a genuine interest in and love for classical music and art!

I hope that all kind listeners and 'watchers' of this blog will have a Merry Christmas, and I also hope you all will enjoy this first part of Bach's Christmas Oratorio:






Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Monday, 21 December 2009

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing



Note: Now I have categorized all my posts (162) to make this blog somewhat easier to overlook. Well, now it's quite a list so I'm not sure if it has done anything better. Build your own opinion by scrolling down. You will see all the labels at the right side of the page.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Bacchus with Nymphs and Cupid

Bacchus with Nymphs and Cupid by Caesar van Everdingen, c. 1660

Portrait of a Two-Year-Old Boy

Portrait of a Two-Year-Old Boy by Caesar van Everdingen, 1664

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

The Music Lesson

The Music Lesson by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1769

G.F Händel: Sonata for Recorder in D Minor HWV367 - Mov. 5-7/7



5. Alla breve

6. Andante

7. A tempo di menuet

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Portrait of a Young Woman

Portrait of a Young Woman by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1485

Antonio Vivaldi: "Filiae Maestae Jerusalem" - "Sileant zephyri"



Largo

Sileant zephyri,
Rigeant prata,
Unda amata

Frondes, flores non satientur.
Mortuo flumine,
Proprio lumine
Luna et sol etiam priventur.

Counter-tenor: Andreas Scholl

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Antonio Vivaldi: Cantate "Cessate, omai cessate" - " Ah, ch'infelice sempre"



Larghetto & Andante Molto


Ah, ch'infelice sempre
Me vuol Dorilla ingrata,
Ah sempre piú spietata,
Mi stringe à lagrimar.

Per me non v'è ristoro
Per me non v'è speme.
E il fier martoro e le mie pene
Solo la morte può consolar.

Counter-tenor: Andreas Scholl

Sunday, 6 December 2009

A Woman Drinking with Two Men

A Woman Drinking with Two Men by Pieter de Hooch c. 1658

Thursday, 3 December 2009

G.F Händel: ''Dixit Dominus'' in G minor, HWV232



Psalm 110 "Dixit Dominus" for Strings and Basso continuo in G minor, HWV232

1. Dixit Dominus

2. Virgam virtutis tuae