Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb, 1st mov.

Joseph Haydn’s Concerto per il Clarino, (Hob.: VIIe/1) (Trumpet Concerto in E flat major) was written in 1796 for his long-time friend Anton Weidinger. Joseph Haydn was 64 years of age. Filed under: Music Tagged: 1st mov., Haydn, Haydn Trumpet Concerto in Eb, The DWR Friday Classical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Brahms Hungarian Dance no.5

The Hungarian Dances (German: Ungarische Tänze) by Johannes Brahms (WoO 1), are a set of 21 lively dance tunes based mostly on Hungarian themes, completed in 1869.[1] They vary from about a minute to five minutes in length. They are among Brahms’s most popular works, and were certainly the most profitable for him. Each dance ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Musical Interlude – O Fortuna

Went with the family to see this on the weekend.  The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra did a splendid job with the piece. O Fortuna velut luna statu variabilis, semper crescis aut decrescis; vita detestabilis nunc obdurat et tunc curat ludo mentis aciem, egestatem, potestatem dissolvit ut glaciem. Sors immanis et inanis, rota tu volubilis, status malus, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Mahler 2 – Resurrection

Well, folks let me tell you, listening the the choral finale of Mahler 2 is inspiring, but singing it…  Next level experience.  We had the Calgary Youth Orchestra and 3 other choirs join my choir to tackle this monumental piece.  Every chorister should have the opportunity to sing in this iconic musical experience. Original German ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Classical Music Interlude – Mussorgsky – Night On the Bare Mountain

Night on Bald Mountain (Russian: Ночь на лысой горе, Noch′ na lysoy gore), also known as Night on the Bare Mountain, is a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881). Inspired by Russian literary works and legend, Mussorgsky composed a “musical picture”, St. John’s Eve on Bald Mountain (Russian: Иванова ночь на лысой горе, Ivanova ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Missa Brevis K49 – W. A. Mozart

Our choir will be singing this in May.  My very first Mass.  🙂  The counting in some of the movements are quite tricky, as young Mozart decided that switching between common and cut time was a cool thing to do. The Mass in G major (K. 49/47d) is the first full mass composed by Wolfgang ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude – Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Ecossaises in E-flat Major

Well, well, well.  I spy another tune that I’m learning, and looking at the tempo I use and the one below.  Nothing like seeing the work ahead that needs to be done. 🙂   Filed under: Music Tagged: Beethoven, Ecossaises in E-flat Major, The DWR Friday Classical Interlude

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Interlude: for Paris, and Beirut, and Baghdad

(I’m writing this early in the week, for publication Friday.  I’m dreading coming back and editing this list…) and Garissa, Kenya; Yola, Nigeria and all the places being terrorized by “our” side… Gustav Mahler wrote his song cycle Kindertotenlieder, Songs on the Death of Children, over a century ago, a setting of five (out of over ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Classical Music Interlude – Hayden Cello Concerto No. 1

Hayden is often referred to as the Father of Classical music.  Listen and find out why. 🙂   All three movements of this work are written in sonata form, unlike the second concerto, where rondo form is used in the second and third movements. This concerto is more related to Haydn’s violin concerti than its ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Beethoven’s String Quartet No.1 in F major, Op.18 No.1

“The String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1 begins one of the greatest cycles of music in the entire Western Classical canon, the sixteen quartets of Beethoven spanning the whole of his creative life. Composed between 1798 and 1800, the six Op. 18 quartets show an astonishing mastery of the language ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Musical Interlude – Beethoven’s ‘Ghost’ Trio

Opus 70 is a set of two Piano Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, written for piano, violin, and cello. Both trios were composed during Beethoven’s stay at Countess Marie von Erdödy’s estate, and both are dedicated to her for her hospitality. They were published in 1809. The first, in D major, known as the Ghost, ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor.

Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5, is a music piece by Sergei Rachmaninoff, completed in 1901. It was included in his Opus 23 set of ten preludes, despite having been written two years earlier than the other nine. Rachmaninoff himself premiered the piece in Moscow on February 10, 1903, along with Preludes No. ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Classical Music Interlude – Debussy Suite Bergamasque

The Suite bergamasque is one of the most famous piano suites by Claude Debussy. Debussy commenced the suite in 1890 at age 28, but he did not finish or publish it until 1905.[1] The Suite bergamasque was first composed by Debussy around 1890, but was significantly revised just before its publication in 1905. It seems ...

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Friday Classical Music Interlude – Mozart, Sonata for Two Pianos, K 448, first movement

The Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448 is a piano work composed in 1781 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at 25 years of age. It is written in strict Sonata–Allegro Form, with three movements. The sonata was composed for a performance he would give with fellow pianist Josephine von Aurnhammer Mozart composed this ...