Aug. 7,- 1 hour of summermusic with Babbel, theme: through the ages

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Aug. 7,- 1 hour of summermusic with Babbel, theme: through the ages

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01. - Edvard Grieg (Herbert Fleischmann , Philharmonic Ensemble Pro Musica , Kurt Redel , Leonard Hokanson , Camerata Labacensis , 1993)_In The Hall Of The Mountain King (Peer Gynt Suite No 1)
Welcome to a summer hour with Babbel, Theme Summer through the ages Starts from the birth years of the composers, Program and information can be found at dj booth babble
have fun listening, right now you can hear Grieg, in the hall of the moutain king

02. (1300) Choir of New College - Sumer Is Icumen in
Summer has come in Sing loud, cuckoo!
The seed grows and the meadow blooms And the forest blossoms now.
The ewe barks to the lamb, To the calf the cow moo,
The bull jumps up, the buck farts;
Sing merrily, cuckoo! Good sing thou, cuckoo! Never cease
So reads the prosaic hymn to summer that constitutes one of the oldest surviving secular English canon texts. Sumer is icumen in, every serious history book on music calls this "round song" in which the singers alternately repeat the stanzas.

03. (1653) Camerata of St. Andrew & Leonard Friedman - Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D
2.Bottle Post Johann Pachelbel Canon in D
These notes were written down around 1680. The world then had to wait another 5 years for the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1919 it resurfaced and was first published as Canon and Fugue. The march began. There is a story that this piece was written for the wedding of Bach's eldest brother. It is known that Pachelbel was present at this and that he wrote music for the occasion. It seems logical because, after all, it is still played at weddings.
What makes it so strong? Or so accessible? In the bass, you hear the theme. Like a passacaglia theme, it remains constantly present as a melodic yet harmonic foundation. Above it, the voices in the strings vary. Ever more beautiful and and virtuosic. The canon matures, becomes more certain, hovers above the bass line and emerges as a melody. Simple. Brilliant. A timeless hit.
The Canon and Fugue is the Godfather of pop music, as everyone has used it in their own way over the past 30 years. Pachelbel is like a lonely composer on a desert island. He put his Canon and Fugue in a bottle which, fortunately for him, was washed up on the beach of the inhabited world centuries later. And so he was saved a little after all.

04. (1678)Antonio Vivaldi - The Summer - Adagio e Piano
05. (1678)Antonio Vivaldi - The Summer - Presto
06. (1678)Antonio Vivaldi - The Summer - Allegro non Molto, Allegro

4,5,6 Antonio Vivaldi - Summer from the Four Seasons
Some five hundred years later, Antonio Vivaldi had summer begin with a scorching heat that turns via twittering birds into a thunderous thunderstorm. It is a piece of "film music" of the first order.
Under the oppressive heat of the blazing sun Man and flock wither, the pine tree scorches We hear the cuckoo, soft songs of the turtle and goldfinch. A lovely breeze stirs the air, but suddenly the north wind picks up.
The flock trembles before the storm and its fate. The fear of lightning and thunder robs the shepherd of his peace, flies and hornets swarm furiously. Ah, his fear proves well founded...The heavens thunder and lightning, hail destroys the ears of corn and the other grain.

07.(1685) Bohdan Warchal: Capella Istropolitana - Handel: Water Music Suite #2 In D, HWV 349 – Overture
The story goes that the composer G.F.Handel sailed across the Thames with his orchestra of fifty musicians on a large raft - surrounded by numerous small boats of listeners - to play the piece near the royal yacht. The king was an avid water sportsman. Handel composed the festive suite in 1717.

08. (1770) Vladimir Ashkenazy: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67 – Summer
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09. (1770) Beethoven - Symphony No.6 in F, "Pastoral": II-Scene by the Brook
Beethoven Symphony No.6, 'Pastoral'
Beethoven loved his solitary walks in the countryside just outside Vienna. The impressions he gained during these walks inspired him to write his Sixth Symphony. It is one of the composer's few clearly programmatic works. Interestingly, this Sixth was written at the same time as his totally abstract Fifth Symphony. Here Beethoven uses the orchestra to pay homage to nature; you can hear bird sounds, a flowing stream and a violent thunderstorm, among other things.

10. (1825) Herbert Von Karajan: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Strauss Jr. (J): An Der Schönen, Blauen Donau, Op. 314
In 1866, Strauss was commissioned to write a work for the Wiener Männergesangverein. Thus was born An der Schönen Blauen Donau. He wrote the waltz in his then residence at Praterstraße 54 in Vienna, which today houses the Johann Strauss Museum. At its premiere on Feb. 13, 1867, this choral waltz met with very little acclaim. It was not until the composer conducted the work at the World's Fair in Paris in May of the same year that it became a triumph and began its triumphal march through the world. It is well known that Johannes Brahms harbored an enormous admiration for this waltz. At his concerts, he often performed a sensational piano rendition of it.
The Vienna Philharmonic traditionally close their New Year's concert with this waltz American director Stanley Kubrick used An der schönen blauen Donau in his illustrious film 2001: A Space Odyssey as background music during two scenes from the film's Floyd Section.

11. (1866) Laurent Giannini-Rima - Satie: 3 Gymnopédies - 1. Lent Et Douloureux
French composer Erik Satie was and is elusive. He grew from a forgotten eccentric - who started his own church - into a cult hero. The mystery in his music continues to fascinate many people. His Gymnopédies referred to dances performed by naked Spartan children. He wanted to return to the cradle of music: the fewer notes the more expressive, is the philosophy that rises from his music.

12. (1898) Gershwin: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime
That the summer blues can be not only somber and painful but also enticing and seductive proved George Gershwin with his Summertime, now promoted to evergreen. The lullaby that begins his opera Porgy and Bess (1935), Gershwin wrote with lyricist DuBose Heyward, who based it in part on the spiritual All my Trials. The aria has since been covered some 30,000 times in all manner of arrangements and styles, but remains most beautiful in the version as Gershwin intended it: a lullaby that sings of a lazy, carefree summer and ditto future, but in which the frown and melancholy are never absent. Although, of course, the famous version by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is still not to be sneezed at either.

13. (1919) Eric Coates, Cedric Sharpe Sextet & New Queen's Hall Light Orchestra - Summer Days Suite: I. In a Country Lane (Recorded 1919) more info you can find here:

14. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - The green leaves of summer
"The Green Leaves of Summer" is a song by Paul Francis Webster, with music by Dimitri Tiomkin, written for the 1960 film The Alamo.[1] It was performed in the film's score by the vocal group The Brothers Four. In 1961, the song was nominated for an Academy Award; its parent soundtrack, for the film The Alamo, was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.
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