Day One Hundred and Eighty & One Hundred and Eighty-One

A small catch up post today, with two more movements of Marcello sonatas. No repeats just to save time 🙂

“Allegro” from Sonata #2 in e minor

“Allegro” from Sonata #3 in a minor

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Music source: http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Cello_Sonatas,_Op.1_(Marcello,_Benedetto)

Days One Hundred and Seventy-Seven through One Hundred and Seventy-Nine

A preemptive post, for once! Two of these are arias from my favorite opera (Die Zauberflöte aka The Magic Flute) sung by my favorite character (Papageno). I’ve also linked to my favorite performances of each. The last one is a minuet from a Boccherini quintet I’ve played selections from before.

“Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” (“A Girl or a Little Wife”) — Lately, I’m fond of Detlef Roth in this 2001 performance. The huge voice that comes out of that tiny man is wonderful!

“Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” (“The birdcatcher I am indeed”) — I usually don’t like opera translated into other languages but I absolutely love Ingmar Bergman’s Swedish version of ZauberflöteTrollflöjten. It’s set up as a stage play and shows some of the “inner workings” of theater work. I’m fairly certain Håkan Hagegård is still my favorite Papageno, and his version of the character’s intro song is pure delight.

“Minuetto” from Quintet #60 (Boccherini) — a favorite warmup piece of mine 🙂

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Music sources:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Zauberfl%C3%B6te,_K.620_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus)
http://imslp.org/wiki/6_String_Quintets%2C_G.319-324_(Op.30)_(Boccherini%2C_Luigi)

Days One Hundred and Seventy-Five and One Hundred and Seventy-Six

Missed yesterday, so there’s two videos for today. I’ll be away for a few days so I recorded a few more songs and will post them in a separate blog post in a few minutes. I want to try and get this one up before midnight, though!

These both come from the same book as the last few days.

“A Minor Melody” / “A Cloudy Day”

“The Troubadour” / “Hoedown” / “A Waltz”

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Day One Hundred and Sixty-Six

Happy Fourth of July! I am not a huge fan of our national anthem (sorry) and if you’re from the USA you’ve probably heard it 1000 times by now, perhaps just today. So, here’s a little Civil War tune you’ll probably know.

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Music source (adapted from): https://www.8notes.com/scores/5082.asp

Day One Hundred and Sixty-Five

Today’s upload is giving me issues (hence the posting at 12:15am with no video), so this post is a placeholder until the video is up on Youtube.

Tonight’s selection is “Rigaudon” from Handel’s Water Music. Please stay tuned!!

EDIT: Video is up now!

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Days One Hundred and Sixty-Three & One Hundred and Sixty-Four

Double post today. I played a movement from a Marcello sonata the other day and it got me curious, so I found the rest of the sonatas from his first opus and I’m going to try them out over the next few weeks. These are the first movements of the first two sonatas.

“Adagio” from Sonata #2 in e minor

“Largo” from Sonata #1 in F major (“1st repeat good, 2nd repeat not so good”)

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Day One Hundred and Fifty-Nine

Just a quickie tonight: a minuet adapted from Harpsichord Sonata #8 by Thomas Augustine Arne. I might explore the variations at a later date! (Also when I have a violin…)

Edited to add: I know this is posted on the 28th but the video went up a few minutes before midnight so I’m counting it as the 27th!!

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Music source: https://www.8notes.com/scores/18369.asp