Galileo Project Cd Dvd

Tafelmusik

Galileo Project Cd Dvd
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Galileo Project Cd Dvd

Tafelmusik

Catalogue # TMK1101DVDCD

ABC Classic FM CD of the Week: 2nd April 2012

Brand new release on Tafelmusik’s own label! Tafelmusik’s The Galileo Project tours for Musica Viva Australia during March 2012. This path-breaking DVD/CD package celebrates Galileo’s first public demonstration of the telescope with stunning celestial images from the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and Canadian astronomers accompanied by beautiful music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The DVD includes two bonus tracks of original animated films of Tafelmusik. Actor Shaun Smyth narrates a compelling script while the mucisians weave in and around a magical stage set.

CD - The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

Vivaldi Double Violin Concerto in A major Op 3 No 5, Lully Phaeton excerpts, Monteverdi Ciaccona, Merula Ciaccona, Michelangelo Galilei Toccatas, Marini Passacaglia from Op 22, Monteverdi Moresca (Orfeo), Purcell Rondeau (Abdelazer), Rameau Entree de Jupiter (Hippolyte et Aricie), Handel Allegro (Concerto Grosso in D major Op 3 No 6), Rameau Entree de Venus (Les Surprises de l'Amour), Telemann Allegro (Concerto for 4 Violins in D major), Zelenka Adagio ma non troppo (Sonata in F major), Rameau Entree de Mercure (Platee), Lully Air pour les suivants de Saturne (Phaeton), Weiss Allegro (Lute Concerto in C mjaor), Bach Sinfonia ‘How Brightly Shines the Morning Star’ BWV1, Sinfonia from Cantata BWV29

DVD - The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres

Music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach and Handel, with images from the Hubble Space Telescope narrated by Shaun Smyth

Review

There are a lot of good Baroque orchestras out there that are really making their mark in the world of recordings. The Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s new release features a CD and DVD of their Galileo Project, their contribution to the United Nations International Year of Astronomy in 2009. Not only are they virtuosic but in the DVD, they don’t use music! With a fluid sense of ensemble, soloists and narrators wander out onto the stage to discuss the world and space through music and poetry.

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