Durch eine Intrige eines bayerischen Beamten gegen seinen Vorgesetzten wird ein aus dem amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg übrig gebliebenes Waffenarsenal von rd. 600 neuartigen Schnellfeuerwaffen an Bayern (Leyermark) geliefert. Ergänzend muss man wissen, dass im amerikanischen Militär der Begriff "Rifles" nicht nur die Waffen sondern auch dazu gehörenden Soldaten bezeichnet. Nun und diese "Wunderwaffen" kommen im preussisch-österreichsichen Krieg von 1866 (Bayern stand auf Habsburger Seite) zum Einsatz. So kommt es dazu, dass kein Deutsches Kaisersreich 1870/71 entsteht, der Demokratiegedanke der Amerikaner um sich greift (es entsteht eine "DRR" -)) und selbst Frankreich nicht zu Erbfeind wird.
L’edizione Bollati Boringhieri delle Opere di Carl Gustav Jung, l’unica completa e annotata realizzata in Italia, è ora disponibile in edizione digitale completa. …
Abel published quite a few chamber works with flute, meeting the demand for new music by the many gentleman flutists in England. The flute concertos contained here, despite their opus number, were never published, but are found in a manuscript held in Leipzig which can be dated prior to 1759. Stylistically these works have left the Baroque far behind, with regular phrases, simple basses , broad harmonic movement. The melodies make ample use of lombardic rhythms and syncopations and the florid passaggi sparkles with triplets and scalar passages in sixteenths. Though there are occasional harmonic complications which recall Abel's background, the overall tone here is that of the Enlightenment. Who can Abel have written these works for?
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Un best-seller mondial, traduit dans plus de vingt langues, enfin en poche! …
A new recording of Weber's piano concertos was obviously long overdue, and this one fits the bill more than adequately, coming as it does generously coupled with the much better known Konzertstück and in first-rate sound quality from HMV. Not the least of its virtues is the light it casts on the origins of the piano idiom of Chopin and Liszt and, in the case of the Konzertstück, on the very foundations of the romantic concerto. I wouldn't envy any historian out to determine who was responsible for which innovation in the first two decades of the nineteenth century, but certainly to hear so many fully-formed romantic textures in music dating from 1810-21 is an instructive, not to say startling, experience.
Speaking about Johann Sebastian Bach’s second son Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788), Mozart said “he is the father, we are the children”. Indeed, Carl Philipp Emanuel is one of the major musical figures of this key period, the turning point between the baroque and classical aesthetics. Although he left a large body of work written for instruments of all kinds, the keyboard was always his favourite. He produced a number of collections for it, featuring numerous sonatas and freestyle works such as fantasias, a genre in which he excelled. Aline Zylberajch and Alice Piérot offer a selection of pieces for both violin and keyboard and solo keyboard, all composed during Carl Philipp Emanuel’s mature years, from the 1760s up until his death.