Ira Levin, Director y Pianista
The art of transcribing for piano has its own rules. You need a deep and precise knowledge of the possibilities of the keyboard to translate to him the specific sounds of the organ, voices and symphony orchestra. In the history of piano transcriptions, and the bar was set very high by Liszt with the symphonies of Beethoven, Berlioz, Schubert's songs and excerpts from operas by Wagner and Busoni and Siloti organ pieces by Bach. The conductor and pianist Ira Levin shows belong to the same group. In his transcriptions of pieces by Johan Sebastian Bach, is capable of playing on the piano, ...+ info
Andrés Cea, órgano y claviórgano
Genoa cathedral, 8th of December 1548: “A pontifical mass was celebrated. It was officiated by the singers and chapel of the Prince to the great amazement of all the people, seeing the solemnity that was used and the so divine music of such well selected voices and hearing the sweetness and oddity used in the organ playing by Antonio de Cabezón, unique on this kind of music, another Orpheus of our times” (Calvete de la Estrella: El felicísimo viaje, Antwerp, 1552). Five hundred years after his birth, Cabezón’s music continues to cause wonderment due to h...+ info
The Royal Wind Music
Conductor: Paul Leenhouts
Taken from an interview with Paul Leenhouts, arranger and director of The Royal Wind Music by Sara Hessel, music director at KMFA Classical Austin 89.5, Texas. Could you tell our listeners a few details about your new album ‘En er mundo’? For this encore CD I was delighted to arrange a mélange of 34 pieces from all over the world, resulting in a colourful collection which certainly doesn’t pretend to be part of the standard repertoire of a renaissance recorder consort. Perhaps, from a classical point of view, one could even be heavily criticised for performing Mus...+ info
The soprano Mariví Blasco, accompanied by theorbo Juan Carlos Rivera, we are immersed in the Italian Seicento music with Arias and Cantatas of Claudio Monteverdi, Stefano Landi, Benedetto Ferrari, Barbara Strozzi, Domenico Mazzocchi and Giulio Caccini. An remarkable performance of exceptional music.
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