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'Don't go.'



Il Fásolo
Lamento di Madama Lucia, con la riposta di Cola
Le Poème Harmonique & Vincent Dumestre


A daily dose of Bach


Johann Sebastian Bach.

"Harpsichord Concerto No.3 in D major, BWV 1054"

There are seven complete concertos for a single harpsichord (BWV 1052–1058), three concertos for two harpsichords (BWV 1060–1062), two concertos for three harpsichords (BWV 1063 and 1064), and one concerto for four harpsichords (BWV 1065).

From 1729 to 1741, Bach was director of the Collegium musicum in Leipzig, a student musical society, founded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 1703. 

The Collegium musicum often gave performances at Zimmermann’s coffee house. It was for these occasions that Bach produced his harpsichord concertos, among the first concertos for keyboard instrument ever written.

It is thought that the multiple harpsichord concertos were heard earlier than those for one harpsichord, perhaps because his sons C. P. E. Bach and W. F. Bach (both excellent harpsichord players) were living at home until 1733 and 1734.


Rheinberger- Abendlied

Having already posted a cantata of the same text, I felt it was appropriate to post this beautiful setting by Rheinberger too.


Anna Caterina Antonacci in black and white appreciation post


Selina Meyer » 3x02 “The Choice”

"If I say that I am Pro-Life, then I’m a traitor to my sex. If I say that I am Pro-Choice, then I’m a traitor to the President. Which makes me an actual traitor, by the way." 


Jean Richafort, Requiem in memoriam Josquin des Prez, for 6 voices (1532): Introitus

Huelgas Ensemble • Paul Van Nevel


Good Friday, our last St John Passion.

Karfreitag, unsere letzte Johannespassion.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus