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16137 Donizetti: Poliuto


Poliuto is a three-act tragedia lirica (or tragic opera) by Gaetano Donizetti from the Italian libretto by Salvadore Cammarano, which was based on Pierre Corneille's play Polyeucte written in 1641–42. It reflected the life of the early Christian martyr Saint Polyeuctus. Regarded by one author as Donizetti's "most personal opera" with the music being "some of the finest Donizetti was to compose", Poliuto was written in 1838 for performances planned at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples later that year. However, close to the time for rehearsals to begin, King Ferdinand II refused to allow the martyrdom of a Christian saint to be seen on stage and forbade the production. Angry at the decision and with a commission for the Paris Opéra due from the composer, Donizetti paid the penalty to the San Carlo for not producing an original work as a substitute, and left Naples for Paris arriving on 21 October. As his first commission for Paris, he decided to revise Poliuto and between 1839-40 a French text, with the title Les martyrs, was prepared by Eugene Scribe which conformed to the conventions of a French four-act grand opera, but which incorporated 80% of the music from Poliuto. It was presented in Paris on 10 April 1840. When eventually given in Italy, it was initially presented in a translation from the French version under the title of I martiri. It took until 30 November 1848, months after the composer's death, in order for Poliuto to finally appear for six performances at the San Carlo in its original Italian three-act version. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107 [email protected]
2020-06-06
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Greg Brown: Spirit of the Great Bear


Spirit of the Great Bear was written to help people breathe and relax a bit during these pandemic times. For synth, classical guitar and native flute this song is a huge departure from Greg's catalog but he was compelled to write. He has always been a fan of R. Carlos Nakai and the peaceful sounds of American native music. May this work bring you some peace if only for a few minutes. Repeat as necessary. Now available for purchase at: Spirit of the Great Bear https://music.apple.com/us/album/spirit-of-the-great-bear-single/1511677038 Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-30
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16136 Donizetti: Alina, Queen of Golconda


Alina, regina di Golconda (Alina, Queen of Golconda) is an opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The Italian libretto was written by Felice Romani after Michel-Jean Sedaine's French libretto for Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny's ballet-heroine Aline, Reine de Golconde (Paris Opera, 1766), in its turn based on the novel by Stanislas de Boufflers. The opera was commissioned for the opening festivities of the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, where it premiered with success on 12 May 1828. Soon after, a revised version debuted at the Teatro Valle, Rome on 10 October 1829. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber #LaunchAmerica Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107 [email protected]
2020-05-27
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16135 Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor


Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian-language libretto loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott's historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor. Donizetti wrote Lucia di Lammermoor in 1835, a time when several factors led to the height of his reputation as a composer of opera. Gioachino Rossini had recently retired and Vincenzo Bellini had died shortly before the premiere of Lucia leaving Donizetti as "the sole reigning genius of Italian opera". Not only were conditions ripe for Donizetti's success as a composer, but there was also a European interest in the history and culture of Scotland. The perceived romance of its violent wars and feuds, as well as its folklore and mythology, intrigued 19th-century readers and audiences. Sir Walter Scott dramatized these elements in his novel The Bride of Lammermoor, which inspired several musical works including Lucia. The story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton (Lucia) who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. The setting is the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland (Lammermoor) in the 17th century. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107 [email protected]
2020-05-27
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16134 Donizetti: The Mayor of Saardam


Il borgomastro di Saardam (The mayor of Saardam) is an 1827 melodramma giocoso (opera buffa) in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The libretto, by Domenico Gilardoni, was based on the 1818 play Le bourgmestre de Sardam, ou Les deux Pierres by Mélesville, Jean-Toussaint Merle and Eugène Cantiran de Boirie. Albert Lortzing's 1837 opera Zar und Zimmermann is ultimately based, via a German translation, on the same French play. The plot concerns a famous episode in the life of Peter the Great, in which he disguised himself under an assumed name as a worker in the shipyards of Saardam, and has certain similarities to Donizetti's earlier 1-act farce Il falegname di Livonia. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107 [email protected]
2020-05-23
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16133 Donizetti: Aristea


Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘mini opera’ Aristea follows the 19th-century fashion for composing celebratory scenic works with a large cast and full orchestra, in this case to honour Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies. Librettist Giovanni Schmidt recycled Aristea from an earlier abandoned opera set in idyllic Greek surroundings. This tells the classical story of enforced separation of a father from his daughter, their subsequent confusions and final happy reunion. Donizetti’s early style was influenced by Rossini but is nevertheless independent and innovative, often hinting at his later operatic masterpieces. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107
2020-05-22
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16132 Donizetti: Rita


Deux Hommes et une femme (Two Men and a Woman), also known as Rita, is an opéra comique in one act, composed by Gaetano Donizetti to a French libretto by Gustave Vaëz. The opera, a domestic comedy consisting of eight musical numbers connected by spoken dialogue, was completed in 1841. Never performed in Donizetti's lifetime, it premiered posthumously at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 7 May 1860. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107
2020-05-20
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16131 Donizetti: Messa da Requiem


CMD dedicates this performance to the thousands we have lost from the COVID-19 pandemic. If man would only follow God's commandments, this never would have happened. This is broadcast is without any narratives or commercials. Began in October 1835 to commemorate the death of Donizetti's friend and rival Vincenzo Bellini in Naples, the work was left unfinished (probably due to composer unable to conduct it in December, because he was not in the city). It was published in 1870 by Lucca in a vocal with organ arrangement. The first known performance took place the same year in Donizetti's native Bergamo, in the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, under Alessandro Nini. It was repeated in 1875 on the occasion of the translation of the remains of Donizetti and his teacher Simon Mayr to Santa Maria Maggiore; then on the centenary of Donizetti's birth (1897) and death (1948, under Gianandrea Gavazzeni). The manuscript is preserved in the Conservatorio di San Pietro a Majella (Naples). In 1974 Vilmos Leskó prepared a new Ricordi edition of the Requiem, and since then it came to be regarded as one of the most important non-operatic compositions by Donizetti. The Requiem for Bellini is one of four Requiem settings by Donizetti, but the only one to survive to the present day. Among the others were a Requiem for Niccolò Zingarelli (composed 1837 in 3 days) and a Requiem for Lorenzo Fazzini (performed in San Ferdinando, Naples, 7 November 1837). Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107
2020-05-19
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16130 Donizetti: Parisina


Parisina (also known as Parisina d'Este) is an opera (tragedia lirica), in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto after Byron's 1816 poem Parisina. The characters of Parisina and Duke Azzo in both Byron's poem and Donizetti's opera are very loosely based on the historical figures of Parisina Malatesta (the daughter of Andrea Malatesta) and Niccolò III d'Este. Parisina premiered on 17 March 1833 at the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. A performance at the Teatro Argentina in Rome is the setting for a key scene in chapter 34 of the novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107
2020-05-17
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16129 Donizetti: Rosamund of England


Rosmonda d'Inghilterra (Rosamund of England) is a melodramma or opera in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. The Italian libretto was written by Felice Romani originally for Coccia's Rosmunda (1829). It is based on the legend of Rosamund Clifford (The Fair Rosamund). Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107
2020-05-15
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16128 Donizetti: Il castello di Kenilworth


Il castello di Kenilworth (or, under its original name in 1829, Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth) is a melodramma serio or tragic opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Andrea Leone Tottola wrote the Italian libretto after Victor Hugo's play Amy Robsart (1828) and Eugene Scribe's play Leicester, both of which following from Scott's novel Kenilworth (1821). Daniel Auber composed another opera on the same subject, Leicester, ou Le chateau de Kenilworth in 1823. This opera was the first of Donizetti's excursions into the Tudor period of English history, and it was followed in 1830 by Anna Bolena, (which was based on the life of Ann Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII), then by Maria Stuarda (named for Mary, Queen of Scots) which appeared in different forms in 1834 and 1835. All represented the interests (even obsessions) of many Italian composers of the era, Donizetti's included, in the character of Elizabeth I, whose life he was to explore further in 1837 in his opera Roberto Devereux (named for a putative lover of Queen Elizabeth I.) The leading female characters of the operas Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux are often referred to as the "Three Donizetti Queens." As Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth the opera received its first performance on 6 July 1829 at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples and, in a revised version at the same house, as Il castello di Kenilworth on 24 June 1830. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber Support us on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4186107
2020-05-08
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16127 Donizetti: Anna Bolena


Anna Bolena is a tragic opera (tragedia lirica) in two acts composed by Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto after Ippolito Pindemonte's Enrico VIII ossia Anna Bolena and Alessandro Pepoli's Anna Bolena, both recount the life of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII. It is one of four operas by Donizetti dealing with the Tudor period in English history—in composition order, Il castello di Kenilworth (1829), Anna Bolena (1830), Maria Stuarda (named for Mary, Queen of Scots, it appeared in different forms in 1834 and 1835), and Roberto Devereux (1837, named for a putative lover of Queen Elizabeth I of England). The leading female characters of the latter three operas are often referred to as "the Three Donizetti Queens." Anna Bolena premiered on 26 December 1830 at the Teatro Carcano in Milan, to "overwhelming success." Weinstock notes that only after this success did Donizetti's teacher, Johann Simon Mayr, "address his former pupil as Maestro." The composer had begun "to emerge as one of three most luminous names in the world of Italian opera", alongside Bellini and Rossini. This broadcast is from the CMD Archives. This live recording was recorded on April 14, 1957 Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-05-06
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16125 Carthage


CARTHAGE JAMES PRIMOSCH THE CROSSING Donald Nally conductor GRAMMY-winning chamber choir The Crossing is back with their latest installment in a multi-album series with Navona Records. CARTHAGE comes on the heels of the 2020 GRAMMY-nominated album THE ARC IN THE SKY, released last summer. In this latest offering, artistic director Donald Nally leads the choir through six striking pieces by composer James Primosch that confront the most elemental questions of Western philosophy. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-04-09
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16124 La Musica 2020 Program 3


The 34th Season of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival has been canceled, however, the music still lives on! Members of our CMD Grand Opera Company in Barcelona Spain perform - Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, No. 1, K. 478 Romberg: Trio in E minor, Op. 38, No. 1 for Cello, Viola and Double Bass Saint-Saens: Septet for Piano, Trumpet and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 65 Lennon/McCartney: 9 Songs for Assorted Instruments For more information about La Musica, please visit their website at LaMusicaFestival.org Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-04-08
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16123 Caraballo: Thankful


For an introduction, being thankful forces the fullness of all the good things we desire in our lives: compassion, joy, hope, love, and generosity. This overflow allows us to stop the endless striving, slow down, and become deeply present with God, with those we love, and with ourselves. That's why I choose this song. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/abnercaraballosings/ Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-04-07
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16122 La Musica 2020 Concert 2


The 34th Season of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival has been canceled, however, the music still lives on! Members of our CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans perform - Barber: Adagio for Strings Saint-Saens: Fantasy for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 Debussy: Dances Sacred and Profane Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114 "Trout" For more information about La Musica, please visit their website at LaMusicaFestival.org Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-04-07
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16121 Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane


Sylvia, originally Sylvia, ou La nymphe de Diane, is a full-length ballet in two or three acts, first choreographed by Louis Mérante to music by Léo Delibes in 1876. Sylvia is a typical classical ballet in many respects, yet it has many interesting features that make it unique. Sylvia is notable for its mythological Arcadian setting, creative choreographies, expansive sets and, above all, its remarkable score. The ballet's origins are in Tasso's 1573 play Aminta, which provides the basic plot of Delibes' work. Jules Barbier and Baron de Reinach adapted this for the Paris Opera. The piano arrangement was composed in 1876 and the orchestral suite was done in 1880. When Sylvia premiered on Wednesday, June 14, 1876, at the Palais Garnier, it went largely unnoticed. In fact, the first seven productions of Sylvia were not commercially successful. It was the 1952 revival, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, that popularized the ballet. Ashton's success set the stage for the 1997, 2004, 2005 and 2009 productions, all of which were based on his 1952 choreography. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-04-06
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16120 Delibes: Coppélia or, The Girl With The Enamel Eyes


Coppélia or, The Girl With The Enamel Eyes is a comic ballet originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes, with libretto by Charles-Louis-Étienne Nuitter. Nuitter's libretto and mise-en-scène was based upon two stories by E. T. A. Hoffmann: Der Sandmann (The Sandman). Coppélia premiered on 25 May 1870 at the Théâtre Impérial l'Opéra, with the 16-year-old Giuseppina Bozzacchi in the principal role of Swanhilda and ballerina Eugénie Fiocre playing the part of Frantz en travestie. The costumes were designed by Paul Lormier and Alfred Albert, the scenery by Charles-Antoine Cambon (Act I, scene 1; Act II, scene 1), and Édouard Desplechin and Jean-Baptiste Lavastre. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-31
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COVID-19 Experience #2 - 29Mar20


An update to our previous show on the COVID-19 experience in our town of Cedar City, Utah. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #PODCASTINGCOVID @podomatic #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans #CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-30
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16117 Delibes: Lakmé


Lakmé is an opera in three acts by Léo Delibes to a French libretto by Edmond Gondinet and Philippe Gille. The score, written from 1881–1882, was first performed on 14 April 1883 by the Opéra-Comique at the (second) Salle Favart in Paris, with stage decorations designed by Auguste Alfred Rubé and Philippe Chaperon (Act I), Eugène Louis Carpezat and (Joseph-)Antoine Lavastre (Act II), and Jean-Baptiste Lavastre (Act III). Set in British India in the mid-19th century, Lakmé is based on Théodore Pavie's story "Les babouches du Brahamane" and novel Le Mariage de Loti by Pierre Loti. The opera includes the popular Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais) for a soprano and mezzo-soprano, performed in Act 1 by Lakmé, the daughter of a Brahmin priest, and her servant Mallika. The name Lakmé is the French rendition of Sanskrit Lakshmi, the name of the Hindu Goddess of Wealth. The opera's most famous aria is the Bell Song (L'Air des clochettes) in Act 2. In contrast to other French operas of the period, such as Bizet's The Pearl Fishers and Massenet's Le roi de Lahore. Lakmé does more than simply capture the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes. The subject of the opera - which has a contemporary setting - is in fact the colonialism of the British army in India, focusing on their poor attitudes towards Indian cultural systems and the Hindu religion. It was suggested by Gondinet as a vehicle for the American soprano Marie van Zandt. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orlean and Chorus Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. This broadcast is also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/JfV8r34oFdk @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-28
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16115 La Musica 2020 Concert 1


The 34th Season of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival has been canceled, however, the music still lives on! Members of our CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice perform - Beethoven: String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No. 1 Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in E-flat minor, Op. 26, No. 2 Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18 For more information about La Musica, please visit their website at LaMusicaFestival.org Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-25
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16114 Michael Gordon: Anonymous Man


Grammy-winning choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, releases their newest recording – Michael Gordon’s Anonymous Man – on Cantaloupe Music. Scored for 24 unaccompanied voices, Anonymous Man is an hour-long piece on history, home, and homelessness that expands on Michael Gordon’s inventive approach to composition, layering minimalistic swirls of vocal sound on top of one another to create a hypnotic incantation. The nine-movement work was commissioned by The Crossing and premiered by the group on July 1, 2017 at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, as a part of The Month of Moderns, The Crossing’s annual summer festival of new music. Michael Gordon regards Anonymous Man as one of his most important and personal works, drawing inspiration for the piece from his neighborhood in lower Manhattan. Now a residential area in Tribeca, the block Gordon was at the time an industrial warehouse district when he moved into the former Romanoff Caviar factory in 1981. He says, “When I moved into my loft on Desbrosses Street, the streets were empty, since few people lived there. But both then and now, there were the homeless. Over time the neighborhood changed from an industrial warehouse district to a residential area. Anonymous Man is a memoir about my block. The piece is built around my memories of moving in, meeting my future wife for the first time there, and conversations I have had with two homeless men who made their home on the loading dock across the street.” Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-23
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16113 Jane Leslie: Floating


New York pianist-composer Jane Leslie has created her own signature 'crossover' style, blending elements of classical and popular music with beautiful melodies that convey a sense of peace, and touch the heart of the listener. She has been honored with several ASCAP Awards for her music, and holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School, and a Doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her recordings of her original piano music can be heard on radio stations and podcasts, and are available on all the major music streaming sites. We will be hearing Jane Leslie's piano solo called “Floating,” which was recently released as a single recording. “Floating" will also be part of her upcoming album “Ocean Suite,” which will be featured on this podcast when it is released in the near future. Jane has created a music video for “Floating” which can be found on her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/JaneLeslieMusic. More information can also be found on her website at www.janelesliemusic.com, and her Facebook page www.facebook.com/JaneLeslieMusic. https://www.janelesliemusic.com https://open.spotify.com/artist/1KpZ7MOliw4Iez8SrmWCne https://youtube.com/janelesliemusic https://facebook.com/janelesliemusic Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-22
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16111 Donizetti: La fille du régiment


La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) is an opéra comique in two acts by Gaetano Donizetti, set to a French libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. It was first performed on 11 February 1840 by the Paris Opéra-Comique at the Salle de la Bourse. The opera was written by Donizetti while he was living in Paris between 1838 and 1840 preparing a revised version of his then-unperformed Italian opera, Poliuto, as Les martyrs for the Paris Opéra. Since Martyrs was delayed, the composer had time to write the music for La fille du régiment, his first opera set to a French text, as well as to stage the French version of Lucia di Lammermoor as Lucie de Lammermoor. La fille du régiment quickly became a popular success partly because of the famous aria "Ah! mes amis, quel jour de fête!", which requires the tenor to sing no fewer than eight high Cs – a frequently sung ninth is not written. La figlia del reggimento, a slightly different Italian-language version (in translation by Calisto Bassi), was adapted to the tastes of the Italian public. Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber. @khedgecock #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #ClassicalMusicLivesOn #Uber
2020-03-21
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16110 La Musica 2020 Concert 4


The 34th Season of La Musica International Chamber Music Festival has been canceled, however, the music still lives on! Members of our CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice perform - Beethoven: Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3 Kodaly: Serenade, Op. 12 Dvorak: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 87 For more information about La Musica, please visit their website at LaMusicaFestival.org #ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #LaMusicaFestival #CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #ClassicalMusicLivesOn
2020-03-19
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16109 COVID Update/Experience


We were asked by PodOmatic to provide our experience with Covid-19 by answering the following questions: 1. What are the conditions like in your area? 2. What precautions have you taken/seen taken? 3. Advice on how/where to get tested. 4. Updates on store/event closures in your area. 5. How you are passing the time in isolation? 6. How to stay positive and help others. 7. Your story! We also have updates on: La Musica International Chamber Music Festival In Jubilo Women's Choir Southern Utah Handbell Choir Jane Leslie #PODCASTINGCOVID @podomatic
2020-03-18
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An Important Announcement from La Musica International Chamber Music Festival


Due to the Coronavirus, La Musica's 34th Season has been cancelled. For more information, please visit their website at LaMusicaFestival.org or call their Box Office at 941.366.8450 x 7 You may also email at [email protected] If you have purchased tickets, we hope you will consider your ticket purchase as a donation to help them overcome the tremendous expenses they have already incurred.
2020-03-17
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A Special Announcement from Our Producer


The Corona Virus will not defeat classical music! Have your concerts broadcast to the world for FREE on Classical Music Discoveries. We suggest uploading your audio or video files to DropBox and send us the download link. We will then broadcast your concert to our millions of listeners all over the world.
2020-03-11
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16097 Can You HANDEL This?


Now available on our YouTube Channel. Over 5 hours of our most requested music by Handel. https://youtu.be/fUhi4PLYhx4 Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by La Musica International Chamber Music Festival and Uber.
2020-03-02
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16091 Richard Hedgecock - A Tribute


Richard D. Hedgecock, the father of CMD's founder, Ken Hedgecock, passed on January 26, 2020. Richard was a great man, who was completely loyal to his wife and family, passed peacefully while taking a nap, waiting for the time to go to church. As our long time listeners know, whenever a family member passes, we usually play Durufle's "Requiem" in honor of that person. However, since Richard was a life-long lover of all things Western, we thought of playing music from his favorite movies, songs, and TV shows would be more appropriate. Dad, you will always be in our hearts, every day. You can view this on YouTube which includes track name and photos from Richard's life. View on YouTube at https://youtu.be/3yy7WJ2XNAo
2020-02-09
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16090 North: Spartacus (soundtrack)


The original score for Spartacus was composed and conducted by six-time Academy Award nominee Alex North. It was nominated by the American Film Institute for their list of greatest film scores. It is a textbook example of how modernist compositional styles can be adapted to the Hollywood leitmotif technique. North's score is epic, as befits the scale of the film. After extensive research of music of that period, North gathered a collection of antique instruments that, while not authentically Roman, provided a strong dramatic effect. These instruments included a sarrusophone, Israeli recorder, Chinese oboe, lute, mandolin, Yugoslav flute, kythara, dulcimer, and bagpipes. North's prize instrument was the ondioline, similar to an earlier version of the electronic synthesizer, which had never been used in film before. Much of the music is written without a tonal center, or flirts with tonality in ways that most film composers would not risk. One theme is used to represent both slavery and freedom, but is given different values in different scenes, so that it sounds like different themes. The love theme for Spartacus and Varinia is the most accessible theme in the film, and there is a harsh trumpet figure for Crassus. In this broadcast, CMD has gathered numerous recordings from LP and Tape (from the 1960's) to assemble one of the most complete soundtracks available of Spartacus. This broadcast is also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Y6NXzKncBho
2020-02-08
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16084 Franz von Suppé: Boccaccio, or the Prince of Palermo


Boccaccio, oder Der Prinz von Palermo (Boccaccio, or the Prince of Palermo) is an operetta in three acts by Franz von Suppé to a German libretto by Camillo Walzel and Richard Genée, based on the play by Jean-François Bayard, Adolphe de Leuven, Léon Lévy Brunswick and Arthur de Beauplan, based in turn on The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. The opera was first performed at the Carltheater, Vienna, on 1 February 1879. Joana Filipe Martinez - conductor/producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain This broadcast is also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/RjS0nPcYdxE
2020-01-23
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16082 Franz von Suppé: Die schöne Galathée (The Beautiful Galatea)


Die schöne Galathée (The Beautiful Galatea) is an operetta in two acts by Franz von Suppé to a German libretto by the composer and 'Poly Henrion' (the pseudonym of Leonhard Kohl von Kohlenegg). In the early 1860s, French operettas by Jacques Offenbach were first presented in Vienna. Franz von Suppé was obliged to compete with them by taking the time-honored traditions of Vienna and combining it with the new style of Offenbach. Die schöne Galathée was Franz von Suppé's first critical success. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans
2020-01-22
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16074 Donizetti: Emilia di Liverpool


Emilia di Liverpool is a dramma semiserio, ("half-serious") dramatic opera, in two acts with music by Gaetano Donizetti. Giuseppe Checcherini wrote the Italian libretto after the anonymous libretto for Vittorio Trento's Emilia di Laverpaut, itself based on Stefano Scatizzi's play of the same name. It premiered on 28 July 1824 at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples. Conducted by Joana Filipe Martinez CMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona This broadcast is also available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/X9jGDUdAAJc
2020-01-19
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16055 Bizet: Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)


Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers) is an opera in three acts by the French composer Georges Bizet, to a libretto by Eugène Cormon and Michel Carré. It was premiered on 30 September 1863 at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris, and was given 18 performances in its initial run. Set in ancient times on the island of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), the opera tells the story of how two men's vow of eternal friendship is threatened by their love for the same woman, whose own dilemma is the conflict between secular love and her sacred oath as a priestess. The friendship duet "Au fond du temple saint", generally known as "The Pearl Fishers Duet", is one of the best-known in Western opera. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Philharmonic and Chorus of Paris in Orleans Listen on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpKZVLi7ja0&feature=youtu.be
2019-12-30
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16054B Bizet's Carmen - Detailed Analysis


A detailed analysis of Bizet's "Carmen"
2019-12-29
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16053 Bizet: L'Arlésienne, Op. 23


Georges Bizet composed L'Arlésienne as incidental music to Alphonse Daudet's play of the same name, usually translated as The Girl from Arles. It was first performed on 1 October 1872 at the Vaudeville Theatre (now a cinema known as the Gaumont Opéra). Bizet's music consists of 27 numbers (some only a few bars) for voice, chorus, and small orchestra, ranging from short solos to longer entr'actes. Bizet himself played the harmonium backstage at the premiere performance. Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic of Paris in Orleans
2019-12-28
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16054 (15007) Bizet: Carmen


This broadcast has been archived to YouTube and is now available at: https://youtu.be/77t2CUJ1wmo
2019-12-28
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La Musica International Chamber Music Festival - promo 1


We are proud to announce that La Musica International Chamber Music Festival will be sponsoring us for Season 16. Be sure to visit their website at: LaMusicaFestival.org for more information. Please view our broadcasts for Season 16 on YouTube.
2019-10-01
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15189A Cosi fan tutte - detailed analysis


This broadcast has been archived to YouTube and is now available at: https://youtu.be/NJYsGOI4kkg A detailed analysis of our upcoming production of Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte"
2019-08-31
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15152 Ives: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2


Charles Ives Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 2 Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Orchestra
2019-04-25
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15150 Borodin 2 and Mendelssohn 3


Borodin: Symphony No. 2 in B minor Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p909/Borodin%3A_Symphony_No._2_and_Mendelssohn%3A_Symphony_No._3.html
2019-04-23
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14148 Schubert and Kalinnikov Symphony No. 2


Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B-flat Major, D. 125 Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 2 in A Major Dominique Beaulieu, conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p908/Schubert_2_and_Kalinnikov_2.html
2019-04-20
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15145 Shostakovich 10 and Tchaikovsky 5


Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Kathryn Cavanaugh - Producer/Conductor CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice Orchestra Download now at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p905/Shostakovich_10_and_Tchaikovsky_5.html
2019-04-14
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15135 Gounod: Romeo and Juliet


This episode has been archived to YouTube and is now available at: https://youtu.be/HVATC_2yoLA
2019-03-23
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15133 La Musica Chamber Music Hour


Kodaly: Duo for Violin and Cello Bilik: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 30 Brahms: Piano Quartet in A Major, Op. 26 For more information, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
2019-03-20
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15131 Prokofiev: The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118


The Tale of the Stone Flower, Op. 118 is Sergei Prokofiev's eighth and last ballet, written between 1948 and 1953. It is based on the Russian Ural folk tale The Stone Flower by Pavel Bazhov and is also the last of the trilogy of ballets Prokofiev wrote in the Russian ballet tradition. Sylvia Wagner - Conductor/Producer CMD German Opera Company of Berlin Recorded/Edited by CMD Recordings
2019-03-19
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15130 Brahms 3 and Tchaikovsky 4


Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Dominique Beaulieu - conductor CMD Paris Philharmonic in Orleans Download at: http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p881/Brahms%3A_Symphony_No._3_and_Tchaikovsky%3A_Symphony_No._4_%28digital_download%29.html
2019-03-16
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15122 Berlioz - Romeo and Juliet, Op. 17


Roméo et Juliette is a symphonie dramatique, a large-scale choral symphony by French composer Hector Berlioz, which was first performed on 24 November 1839. The libretto was written by Émile Deschamps, and the completed work was assigned the catalogue numbers Op. 17 and H. 79. It is based on Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet; it is regarded as one of Berlioz's finest works, and it is among the most original in form. The score is Berlioz's most comprehensive and detailed programmatic piece. Kathryn Cavanaugh - Conductor/Producer CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice
2019-03-10
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15121 La Musica Chamber Music Hour


The final concert of La Musica's 2018 Season. Bernstein: Piano Trio Brahms: Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40 Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163 For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
2019-03-09
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