Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Arthur Schoonderwoerd!

Today is the birthday of Dutch musicologist and fortepiano player Arthur Schoonderwoerd.
For many years he made thought provoking records of 18th century keyboard music.
I haven’t heard anyone else ever say anything but „I really love” or „I really hate” his rendering of Beethoven 4th pianoconcerto (included in the playlist), always a good sign ;-)

He is also an ambassador of lesser known Dutch composers from the early 19th century. Always spirited, Schoonderwoerd always *dives into the music* from his keyboard without any fear, thoroughly informed in the 18th century music practice….
So… Let’s give him a Birthday present and listen to:

and give him about $0.005 of every track play :-)
Happy birthday, Arthur!

Carolus Antonius Fodor (1768-1846)
Sonata In F Sharp Opus 2 Nr. 2 (1793)

Carolus Emanuel Fodor (1759-c.1799)
From: Petits Airs Connus Variés Pour Le Clavecin Ou Le Pianoforte, Opus 3
Air Du Tonnelier, Tempo di Menuetto (1782-c.1784)

Carolus Antonius Fodor (1768-1846)
Sonata In F Major Opus 2 Nr. 1 (1793)

Johann Wilhelm Wilms (1772-1847)
Rondo-Polonaise Pour Le Pianoforte In D Major (1809)

Henri Messemaeckers Jr. (1824-?)
Grande Marche Funèbre Pour Le Piano Composée à la Mémoire de S.A.R. Monseigneur Le Prince Alexandre Des Pays-Bas (1848)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1828)

Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58
Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb major Op.73
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37
Piano Concerto No.6 in D major Op.61a (reworking by Beethoven!)
Piano Concerto No.1 in C major Op.15
Piano Concerto No.2 in Bb major Op.19

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, Fortepiano
Ensemble Christofori
(Webplayer link)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Early morning classical music program Spotify

Early morning classical music program’s… Is it worldwide, or just a local Dutch phenomenon that these programs are filled with short fragments of larger classical music pieces? Some of the programs are quite nice, such as “voor de dag” (before the day) on the Dutch national radio. No nonsense classical music with the only drawback that… it are all fragments they play. So what would happen if you took the playlist and filled the blanks in? So, here is a very nice playlist of a morning program, where fragments have been replaced by the complete works. Hope you will enjoy this playlist! 

Schenck, Johannes
Track 01 Sonata Sexta in E Major: Vivace-Allegro-Adagio-Allegro
La suave melodia
Chopin, Frédéric
Track 02 Waltz for piano nr.1, op.18 in Eb major, "Grande valse brillante”
Perahia, Murray, piano
Wassenaar (graaf), Unico van (form attrib to Pergolesi)
Tracks 03-06 Concert for orchestra nr.1 in G Major,  "Concerto armonico”
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Koopman, Ton
Danzi, Franz
Tracks 07-10 windquintet, op.56 nr.1 in Bb Major,  
Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Tracks 11-13 Sonata for piano nr.6, KV.284 (205b) in D Major, "Durnitz" 
Uchida, Mitsuko, piano
Falconiero, Andrea
Track 14 Folias
Pluhar, Christina
Gade, Niels
Tracks 15-18 Symphony nr.1, op.5 in c minor  “Paa Sjølunds fagre Sletter”
Stockholm Sinfonietta
Järvi, Neeme
Handel, Georg Friedrich
Tracks 19-21 Concerto for organ (harp) en orchestra nr.6, HWV.294, op.4 nr.6 in Bes 
Lamon, Jeanne
Eilander, Maxine, harp 
Martin, Frank
Tracks 22-23 Ouverture et foxtrot for 2 piano’s
Duo Beer-Shiva
Dvorak, Antonin
Tracks 24-28 Serenade for woodwind, 3 horns, cello & double bass, op.44 in d minor
Oslo Wind Philharmonic Soloists
Albinoni, Tomaso
Tracks 28-30 Concert for hobo and string orchestra, op.9 nr.2 in d minor
English Concert
Pinnock, Trevor
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Tracks 31-33 Sonate for piano nr.8, KV.310 (300d) in a minor
Lipatti, Dinu
Anderson, Leroy
Track 34 Jazz Pizzicato (1938)
BBC Concert Orchestra
Slatkin, Leonard
Hummel, Johann Nepomuk
Tracks 35-37 Pianotrio nr.6, op.93 in Es Major,  
Trio Parnassus
Rossini, Gioachino
Tracks 38-49 Mis, 1869, "Petite messe solennelle" 
Choir & Orchestra of The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Marriner, Neville
Purcell, Henry
Track 50 Come, ye sons of art, away, sound the trumpet. 
Accademia Bizantina
Montanari, Stefano
Scholl, Andreas, countertenor 
Dumaux, Christophe, countertenor
Majo, Giuseppe de
Track 51 Lo finto laccheo ; Lo villano che 'na chianca
Track 52 Lo finto laccheo ; Gia' che 'sto bello sole
Pino de Vittorio, Tenor
Cappella della Pietà de' Turchini
Antonio Florio, conductor
Bach, Johann Christian
Tracks 53-54 Sonate, op.17 nr.5 in A Major, 
Wong, See Siang, piano
Tárrega, Francisco
Track 55 Mazurka for guitar, “Marieta"
Yepes, Narciso, guitar 

(Spotify web player link)