June 30, 2019

Year of Wonder – July

And the journey continues! I have been reading Clemency Burton-Hill's Year of Wonder since January and listening to the one piece of music she describes for each day of the year.

I have embedded the playlist for July below, as well as videos for a few of my favorites from Burton-Hill's recommendations from June. If you would like to read what Burton-Hill has written about each of these pieces (and many more), I highly recommend purchasing a copy of her book.


Bach/Gounod, Ave Maria
Performed by Kathryn Scott (piano) and Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Shankar/Menuhin, Raga Piloo
Performed by Anoushka Shankar and Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
Performed by Hilary Hahn (violin) 

Lang, I Lie 
Performed by the UCLA Early Music Ensemble

Abel, 27 Pieces for Viola da Gamba, Prelude
Performed by Petr Wagner

Richter, Mercy
Performed by Hilary Hahn (violin) and Jessica Osborne (piano) 

June 7, 2019

Mozart, Hell's Vengeance Boils in My Heart (1791)

For no particular reason other than it's always fun to hear, I have embedded two videos of Mozart's great Queen of the Night aria from The Magic Flute, "Der Hölle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen." (“Hell’s Vengeance Boils in My Heart”). 

Animated Graphical Score by Music Animation Machine 

Diana Damrau, soprano