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Music of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book we are playing on our Kawai Piano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKm_5sBJJtE

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Les Tambourins of François Couperins played on our harpsichord Sassmann:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI8fAGOkiFo

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Music of François Couperin I have played on my harpsichord Sassmann:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wztCFdznHis

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Music of Henry Purcell I ma playing on my Clavichord Wittmayer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc8Kg3v7x00

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Music of J. Pachelbel I am playing on my harpsichord Sassmann:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgzHPluVTDc

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The bluegrass Natalie Alms and Ollie Davidson create comes at you in waves. Witnessing these two Chicagoan's sing and play banjo and acoustic guitar, open to one another, hearts on their sleeves, is like watching a perfect circuit light up. Together these classic troubadours’ voices lay down a solid base and tone, funneling you into succinct chorus melodies that build into a crescendo of rich and powerful harmonies. The end result of each song is satisfying and expressive, weaving together themes of love, fear, hope, and loss. They say each song’s purpose is to mark a moment in time, and give the listener a glimpse into the lives of these prolific songwriters, who met doing their work as animal and human rights activists. Their first album, Standing at the Precipice, was quick chemistry, with 13 songs penned in one month and a recording catalyzed by a successful Kickstarter campaign. It’s a vulnerable look at times, though for the most part the music resolves itself to the basic emotions of hope and love, and let’s you know that no matter how low things get, there is a lift coming soon. A must-see acoustic duo.
https://youtu.be/r_g-r3NEH4g

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♫CUBAN SONGBOOK♫ revisits the song TÚ, MI DESENGAÑO (English title: YOU, MY DISAPPOINTMENT), that can be considered a direct link between two important Cuban musical movements: FILIN and NUEVA TROVA. The song was written in 1963 following the stylistic guidelines established by the FILIN movement of the 1940's and 1950's (that blended traditional Cuban boleros with American Jazz ballads), but its composer soon evolved to become a top representative of the NUEVA TROVA movement (that blended Cuban traditional songwriting from the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, specialized in setting poetry to Cuban style music, together with 1960's international singer-songwriting tendencies, making occasional use of pop-rock melodies and including socially concerned themes as subjects in their songs' lyrics, in a similar fashion to the works of Pete Seeger or Bob Dylan, just to name the two most influential of that era in Cuba). The link to the performance in Spanish leads to a superb jazzy performance by Omara Portuondo, of Buena Vista Social Club fame, with a clever musical arrangement that begins minimally with the singer's voice 'a cappella' as demanded by the sad, intimate subject of the song's lyrics (a lover's infidelity), and discreetly incorporates instruments throughout the song to end on a high note with full rhythm and string sections in place, marking the definitive end of the love affair and the hope for a new beginning with another lover.

(For the English version, press ► on the upper left corner of the song's box)

TÚ, MI DESENGAÑO - YOU, MY DISAPPOINTMENT
English: https://domihnoq.tumblr.com/post/140270700888
Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkyyzPpd2OE

Enjoy and all the best!

♫CUBAN SONGBOOK♫ New English lyrics to 400+ Cuban classics, most of them have never been sung in English before. Find also spotlights on songs, sometimes with the stories behind them and with additional information on composers and performers.
Songbook links:
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(Press ► on the upper left corner of the song's box)
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New this week:
♫CUBAN SONGBOOK♫ revisits a song that can be considered a direct link between two Cuban musical movements: FILIN & NUEVA TROVA.
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