La Rossignol: Arie e Danze Cortigiane

La Rossignol is a collection of dancers, singers, and musicians devoted to performing Renaissance and Baroque dances. “Aire e Danze Cortigiane” presents some of the tunes they perform on stage. The selections aren’t especially ground-breaking. Many...

Johann Brandl Symphonies — Music in Transition

Although mostly unknown today, Johann Evangelist Brandl was a well-respected composer and violinist at the turn of the 19th Century. His Op. 17 string quartets were dedicated to Haydn. In his later years, he was first violinist of the ducal orchestra in Karlsruhe. He...

Tor Aulin Violin Concertos – Swedish Masterworks

Tor Aulin was best known as a violinist. He toured for 20 years with his own string quartet, and later served as concertmaster of the Swedish Royal Opera Orchestra. During his touring years, Aulin composed his three violin concertos. Aulin often performed with his...

#ClassicsaDay #ClassicalShorts Week 3

February is the shortest month of the year. That fact inspired #ClassicsaDay team (of which I’m a member) to make short classical pieces the theme for the month. The challenge is to select stand-alone works, not movements of larger pieces. Participants post...