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by rosenblums
posted 02/09/2015

Major Musical Milestones

During the course of August/September 2015, Sylvia hosted a series of 6 episodes entitled Major Musical Milestones, featuring Andy Bromberger, musician, historian and teacher. You can follow the links below to retrieve each of the 6 episodes. in addition, Andy has provided links to where you can listen to music appropriate to that episode.

Part 1 is about Notation and Andy suggests the following links to hear related music:

Gregorian Chants: https://youtu.be/D5ubvYqOh1M
Chant singing using Neumes: https://youtu.be/E8s4EXM_tys?list=PLI-chB-HMERKx5iNJXr72GAPsRO7sEYH7
Ut Queant Laxis: https://youtu.be/7-WtmOniiRw
La Messe de Nostre Dame by de Machaut ( first 4 part mass written in 1364): https://youtu.be/11A4wqv8_wo

Part 2 is about Opera and Andy suggests the following links for related music:

Euridice – Peri: https://youtu.be/WHMJgGE5Doc
Ofeo – Monteverdi; https://youtu.be/jb2TURdBeEQ or https://youtu.be/i9g2nAAZfeM
Marriage of Figaro – Mozart: https://youtu.be/1nRObrCLKNs
La Muette do Portici – Auber: https://youtu.be/7ggKnUaFSfQ
The Brandenburgers of Bohemia – Smetena: https://youtu.be/k2g6zKLQvsY
Nambucco – Verdi: https://youtu.be/gaXE0v0bJoE

Part 3 is about Equal Temperament and Andy has provided the following links for related music:

Veni Sancte Spiritus – John Dunstable: https://youtu.be/Ei9btWV8uKc
Variations – Pachelbel. ( to show how hard it was to play different keys in mean tone): https://youtu.be/CflsZnLE_t4
Well – Tempered Clavier –Bach (showing different temperings): https://youtu.be/f8M-JzIwbog

Part 4 is about the piano and here is Andy’s recommended links:

Sonata D minor K 517 – Scarlatti: https://youtu.be/71iUAFFQ8ik
Prelude and Fugue in D Minor – Bach: https://youtu.be/jOzWN-PYh9s
Stein piano: https://youtu.be/kC_PQFzaCKI

Part 5 deals with Jewish emancipation and here are Andy’s recommendations for you to listen to:

Barchu – Rossi: https://youtu.be/qHsXu2WwbNY?list=PLEA69n4YhFxz_9N5cOkUQmuDYyvMVQCZd
Piano Concerto no1 G minor – Mendelssohn: https://youtu.be/fZTNWI75eK4
La Juive- Halevy: https://youtu.be/SV_ofKbbcB0
Lyric Symphony – Zemlinsky; https://youtu.be/oC2Hkk50ujM

And this the final Part about recording and here are Andy’s recommendations:

Au Clair de la Lune – Martinsville: https://youtu.be/q7Gi6j4w3DY
Symphony no 5 – Beethoven: https://youtu.be/SFY1s6y6r5M
Enrico Caruso 1916 recording: https://youtu.be/u1QJwHWvgP8?list=PL4FdBtmutR0zmutN74PUuWMs_vmoIY23O
O soave fanciulla, La Boheme- Puccini: https://youtu.be/GEdMgSRqwhg


If you are interested in contacting Andy and doing one of her courses, here is the link to her website:



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