sábado, 21 de noviembre de 2020


Dear Music Is The Key followers, in extension to this and my other blogs, I have created an online store where you’ll be able to buy hard to find pre-owned music albums, books in spanish, movies, and much more. Delivery is worldwide, so if you find anything you like, go for it.

I have already added some items, but there are still a lot left to add, so be sure to visit it often to check out the latest merchandise.

Be sure to like the Facebook page to find out about recently added items:

And here is the direct link to the store:

Happy buying!

Estimados seguidores de Music Is The Key, como una extensión a este y mis otros blogs, he creado una tienda en línea en la que podrán comprar artículos usados difíciles de encontrar como discos de música, libros en español, películas y mucho más. Los envíos se hacen a todo el mundo, así que si encuentras algo que te guste, no dudes en comprarlo.

He agregado ya varios artículos, pero aún quedan muchos por agregar, así que asegúrate de revisar a menudo la tienda.

Asegúrate también de darle like a la página de Facebook para enterarte de los artículos agregados recientemente:

Y acá está el link directo a la tienda:

¡Feliz compra!

sábado, 25 de marzo de 2017

François Lazarevitch TELEMANN 12 Fantasias for Solo Flute

‘The reserve collections of the Bibliothèque Royale of Brussels hold the sole printed copy of Telemann’s Twelve Fantaisies for solo flute. . . . These fantasias considerably enrich the slender corpus of Baroque works for flute without bass, alongside two other gems, the Partita of J. S. Bach and the Sonata in A minor of C. P. E. Bach. A cycle for solo flute of this kind, arranged by tonalities (the twelve that come most naturally to the instrument) and rising gradually from the key of A to that of G, is unique in the repertory. . . . These fantasias, each with its own mood, are miniatures consisting of a succession of three or four movements in the same key. All of them have in common the concision, the formal brevity and the rapid alternation of their movements. Telemann plays on effects of contrast and surprise by switching between opposing characters and tempi.
‘The open form of the fantasia offers the composer an ideal field of freedom and expression for his inexhaustible imagination. A fervent champion of the réunion des goûts (mixed style) embracing German, Italian, French and Polish tastes, Telemann covered all the genres, national styles and compositional idioms of his time.’ (François Lazarevitch)

Michèle Losier / Olivier Godin TEMPS NOUVEAU

Critically acclaimed for her rich voice and masterful musicality, French-Canadian mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier presents her first solo recital on the ATMA Classique label. “I was pregnant with my first child when I chose the songs for this recording. I felt simultaneously calm and overjoyed. I particularly remember the impression the lullaby Dors ami made on me; it deeply moved my maternal heart,” she says. Pianist Olivier Godin accompanies Losier in a program of French melodies by Gounod, Massenet, Franck, Bizet and Saint-Saëns.

Ophélie Gaillard EXILES

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States, land of freedom, open to the world, a democracy concerned with human rights, attracted emigrants of all origins. Rightly or wrongly, the young nation, in full economic expansion, embodied a land of redemption for the composers brought together by Ophélie Gaillard.
After Alvorada, her globe-trotting cello leads us in the footsteps of Bloch, Korngold, Prokofiev, Chava Alberstein and Giora Feidmann, singing their exile, whether suffered or deliberately chosen. She makes us vibrate to the sound of a film score (Korngold’s Concerto), a prayer (From Jewish Life), an Hebraic narrative (Schelomo), a lullaby, a wedding dance… The spirit of celebration, tenderness, religious meditation: so many facets of daily life and the culture of several generations of Jewish immigrants, related by Ophélie Gaillard’s humanistic bow.

viernes, 24 de marzo de 2017

Lucas Jussen / Arthur Jussen SAINT-SAËNS - POULENC - SAY

The Jussen brothers were born into a musical family. Their father Paul Jussen is a timpani player with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Netherlands and their mother Christianne van Gelder is a flautist and teacher. “Music was always there and we often joined them when they had rehearsals or when there was a night concert,” says Lucas. “The hall where our father rehearses is very close to our house, so whenever there was a great soloist or a nice conductor we were free to come and listen. So we did many times. So there wasn’t really any escaping from it. And we’re happy about that.” 
After winning young musical talent awards and doing well in piano competitions, the brothers studied in Portugal and Brazil in 2005 with master pianist Maria João Píres. Dutch teacher Jan Wijn then took them under his wing. Recently, Lucas studied with Menahem Pressler in the US and Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid, while Arthur continued with Wijn at the Amsterdam Conservatory. “We still visit him often when we need help, when we need to prepare new pieces, and he’s a huge help, but we’re not anymore connected to an institute, like a real school,” says Lucas.

Scherzi Musicali / Nicolas Achten ANTONIO BERTALI La Maddalena (reupload)

Through the combination of sacred and profane that she embodies, the profoundly human personality of Mary Magdalene greatly inspired artists of the Baroque era, whether painters, poets or composers. It was in the sphere of influence of Italian oratorios, highly prized at the court of Vienna, that Antonio Bertali devoted a most moving sepolcro to her in 1663, a genre traditionally played during Holy Week. In 1617, in Mantua, it was in the form of theatrical interludes that she was honoured by court composers such as Salomone Rossi, Muzio Effrem and Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the prologue for this other Maddalena.

Capella de Ministrers / Carles Magraner LA SPAGNA Danzas del Renacimiento español

La Spagna reviews the universe of instrumental dances from the Spanish Renaisance by composers such as Ortiz, Milán, Dalza, Negri, Caroso, Capirola, Cabezón, Praetorius, Barbetta, Spinacino, Narváez and anonymous works from the Cancionero de Palacio (the Palace Songbook).