"Chi questa Bergamasca sonarà, non pocho imparerà" (G. Frescobaldi)
Simone Stella plays the historical organ by Domenico Di Lorenzo da Lucca (1521) in the church of Santissima Annunziata in Florence (IT)
...edited 8th Septemeber 2019
G. F. Händel, Lascia Chio pianga. Soprano; Julia Lezhneva
I had to laugh at an English lesson which I taught as a relief teacher. Gays were oppressed in the past, now they have come out of the closet. Seriously? What does your Satanic Elton John have on the great and highly esteemed George Frederick Haendel? George Frederick Haendel, pupil of Corelli.
Upon reading this text, I realize a grave ommission. Corelli was a homosexual too. So not only did homosexuals play a major role in the history of music, they built the whole edifice.
Henry Purcell: Dido's Lament (Dido and Aeneas); Anna Dennis, soprano, with Voices of Music 4K
I am afraid that I may be as prejudiced as my late father when it comes to English music. But then, why is Henry Purcell different? Well without looking it up, he sounds suspiciously like a disciple of Arcangelo Corelli (as was Haendel). After looking it up, he is uniquely English and great with French and Italian influences.
Dad and I knew our music. Dad said once that the English were no good at music. I corrected him. What about Henry Purcell and Edward Elgar? (the beginning and ending of music history.) Dad nodded. He was very proud of me, and so he should have been, because he showed us how to pour a concrete mould with a mosaic at the age of 5, how to draw a map of the world and how to make plaster casts of our toy animals. I had checked Wikipedia a couple of weeks ago and that was more or less what it said regarding Purcell and Elgar.
Geminiani: The Art of Playing on the Violin - Composition No. 6 | Gottfried von der Goltz
Geminiani was Corelli's pupil.
Locatelli: Violin Concerto Op. 3, No. 1 - Lisa Jacobs and The String Solists - Live Concert HD
Locatelli was Corelli's pupil. Corelli developed the Concerto (which led to Sonatas and Symphonies) and started the modern violin school...and so you can see how they did it.
Sonata III in d-minor by Pietro Castrucci (1679-1752)
Castrucci was Corelli's pupil.
Francesco Antonio Bonporti (1672-1749) Serenata VI in A major
Francesco Antonio Bonporti was Corelli's pupil.
Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli (Rome, ca. 1690 -- London, 1772) _ Sonata X in G minor
Giovanni Stefano Carbonelli was Corelli's pupil.
Francesco Gasparini - Sonata
Francesco Gasparini was Corelli's pupil.
Scarlatti Sonata in D minor K141 by Martha Argerich (2008)
Baldassare Galuppi (18 Oct 1706 - 3 Jan 1785, Italian composer) Sonata in A Major
Antonio Salieri - Sinfonia Veneziana - Movement 1, 2 & 3 - SYO Sinfonietta - Sydney Youth Orchestra
In real life, Antonio Salieri was an extremely wealthy and successful entertainer. He was one of the most important and famous musicians of his time. Salieri was a cosmopolitan composer who wrote operas in three languages. Salieri helped to develop and shape many of the features of operatic compositional vocabulary and his music was a powerful influence on contemporary composers.
Salieri taught many budding young musicians and among his pupils in composition were Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Antonio Casimir Cartellieri, and many other luminaries of the early Romantic period. He also instructed many prominent singers throughout his long career. All but the wealthiest of his pupils received their lessons for free, a tribute to the kindness Gassmann had shown to Salieri when he was a penniless orphan.
Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 / Yeol Eum Son
I am not sure if anyone wrote a better concerto than Salieri's friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. One good reason why you shouldn't watch movies. They damage your brain. By comparison, I have been single most of my life. When I got divorced in my 20s I listened to this every night before I went to bed and it healed the pain, along with another one of Mozart's piano concertos, perhaps numbers 23 or 25 and the pain would go away. Studies on the ability of Classical Music to heal your central Nervous Sytem and prevent Alzheimer's are ongoing. Being musically educated and a performer is the key here. By contrast Rock and loud music can cause 40% memory damage. Regarding those who are most addicted to tv, the most addicted perform 50% on an intelligence test. The only people who benefit from tv are poor children because their parents never talk to them. Children from an upper class family only need to watch an hour a day for their chances to be measureably diminished. By contrast listen to this matrix that Mozart can feed you - harmony incorporating multiple melodies at once, rhythm, repetition and development - all thanks to Corelli. Studies show that teens who are plugged into headphones are more likely to be depressed, anxious and suicidal, because they don't listen to Mozart. I could explain how that happens. Also teens that read books are sane.