"All the good music has already been written
by people with wigs and stuff." -- Frank Zappa
* ... Steven's GRAND BACHIANA TOUR!** ... Steven's GRAND BACHIANA TOUR! by DarkSaxeBleu
… ''When I began this life-changing project, I knew next to nothing about Johann Sebastian Bach. I never had guitar lessons or any music teacher. I played folk music, blues, ragtime and jazz. When I was first smitten with the desire to transcribe the Bach Cello Suites, my only intention was to put them on the guitar and then record them. That was it. And as I was approaching my 60th birthday, I felt it was now or never!
Now, in addition to the Recordings and iBooks, I have created a Concert-length, Multi-media Presentation:
From Tragedy to Transcendence
Bach, Casals and the Six Suites for Cello Solo
... And I am taking it on tour.''
As you can hear from his enthusiastic and delectable entrée (colourfully spiced up by us Deviants!) ~ Steven's mission is to present to you the
*Amadeus PLAYED RIGHT!**Amadeus PLAYED RIGHT! by DarkSaxeBleu
!!!!!! To say it better: :iconsalierisulkplz: F. Murray Abraham, the movie-Salieri from Amadeus,
MIGHT play SALIERI again - but this time - he'll play it RIGHT!!!
Oh, thank you gods of theatre, music and multiverse!
Ian Kyer: The man who wants to save Antonio Salieri:
Podcasts and book: http://nac-cna.ca/en/podcasts/episode/the-strange-case-of-antonio-salieri-with-author-ian-kyer-free-ebook-include & https://www.podcat.com/podcasts/fSsv7h-nacocast-classical-music-podcast-with-nick-atkinson/episodes/gBvuLo-on-antonio-salieri-with-ian-kyer
A special cheers! to Ian Kyer, a lawyer who (amongst COUNTLESS others) took Salieri's case of historical mistreatment
under his watchful eye, pen and talent - and so to whole group of peop
To the ConductorConductor, oh Conductor, do you know what you do?To the Conductor by PioneeringAuthor
When you stand on that stage, waving your hands, do you know what you do?
You don't just tell the musicians what to play,
You make a kind of magic as you stand there today.
A hush falls over the crowd
They are all now quiet, even the ones who were loud
And as you raise your hand, Conductor,
I feel as if something epic is about to take the stand
Slowly, the violins I hear, as they introduce the exposition
Then they are joined by woodwinds, as the development ascends
This music may be old
Some would say it's too old for them
But they don't know the magic that is about to begin
For next comes the rest of the musicians, playing together as they go
And the instruments all weave together in a magnificent crescendo
Then come back the violins, in a plaintive wail
And the woodwinds howl, as if it's a stormy gale
A story is being told, through this music oh so old
The crowd says not a word
For every note must be heard
This isn't just some melody
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HarpsichordMost delicate;Harpsichord by a-secret-key
Each sound falls
Like water. Fibrous
Web- fingers untangle a
Pattern, caress it with
A nervous indecision.
Falling and pulling
Waves sucking on threads
Of courtly cadence.
One motion: Fragile as
Pulse, but solid, still,
As teeth clipping
Together on one note,
The precision became a
Song cradled in a brace of
Sinewed sound & gleaming
notes more worldly than
Humour . I pull a trill
From somewhere, deep
But still cat light, reaching
Below where all sound
Resides. Shuddering pure
Vibration choreographs my
Bones, heart, lungs and soul
Cavity: a deadly synchronicity
, A factory. I cleanly pluck
Each song a blackbird, his
Stuttered flight my rhythm.
The trigger jerks as my
Guillotine falls on your
Melancholy chords. Breathe
Richly. This is the knitting
Of sound, its creation: no
Drag, chopping through
My stabbing melody. Grappling
Ivorys sting consciousness,
Diving as if through the
Well in which, plummeting,
Music drowns, i
those cautious notes~Prelude~those cautious notes by twobefore-sunrise
As it starts,
full of those delicious pouts
of doubts and uncertainties
as the air rushes out in carefully measured
tablespoons of heaven
with each progression
make the tension of
my chest's anticipation rise.
We chase in duets
Each stealing a solo
after a long, reverberated trilling
of perfected accordance.
Those modulated fuges
of our heartstrings thrice pulled
spring forth more uncomfortable minors
and bends our souls.
Not everything is pretty,
and elementary perfect.
Happy, sad, strange and wrong
can lead back to happy on the right winding road
the Baroque perfection
of our Finale,
The Romantic insinuated interludes,
ocilating our raw exposed slurs
All can end so predictably
as it never w
A Dedication to Yo-Yo-MaBach: The Wailing WallA Dedication to Yo-Yo-Ma by GhostlyToaster
of a broken world
of innocence and earth,
timefulness and worth.
Show me another time,
when world wasn't named
to fit in rhyme,
when names held little powers,
and the grandiose nature of things
by we mere beings.
The world is alive in another concerto,
another form to please the senses,
to celebrate the brevity of life
and fie!, shew away those laments
of yesterdays repeated, worn out
with constant use.
Bach: The Wailing Wall
of a broken world -
I see no scattered pieces.
George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel by stormygate
20 November 2006
Gorge Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, 23 Feb. 1685; d. London, 14 April 1759) was one of the greatest composers of all time. While he was of German origin, he composed quite a bit in English and Italian. His popularity from his death to the 20th century relied heavily on his orchestral works and oratorios, Messiah being one of the largest, according to Anthony Hicks (para 1). He also explored every musical genre; both instrumental and vocal. In the beginning of his career, Handel composed many operas, particularly Italian librettos that were the finest despite their rarity. Lat
Always something new here ... We edit as we hop along!
NOT for the faint of heart: Scepticism and Revisionism: Taboga & Luchesi controversy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuTaN… (feel free to ask questions regarding!) It may help clear up or discover a few things, probably shave off of *arranger* Joseph's opus extra 400 works too. Not to speak of the rest of the musical world ... Here's Haydn & Pleyel case, insight into copyright-pre-copyright: iposgoode.ca/RogerFisher_Haydn… See *New Grove Haydn* 2002 onwards for attributions, spurious or ''with his approval'' works, etc.: books.google.si/books?id=7LxLt… ... Chill, this goes for many a composer - good to know! This group truly accepts ALL music(-related stuff)!
... With THIS hot topic taken care of ~ put on your wig and let's dig the gig!
*In Search of Haydn* - www.fandor.com/films/in_search…
(you'll need to install IP-changing program to watch if outside USA.)
Also BBC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7C1xY…
3SAT (in German language): www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZMbSu…
Kids these days ... FAN! - documentary: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzCPZk…
... PUPPET OPERAS! www.georg-jenisch.com/videos/ - ''Haydns Nacht'' can be bought at: *bureauarnold.com/wp/figurenfil… or *www.bureauarnold.com/HN/haydns…
MUSEUMS and HOUSES: HaydnHaus Wien: www.wienmuseum.at/de/standorte… * HaydnHaus Eisenstadt: haydn-haus.at/ * Mike Haydn Society: www.concerts-at-five.com/ * Mike Haydn Salzburg Museum: www.salzburg.info/en/sights/mu…
FORUMS, SOCIETIES: Haydnesque Forum: haydnesque.createforum.net/ind… * JH Great Britain: www.haydnsocietyofgb.co.uk/ * North America www.haydnsocietyofnorthamerica… * Handel & Haydn Society: www.handelandhaydn.org/ * Mike H: www.haydn.dk/ * 2009 Haydn BLOG: haydn2009.wordpress.com/
BooKs, INFO pages:
MICHAEL Haydn's SCORES, enter keywords at your convenience: www.digitale-sammlungen.de/ind…
A well of wisdom, history and knowledge: selection of Haydn's LETTERS (Eng.): www.public-domain-content.com/… & ia700302.us.archive.org/29/ite… (82!!!)
Kenneth Woods Blog: kennethwoods.net/blog1/2006/11…
Bits about the quartets: www.fuguemasters.com/haydn.htm…
Haydn Database: www.public-domain-content.com/…
Fine ''HAYDN STUDIES'' (& so on, just click the book covers, via Google books): books.google.si/books/about/Ha… or *Search inside* ... & ''Haydn SYMPHONIES'', spurious or otherwise, by Landon: archive.org/details/TheSymphon… (neat case-file! See also: Haydn: Chronicle and Works. If you find it.) Haydn & Classical Variation: books.google.si/books?id=kL3Xn…
Heaps of FREE books, scores and whatnot from Archive.com: archive.org/search.php?query=j… www.ebookcenter.biz/Books/ON/B…
Complete Jo Haydn bookography from OpenLibrary: openlibrary.org/search?q=josep…
and Mike Haydn: www.haydn.dk/mh_literature.php
Downloadable PDF: Joseph Haydn und sein Bruder Michael: zwei Bio-bibliographische Künstler-Skizzen: archive.org/details/josephhayd…
Downloadable PDF: Joseph Haydn's English Diary (1794-95): ia700300.us.archive.org/21/ite…
LISTS of compositions: MIKE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_… JO: imslp.org/wiki/List_of_Composi…
JO short BIO's: www.bookglutton.com/books/free… & www.artsalive.ca/pdf/mus/haydn… & www.gutenberg.org/files/13504/… MIKE's on Mozart forum: www.mozartforum.com/Contempora…
Pretty close, albeit un-pockmarked likeness: Anton Grassi, cca 1799.
Nicely formed, witty and elegant. ... Rollin'& chillin'!!! Group is broadly based, thanks for stopping by!
... Now that we got your attention
- a cheerful group of cosy proportions, dedicated to bubbly brothers
JOSEPH and MICHAEL -- HAYDN
... (who do not only ''share'' in the *AWESOME* - but EACH ADDS EXTRA to it!)
... With heaps of other pickled Curiosities! (Feel FREE to suggest them!)
While tipsy Michael, admired & frequently copied by Mozart,
retained his dignity & cool with awesome FUGUES and major SACRAL works,
frisky Joseph, true to the Form, Logic and Balance -
wrote jolly gorgeous! concertos for *HURDY-GURDY*
and Operas for Prince Nikolaus' *PUPPET* theatre.
* ... Cricket sound ... * www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrewTu…
(... Here's a hint: if it sounds ridiculous- it probably is;
Jo's frequently using irony; making ACID jokes and poking fun out of his audience; after all,
writing music-to-order can be rather depressing, especially in a mosquito ridden swamp
combined with shortage of desirable women. Oh, the tragedy. )
While Mikey was pretty much dignified, stuck in his own demanding stylish branch,
after all - he had to live up to the ultra-prominent position of Konzertmeister (etc.) in Salzburg -
mostly autodidactic Jo had a bit of a bug up his aR$€ during the creative period
and looked everywhere (chiefly in himself) for new expressions in music -
seriously: stuck in a bog, bored out of his mind - was bound to invent Classicism.
Q: What about Sammartini?!!
A: ... OK - it was a joined effort
Even the tougher amongst us succumb to their Charm and good will.
Albeit - most cheerful people are sometimes the saddest ...
*Perpetually serene* Mike sends goosebumps & chills and makes blood curdle
with REQUIEM in C (y. 1771): www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBV0oI…
and all power to him for writing GREAT string quintets and various other wooing compositions
including fun but nasty little canon opac.rism.info/index.php?id=6&… - which only shows that
despite reaching for the heights, we are still most earthly beings -
Jo's down-to-earth Wisdom rivals every first class philosopher: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il6lWL…
''Wein, Bad und Liebe soll dem Leben schädlich
sein; doch wird das Leben frisch durch Liebe, Bad und Wein.''
(* Wine, bath and love should be harmful to life;
but life becomes fresh by love, bath and wine - YES! *)
''... Depict Divinity through love and goodness''
- From ecstatic Joy to Tears -
- In a Twinkle of a phrase! -- Haydn brothers heartfelt MAGIC. - BRILLIANT! Peace.
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