Friday, February 11, 2011
Today: The Apollo's Fire orchestra under the direction of Jeannette Sorrell play Antonio Vivaldi's Variations on La Folia. One of the very cool things about this video that I love - besides being a great performance - is that, during his life, Vivaldi's "day job" was headmaster of the Pieta, which was an orphanage for girls. The orphanage was music centric, and taught all of its students music first. As a result, the orphanage continually turned out great ensembles, soloists and singers. So, back in Vivaldi's day when this piece would have received its premier, this is probably really close to how it would have looked!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I decided to combine Wind Wednesday and Vocal Thursday for this one special, über post! The very multi-talented Austrin Brass Ensemble Mnozil Brass perform their own special rendition of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Today: The very recent phenomenon of the bowed piano ensemble, here performing Entrada by Stephen Scott.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Today: A MUST SEE - Jonas Nordberg performs Robert de Visée on one of the absolute coolest instruments ever made - the theorbo. Also in HD - this is the best video of theorbo I've ever run across - check it out!