Bach Day (BBC Proms 2010)

BBC Proms “Bach Day”, 14th August 2010, Saturday. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and The English Baroque Soloists at Cadogan Hall, London.

Rostropovich plays Bach’s Cello Suites (Complete)

Mstislav Rostropovich plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, The Six suites for unaccompanied cello, probably the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello. Bach’s Cello Suites were most likely composed during the period 1717–1723 when Bach served as a Kapellmeister in Köthen.

Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major

San Francisco based renaissance and baroque music ensemble Voices of Music perform Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major. 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 …

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor

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.

Bach – Air on the G-String, BWV 1068 (With original instruments)

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

John Williams plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto 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 …