Category: 1790s

1790s, 2016, Music

A Little Too Cozy Live at Studio 42 at the CBC May 20, 2016

On Friday we saw a modernization of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, an opera I have never heard before. This adaptation sets the opera in a reality show where contestants are supposed to pledge their love to each other without actually meeting, similar to the original plot I assume. This is a bawdy one – I’m …

1710s, 1760s, 1790s, 1803, 2008, Music

Trumpet Concertos (2008) by Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

This is a collection of Classical and Baroque trumpet concerti, and it’s a good selection of these pieces, giving a good idea of how the music progressed…only the sequencing is, um, kind of backwards. I’ve heard both the Hummel and Haydn before and so won’t be commenting on them. They’re both classics, though. The oldest …

1790s, 1997, Music

Die Schopfung (1798, 1997) by Joseph Haydn, performed by The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

This appears to move the great oratorios or Handel into the classical era. The immensity of this is on par with his music but there’s no escaping how much more modern this work sounds in comparison. I thought I had a distaste for the classical era, but Haydn’s music is making a huge impression on …