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Author Topic: I Hear A Symphony: A "classical" music topic?  (Read 51339 times)
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« Reply #300 on: April 23, 2020, 04:34:37 AM »

In a classic example of killing two birds with one stone (if I say so myself), here is Dutch contralto Aafje Heynis singing Brahms's Alto Rhapsody for the benefit of JH, who is not too familiar with either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssje69SCqBg



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alto_Rhapsody
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« Reply #301 on: April 28, 2020, 02:45:09 AM »

Ever bump into an extraordinarily prolific composer you'd never heard of before? I had that yesterday, thanks to JH (again), the composer in question being Christoph Graupner. Like Bach in Mendelssohn's time, the 20th century brought a revival of interest in Graupner's work that is most encouraging but still has a long way to go.

I have a lot of exploring to do. For now, this spectacular piece may whet your appetite for more. Do read the wiki page and marvel at the prodigious output of a composer who deserves a far better fate.         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltTtafs95AY



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« Reply #302 on: May 12, 2020, 05:19:46 AM »

I love the sound of the Oboe d'amore. So it's wonderful to come across (on Dutch classical radio) a concerto for the instrument by the Italian Baroque composer Antonio Lotti. (All these new names!) This is the version that was played:

1. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVq5aIWSYQM
2. Affetuoso: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHIyF5ql8NQ
3. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j41U2nwCEM4



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« Reply #303 on: May 14, 2020, 02:56:23 PM »

I love the sound of the oboe d'amore.

To say nothing of the viola d'amore--and blow me down if there isn't a flûte d'amore as well. And they're all here in this splendid little concerto by Christoph Graupner.

This is for Joshilyn H, who introduced me to Herr Graupner, as a small token of thanks for all the wonderful videos with which she has been regaling us over the past few months and particularly during the present stressful time.     

I. Largo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2XizlqURjo
II. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-3MVnAtiwk
III. Adagio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l5qE0EB2RI
IV. Allegro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSh8r8hWJ7M

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« Reply #304 on: May 16, 2020, 01:58:47 PM »

I consider myself a fan of "modern" classical music. My favorite are Prokofiev, Debussy, Satie, and Philip Glass (although he's a different era). Prokofiev's Nevsky...woah!

This thread has a lot of good info and recommendations and I'm still going through it.  So far I seem to have similar taste to NickandthePassions.  Also, I have been enjoying Chopin's Nocturnes lately:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnFs85pLmj4&list=PL552450E1514256AB


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« Reply #305 on: July 01, 2020, 02:37:20 PM »

Regarding Satie, my favorites are the Gnossiennes

Link to No. 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGDKlu39xg

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« Reply #306 on: August 01, 2020, 03:13:32 PM »

Regarding Satie, my favorites are the Gnossiennes

Link to No. 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGDKlu39xg

Hi spgass.

Glad you're enjoying the thread. I'll try to look in more often. Wink
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« Reply #307 on: August 27, 2020, 03:33:49 AM »

This is for Silken, who celebrates her birthday today. The composer and performer are Argentinian and the venue is Dutch!

Que tengas un gran día!

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« Reply #308 on: October 01, 2020, 12:28:38 PM »

Last week I heard a work on Dutch classical radio by Florence Price, her Symphony No. 1 in E Minor (1931-32). This had the distinction of being the first symphony written by an African-American woman to be performed by a major orchestra. It has a whiff of Dvořák about it but only a whiff. I really like the mood it conveys. Its four movements are as follows:

I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZTmMmcnvHs

II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0oRsqkq0J0

III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2d_2JJBcMs

IV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bLd-2icN1E

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Price
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« Reply #309 on: October 19, 2020, 02:36:42 AM »

Violinist Jelly d'Arányi is a fascinating figure (see her wiki page). The most curious story associated with her is the one about the Schumann Violin Concerto.

Here she is performing a piece (with Ethel Hobday at the piano) by her beloved Frederick Septimus Kelly, a composer and Olympic rower who was killed in WWI:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A1-ydBOlks

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jelly_d%27Arányi
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« Reply #310 on: October 20, 2020, 03:41:27 AM »

Right now I'm in the middle of listening to a recent (2019) recording of Monteverdi's Vespers for the Blessed Virgin by Simon-Pierre Bestion that takes a disarmingly fresh look at the work (check out the ISSUU booklet on this page). I can imagine purists recoiling in horror, but I love it. It's a work I never could take to -- until now. See what you think:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lTmiyz5GfIGymjMOURtlXiMWmGEX87sIg

Curiously, the cover art reminds me of The Roses of Heliogabalus, one of my favourite paintings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespro_della_Beata_Vergine
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« Reply #311 on: November 02, 2020, 12:46:02 AM »

Here's one befitting the new month. Hans Richter's "November" features the stunning talents of Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen:

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

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