Pachelbel’s Canon with period instruments (Voices of Music)

San Francisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major with period instruments. The piece remained forgotten for centuries like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, and was rediscovered only in the 20th century, and became extremely popular.

Vivaldi’s Spring with human voices

The vocal quintet “Carmel A-Cappella” sings the first movement (Allegro) of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the “Four Seasons“. “Carmel A-Cappella” is a vocal quintet containing five female singers ensemble from Haifa, Israel, who specializes in unaccompanied polyphonic music (a-cappella). The musical director and arranger of the quintet is the musician Mrs. Shula Erez. Singers: Maya …

Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor – a visual journey

Stephen Malinowski performs and also visualizes Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565. Stephen Anthony Malinowski is an American composer, pianist, educator, software engineer, and inventor. He was born on August 6, 1953, in Santa Monica, California in the United States.

Eliot Fisk and Paco Peña mini concert

Two masters of the guitar, Eliot Fisk, a great classical guitarist, and Paco Peña, one of the greatest flamenco guitarists ever: in a tiny concert presented by NPR Music, they’re playing two classical and two flamenco pieces. The repertoire here ranges from Baroque compositions by Bach and Domenico Scarlatti to present-day flamenco. And what happens …

Bach: Air on the G-String (Voices of Music, with original instruments)

Early music ensemble Voices of Music performs the second movement, Aria, from Bach’s orchestral suite in D Major, BWV 1068, popularly known as the “Air on the G-String” with original instruments from the time of Bach. Air on the G String is German violinist and teacher August Wilhelmj‘s (21 September 1845 in Usingen – 22 …

John Williams plays Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D-major

One of the most beautiful pieces of Baroque music: John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute in D-Major, RV 93. Antonio Vivaldi wrote many concertos for various instruments, including lute and mandolin. This Concerto in D major for Lute and Orchestra has been transcribed for guitar. It remains one of the finest examples of …