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  • n. Plural form of cantata.


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  • Let us first sketch the career of Donizetti, the author of sixty-four operas, besides a mass of other music, such as cantatas, ariettas, duets, church music, etc., in the short space of twenty-six years.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • He might have preferred to be celebrated for his opera "Wuthering Heights," symphonies and cantatas such as "Moby Dick," and other concert works.

    'Psycho' Maestro at 100

  • The day-long classes, again open to anyone, cover everything from archaeology to Bach cantatas.

    Pam Grout: Studying At Oxford Is A Great Excuse To Visit Oxford

  • All week long, ensembles from 14 universities, colleges and conservatories will perform repertoire ranging from the 13th-century "Play of Robin and Marion" (University of Southern California) to cantatas by Bach and Telemann (Oberlin Conservatory) to an early brass ensemble playing 17th-century Italian and traditional Chinese music (Indiana University).

    Second-Class Repertoire No More

  • I went through one about thirty years ago and it's taken me almost that long to finally rediscover Bach and his cantatas on account of it.

    Spend some time and rock a rhyme / I said, It's not that easy

  • If you want to sample his singing, try "Ich habe genug" on his Bach cantatas CD, with its quietly anguished oboe obbligato.

    CBSO, Stephen Hough/Nelsons; Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Nott – review

  • Bach's cantatas and passions are a distant model, but the way in which Birtwistle manages the drama and intertwines the voices with the chamber orchestra that supports them is entirely his own.

    This week's new live music

  • Layton also features in two concerts with his choir from Trinity College, Cambridge: the first devoted to Britten's cantata St Nicolas and his Ceremony Of Carols (Mon); the second, with the Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment, to four cantatas from Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Thu).

    This week's new live music

  • I come back and have to listen to Brahms, or one of the Bach cantatas meditating on death after traveling anywhere in Colombia — just to regain a sense of perspective.

    Fragment of a Travel Narrative Which Didn’t Need To Be Included « Unknowing

  • When I was learning to love Bach cantatas, they were available, and no amateur productions.

    Keen Longings « Unknowing


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