Arquivo de Outubro, 2021

‘Magnificat du quatriesme ton’, de Jean Mouton

Jean Mouton [ca. 1459 – 30 Outubro 1522] foi um compositor e eclesiástico francês que adquiriu notoriedade em Itália fruto da amizade com Josquin DesPrez.
Escreveu aproximadamente vinte missas, cem motetos e dez magnificats.


Ensemble Diabolus in Musica|Ensemble Clément-Janequin
Album: “1515 – Œuvres sacrées de Jean Mouton, maître de chapelle de François Ier” (ADF-Bayard Musique, 2015)
Magnificat du quatriesme ton

‘Still Life with the Toledo Blade’, de William Harnett

De William Harnett [10 Agosto 1848 – 29 Outubro 1892], artista nascido no Condado de Cork na Irlanda e naturalizado cidadão americano aos vinte anos de idade, a obra ‘Still Life with the Toledo Blade’ de 1886 pertence ao período que passou na Europa e encontra-se no The Toledo Museum of Art – Ohio, EUA.


‘Concerti’, de Johann Gottlieb Graun

Na passagem dos 250 anos sobre a morte de Johann Gottlieb Graun [1703 – 1771], compositor alemão do designado período Galante (transição do barroco para o clássico) e discípulo do violinista Johann Georg Pisendel [1687 – 1755], o primeiro andamento do Concerto para Flauta Traverso e 2 Violinos em Mi menor, GraunWV D: XIII: 171: I. Andante.


Álbum: Johann Gottlieb Graun · Carl Heinrich Graun – Concerti (2011 CPO)
Ensemble: Frankfurt Capella Academica

‘Seraphim’, de Hans Leo Hassler

Hans Leo Hassler [1564-1612], compositor e organista alemão cujo trabalho decorreu na transição da Renascença para o barroco veneziano, revela o esplendor sonoro barroco através do modelo multi-coral veneziano na obra Seraphim, interpretada pelo Ensemble Weser-Renaissance Bremen, dirigido por Manfred Cordes.


Álbum: Hassler: Motets & Organ Works, 2001

‘Double Feature’, de Robert Rauschenberg

De Robert Rauschenberg [22 Outubro 1925 – 12 Maio 2008], precursor do expressionismo abstrato após a Segunda Guerra Mundial, ‘Double Feature’ de 1959, que se encontra no Kunstmuseum Basel, Suíça.


Robert Rauschenberg - Double Feature 1959

‘My Favorite Things’, de John Coltrane

Do álbum homónimo lançado pela Atlantic Records em Março de 1961, o tema de abertura ‘My Favorite Things’, gravado no dia 21 de Outubro de 1960, é um exemplo paradigmático da genialidade de John Coltrane [1926-1967] em deambular entre a tradição e a vanguarda. A formação do quarteto de então era constituída por John Coltrane em saxofone soprano, McCoy Tyner no piano, Steve Davis no contrabaixo e Elvin Jones na bateria.


‘Luz de Verão’, de Childe Hassam

Os pintores Childe Hassam [17 Outubro 1859 – 27 Agosto 1935] e Mary Stevenson Cassat [22 Maio 1844 – 14 Junho 1926] tiveram uma influência decisiva na divulgação do Movimento Impressionista junto do meio cultural americano.


Hassam is probably best known for his views of New York City and landscapes of summer resorts in New England. Most of the latter were painted on the Isles of Shoals. Around the middle of the nineteenth century, the Isles of Shoals, ten miles out in the Atlantic off the New Hampshire coast, became a fashionable vacation site. In a period of rapid urbanization, these islands provided an atmosphere of wild nature combined with comfortable lodgings for writers, musicians, artists, and well-off tourists. It was here that Childe Hassam engaged in summer painting campaigns for some thirty years.

Summer Sunlight belongs to this group of “Shoals” works. Painted in 1892, it is an excellent example of the period during which Hassam executed his most lyrical, atmospheric works. The setting is probably Appledorf Island, where a friend, the writer Celia Thaxter, had a home. Like many of the “Shoals” paintings, it is infused with a sense of bright light and fresh air. Via The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.


Summer Sunlight (Isles of Shoals), 1892

Summer Sunlight (Isles of Shoals)

‘Hunt at the Castle of Torgau in Honour of Charles V’, de Lucas Cranach ‘o Velho’

De Lucas Cranach ‘o Velho’ [c. 1472 – 16 Outubro 1553] ‘Hunt at the Castle of Torgau in Honour of Charles V’


Hunt at the Castle of Torgau in Honour of Charles V, 1544. Oil on panel. Room 055B

A hunting scene characterized by a very developed landscape castle of Hartenfels in Torgau (Saxony). Among those taking part are the Emperor Charles V and John Frederick the Magnanimous, Elector of Saxony (at the lower left), together with the latters wife, Sibylla of Cleves (on the right, dressed in red). The hunt never actually took place and the painting is in fact an allegory of good government, symbolised by the hunt. The painting was given by the Elector, a supporter of the Reformation, to the Emperor. It is dated 1544, the year of the fourth Diet of Speyer when Charles V finally ratified the Elector´s marriage, held in Torgau in 1527. This work is signed with the monogram of Lucas Cranach and dated 1544. It was brought to Spain by Maria of Hungary and hung in the El Pardo Palace, where it is listed in the inventory of 1564. Lucas Cranach and his workshop painted various scenes similar to this one. Each of them shows the elector of Saxony in possession of Torgau Castle, accompanied by different rulers of that time. Those paintings, which may have been commissioned by elector Johann Friedrich as presents to other princes during the fifteen forties, have a political meaning. On one hand, they depict him as the legitimate Lord of his territory, with a commitment to the Reformation, as Torgau was the first Protestant church built ex-novo. At the same time, hunting was synonymous with good government at that time, and it alludes to the necessary collaboration among rulers in order to insure peace.

‘Salve Regina’, de Jacques Arcadelt

De Jacques Arcadelt [c. 1507 – 14 Outubro 1568], o Salve Regina a 5 do primeiro cd do álbum triplo Jacques Arcadelt: Motetti – Madrigali – Chansons [2018], pelo ensemble vocal belga Choeur de Chambre de Namur fundado em 1987, pelo ensemble Cappella Mediterranea, fundado em 2005 por Leonardo Garcia Alarcón e pelo ensemble francês Doulce Mémoire, fundado em 1989 por Denis Raisin-Dadre.
Em 2018, o Musica Aeterna dedicou-lhe uma emissão, aquando da passagem dos 450 anos da morte.


‘Leçons de Ténèbres’, de Claudin de Sermisy

De Claudin de Sermisy [c.1490 – 13 Outubro 1562], a composição Tenebrae: 1st Lesson: Thau. Reddes eis vicem Domine do álbum Sermisy: Tenebrae, Motets [1984], interpretado pelo Ensemble Clément Janequin.


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