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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2007, 10:55:46 pm »
Wow, that was exquisite, Daniel.  Thank you.

I am glad you enjoyed it. He has been labeled "the Diamond Voice", and apparently has a huge following in Japan. He himself is Russian. With my new headphones, I can actually hear it quite clearly, and I am beginning to think his voice is more than exquisiite. Exquisite just doesn't seem to be enough for me.
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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2007, 12:15:12 am »
That was hilarious Meryl... and well done!!! No complaints from me.

Here is Caccini's Ave Maria, which I would normally prefer to be sung by a Soprano, but Slava Kagan (one of the world's greatest counter-tenors in the past decade) sings it extraordinarily well.
[youtube=425,350]4SuBRsPt1Mo[/youtube]
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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2007, 12:20:22 am »
Thank you everyone for your contributions! :D


The following video clip is a bit different. It is Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria in Excelsis Deo . Read along with the sheet music as you listen to the song! :)



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzx2BOMo9tY[/youtube]







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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2007, 05:44:16 am »
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        Oh my Daniel, that defies the power to praise.  He is utterly magnificent.

"Utterly Magnificent".... That might work. Still sounds, a little.... earthbound?

Slava Kagan sings Rakhmananov's The Quet Melody accapella, in multiple layers. I was going to save this video for an appropriate moment on the PT, but it might get some appreciation here...

[youtube=425,350]LQqZF3HPMuQ[/youtube]
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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2007, 06:58:52 pm »
Bach's Air on the G String is not really a Christmas melody, but Slava Kagan's layered recording of this musical feast may very well become a part of my Christmas traditions.

[youtube=425,350]wN0T4E9uDTI[/youtube]

And I'd better stop with this one... before this thread turns into the Slava Kagan admiration board.
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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2012, 11:52:12 am »
bumping for a Baroque-Bach Christmas

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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2012, 12:10:29 pm »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNt1Qj4MA6M[/youtube]

"Rejoice Greatly" with the great Renee Fleming

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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2012, 12:17:26 pm »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Us_E551Z4[/youtube]

Reposting "The Trumpet Shall Sound" from G.F. Handel's The Messiah (1742) performed by Teddy T. Rhodes. (link above not working; different trumpeter)

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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2012, 03:30:33 pm »
Beautiful!!!!  8)

G. F. Handel's "Messiah" in its entirety! It's a real shame we don't play this year round in the U.S. Because it is soooooo so beautiful!


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdbB36x15mE[/youtube]




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Re: A Baroque Christmas
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2012, 03:38:57 pm »
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_Us_E551Z4[/youtube]

Reposting "The Trumpet Shall Sound" from G.F. Handel's The Messiah (1742) performed by Teddy T. Rhodes. (link above not working; different trumpeter)

That is really beautiful, Paul!! Thanks! "The Trumpet Shall Sound" is one of my favorites from The Messiah. I always look forward to it.

I wonder why some people have a problem with embedded videos though? If I uploaded something to youtube, I'd want as many people to watch it as possible!  :-\
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