Joseph Haydn - Seven Last Words of Christ
1. "Father forgive them, for they know not what they do!".
2. "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise".
3. "Woman, behold your son: behold your mother".
4. "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?".
5. "I thirst".
6. "It is finished!".
7. "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit".
Seven times did Christ speak to his Father and people. All these sayings, although scattered in four canonical gospels...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:19)
Today blues from the source, as classical as a blues may be. Twelve-measure with three-versed lyrics. One of the most famous accomplishments of Robert Johnson, that is
I Believe I`ll Dust My Broom.
Johnson recorded it in November 1936 in San Antonio, Texas. It was his first of two recording sessions. The first song was ‘Kind Hearted Woman Blues’, and the second one was no other than ‘I believe I’ll Dust My Broom’, and a third one was ‘Sweet Home Chicago’...
Last Updated (Friday, 13 March 2015 15:02)
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
At the end of April and beginning of May 1968 The Jimi Hendrix Experience were recording their third and last album Electric Ladyland. The work took place in Record Plant Studios In New York.
Usually after recording the musicians would go to some club for jam sessions. The 2nd of May was no exception. The bass player Noel Reading had an argument with Hendrix and went home, so Hendrix went to a club with the drummer Mitch Mitchell. In the club they met...
Last Updated (Friday, 13 March 2015 15:21)
J.S. Bach - Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude (Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring)
In the twenties of the seventeenth century Johann Sebastian Bach was hired as a church music director in Leipzig. The terms of employment included inter alia writing new cantata each week for the Sunday’s Mass. Bach usually started the work on Monday and he composed and copied notations for particular instruments for four days, including Thursday. On Friday a first trial run took place and on Saturday a performance was...
Last Updated (Wednesday, 11 March 2015 21:00)
Franz Clement was a talented violinist contemporary of Beethoven. He was a wonder child, performing and directing at the age of 9. Uncontested fame of a virtuoso, together with the position of the Director of the Orchestra at the Vienna Theatre, gave him a rare privilege of being the person, who organised yearly benefit concertos, during which he could present the music of his choice.
In November 1806 Clement decided to organize one of these benefit concertos, called “academies”...
Last Updated (Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:43)