Music for the Eyes

Vol: 203 | 1 Jul 2018

Enjoy Bach’s joke in the Peasant Cantata,
discover the Chirogymnast from musical torture chambers,
and what happens when Girls are Boys?

Classical Music for
Alien Civilizations
The Golden Record
Should I be
applauding now?
The Appropriateness
of Applause
Fall of the Gods
Engaging the
Mozart Myth
Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
First held in 1948, the event is an annual international music festival dedicated to opera. Taking place each summer in Aix-en-Provence, the house programme also features concerts of orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo instrumental music. History has seen the expansion of festival venues from the courtyard of the former archbishop’s palace to the majestic architecture of the Grand Théâtre de Provence...
Date: July 4 to 24, 2018
Country: France
What's New
When Girls are Boys The Chirogymnast
We’ve all been to the opera when they cast young men with unchanged voices in operatic roles and, well, they may not just have, let’s say, the vocal maturity to carry this off. Time for the women to take charge! In some cases, the vocal problem comes from changing audience taste. Beginning with the very first operas...
The importance attached to virtuosity at the beginning of the 19th century is evidenced by the publication of an enormous number of new methods for piano. The great majority was directed towards the acquisition of practical and technical perfection in performance. Carl Czerny made a good living churning out his famous Klavierschule...
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Bach Makes a Joke
The Peasant Cantata
Music for the Eyes
From Music Catalogue Breitkopf & Härtel
In 1742, Bach, late in his career, took a long look back at the music of his day and made such a thorough-going parody of it that we’re still not sure if he was making a social commentary or a musical joke. The Peasant Cantata, BWV 212, also has the title of Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, which in local Saxon, for We have a new Governor...
No other invention had a greater impact on how music found its way from the composer to the public than the printing of music. After Ottaviano Petrucci published the first edition of the famous Harmonice Musices Odhecaton A in Venice in March 1501, the musical world would never be the same...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Gordon Jacob:
Violin Concerto
II. Andante espressivo

Ave Verum

Concerto for Organ
in G minor

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