Mozart : Adagio K 356 For Glass Harmonica / Brahms : Die Meere [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Η Glass Harmonica, μια από τις εφευρέσεις του Benjamin Franklin [!] αποτελείται από σειρά γυάλινων μπολ αύξοντος [ή …φθίνοντος] μεγέθους, τα οποία παράγουν μουσικούς τόνους διά της απαλής τριβής με υγρά δάκτυλα.
Ένας από τους πολλούς κορυφαίους συνθέτες που ασχολήθηκαν μ’ αυτήν είναι ο W.A. Mozart.
Ακούμε το Adagio K 356 από τον Bruno Hoffmann, και στη συνέχεια το γλυκύτατο ντουέτο του Johannes BrahmsDie Meere” [“Η Θάλασσα”] από την σοπράνο Letizia Scherrer και την μέτζο Franziska Gottwald.

The Glass Harmonica, one of Benjamin Franklin’s inventions (!) consists of a series of glass bowls of growing [or …declining] size, which produce musical tones through gentle friction with moist fingers.
One of the many leading composers involved in it was W.A. Mozart. We hear his Adagio K 356 performed by Bruno Hoffmann, followed by Johannes Brahms’s luscious duet “Die Meere” [“The Sea”], sung by soprano Letizia Scherrer and mezzo Franziska Gottwald.



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!