ClassicalRap is a forum for discussion and information on classical music genres from the Baroque through the 20th Century eras in particular. Information will be provided on the various genres of classical music in these eras, and discussions will involve the lives of composers, their works, and standard and new recording releases. This is not a blog about Rap music.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Something Baroque, Something Romantic (Part Three)

Note: I'm learning how to embed videos as an option, so bear with me.  The formatting in this post could be a bit better.  Anyone who has some suggestions, they are welcome.


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) - Violin concerto in A major "Les Rainettes (The Three Frogs)" TWV 51:A4 - I: Allegro.  Unknown composition date.

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) - Toccata and Psalm XIII.  Unknown CD


Wynton Marsalis Playing Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)  Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E major, S49, WoO1 III: Rondo - Composed in 1803.  Hummel wrote his trumpet concerto in honor of Anton Weidinger (1766-1852), the inventor of the keyed trumpet.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra in D minor, Wq. 23 I: Allegro - Composed in 1748


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Swan Lake Ballet Suite, Opus 20 - Composed in 1876.

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Symphony No. 2 in C major "Resurrection" - Composed in 1894.  This video includes the entire symphony performed by the University of California, Davis Symphony.  It's over an hour long.  Enjoy!

20th Century:

George Gershwin (1898-1937) Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Jazz Band.  Composed in 1924.  Here is Gershwin performing his own piece.

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