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« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2016, 03:15:09 AM »

Saw Daniel Lozakovitj playing Prokofiev last night at a local music festival.

It's good to keep in mind that he is only fifteen! And boy did he wow them yesterday...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwwZu6hl8sk
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« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2016, 09:08:10 AM »

Saw Daniel Lozakovitj playing Prokofiev last night at the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam.

It's good to keep in mind that he is only fifteen! And boy did he wow them yesterday...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwwZu6hl8sk

Incredible, he makes it look tooo easy.. I woulda broke a string 0:37
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« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2016, 04:55:49 PM »

Great performance.
Closed my eyes while listening. Mental video of horses galloping across a field, birds flying, swooping up and down, our dog chasing a squirrel up a tree...

Oh, Prokofiev. Mainly know him from the wonderful Peter and the Wolf heard when a child. Will explore him further.
Hard to go wrong with those incredible Russian composers.
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« Reply #78 on: September 13, 2016, 02:05:43 AM »

Oh, Prokofiev. Mainly know him from the wonderful Peter and the Wolf heard when a child. Will explore him further.
Hard to go wrong with those incredible Russian composers.

My two eldest grandchildren attended a performance of Peter and the Wolf last Sunday:

http://gergievfestival.nl/en-us/Programme/Zaterdag-en-US/Peter-en-de-wolf-4-met-verteller-en-US

They knew the piece already from a tape but now they could actually watch the orchestral instruments playing the various roles...   


Yes, the Russians are amazing. (I know Peter Reum is a big fan.)

And do they ring the changes! I cannot imagine a greater contrast between Prokofiev's serene First Symphony (the "Classical") and its modernist successor, which I heard during that same festival.

Shostakovich is another who wrote lighter stuff (quite literally to keep himself alive during The Terror) as well as some of the most profound symphonies ever...
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« Reply #79 on: September 14, 2016, 05:36:56 AM »

There is also a good rock version of "Peter and the Wolf":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rock_Peter_and_the_Wolf

Stephane Grappelli playing "The Cat" is worth the price of admission by himself.

And yes, the Russians are amazing. Their music is second to none.
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« Reply #80 on: September 14, 2016, 07:07:16 AM »

There is also a good rock version of "Peter and the Wolf":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rock_Peter_and_the_Wolf

Stephane Grappelli playing "The Cat" is worth the price of admission by himself.

And yes, the Russians are amazing. Their music is second to none.

Thanks for the link, sir.

This is one I found while tidying up my own "classical" topic. Maybe those fearsome gong strokes towards the end will spur someone at PSF to start a similar topic over there. Every music forum worth its salt should have one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hxWp5QBN4g

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Foulds
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« Reply #81 on: October 09, 2016, 06:03:12 AM »

Everyone should hear this magical gem by Claude Debussy at least once in their lives.

The first audience did better than that: they requested (and got) a repeat performance...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZvbuAXdmv4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude_a_l%27apres-midi_d%27un_faune




  
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« Reply #82 on: October 09, 2016, 06:29:15 AM »

Thanks. Haven't heard this in a while.
Just listened to it. Perfect music to get the day going, not just for afternoons!  Smiley
This and Grieg's "Morning Mood" are great songs for lazy Sunday mornings.
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« Reply #83 on: October 30, 2016, 03:36:16 AM »

This and Grieg's "Morning Mood" are great songs for lazy Sunday mornings.

True. Ravel's second Daphne et Chloé suite is another...

For those who can receive it (and are interested) the BBC is an hour or so into playing 12 hours of non-stop classical music (and some jazz, but no speech at all):

http://radiotoday.co.uk/2016/10/radio-3-to-play-non-stop-music-for-12-hours/ 

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« Reply #84 on: October 30, 2016, 08:33:01 AM »

Thanks. Was able to listen for a couple of hours before going to church services.
Nice symphony followed by fast sitar music followed by Monteverdi followed by bossa nova followed by...
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« Reply #85 on: November 21, 2016, 07:40:25 AM »

John Knowles Paine is a name I can't say I'm familiar with. His "ocean fantasy" Poseidon and Amphitrite is a gem that should be better known:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fnPXD075Jc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Knowles_Paine

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« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2016, 03:47:35 AM »

John Knowles Paine is a name I can't say I'm familiar with. His "ocean fantasy" Poseidon and Amphitrite is a gem that should be better known:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fnPXD075Jc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Knowles_Paine

In fact I would heartily recommend the entire playlist of "American Classical Music (19th/early 20th century) ":

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMv5p5cWZLjBlnMJgxJ6Mls05-fOWMVL-
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« Reply #87 on: December 04, 2016, 01:20:33 AM »

Heard the slow movement from Ravel's G Major Piano Concerto on the radio this morning in the wake of some awful news from Oakland, CA.

This is respectfully dedicated to the victims of that tragic event: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlBIOOLcWLM
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« Reply #88 on: December 08, 2016, 05:55:41 AM »

This is bound to have the purists screaming sacrilege but I think it's great. Vivaldi's Four Seasons does tend to get up one's nose after the 555th hearing, so kudos to Max Richter for respectfully "recomposing" it. See what you think:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oYWfJuMGMA
 
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« Reply #89 on: December 24, 2016, 03:36:03 AM »

Strauss, Janowitz and Karajan----it doesn't get much better than this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUJgye0A5PY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundula_Janowitz

 
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« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2016, 07:53:37 AM »

Oh that was exquisite! Thanks for introducing me to Ms. Janowitz. Can't believe that I didn't know about her until now. Such a beautiful, clear tone. Will definitely check out more of her songs.

Last night I was watching a special on Shakespeare, showing scenes from various plays.
Among the scenes shown was the Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet. They performed the Prokofiev's ballet.
Hadn't seen that in a while - so beautiful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a04IcHI1fFQ
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« Reply #91 on: December 31, 2016, 11:50:38 AM »

Wanted to add something to this thread as we all move to a new year.

I'm travelling through pepperland:  https://youtu.be/DIj8l_hS3lA

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« Reply #92 on: December 31, 2016, 11:57:57 AM »

I just finished copying the last disc from  my Mozart 225 boxset. That was a pain the butt!  LOL
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« Reply #93 on: December 31, 2016, 01:32:32 PM »

Oh you got that Mozart box set! I've been tempted and almost "bit" when I saw the price below 400 dollars. It's gone back up again at least temporarily.

To add- just checked - there are so many other choices to get Mozart's works. Am mainly interested in his choral works and operas.
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« Reply #94 on: December 31, 2016, 01:56:01 PM »

It's worth it from a Mozart-geek perspective. It's has things I have dreamed off for decades that aren't available anywhere. Like recordings. On Mozarts instruments. Fragments like the Mozart only score of the Requiem.  Also the books included are excellent.
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« Reply #95 on: December 31, 2016, 03:12:09 PM »

That's right. I had read about the excellent books that are included. And a Mozart only score of the Requiem? Wow, that sure is tempting!
Will see if the price can come down just a bit.

Happy New Year!
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« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2016, 04:05:22 PM »

That's right. I had read about the excellent books that are included. And a Mozart only score of the Requiem? Wow, that sure is tempting!
Will see if the price can come down just a bit.

Happy New Year!

The Mozart only Lacrymosa is heartbreaking to hear.... but... HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! Smiley
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« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2016, 06:00:17 PM »

The Mozart only Lacrymosa is heartbreaking to hear.... but... HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO! Smiley

Must see if I can dig that out.

Happy New Year to you, Elizabeth and pixletwin. And to everyone else who reads this. :=)
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« Reply #98 on: December 31, 2016, 06:39:00 PM »

Happy New Year.  I've made it through.  Time has waved it's hand across America.



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« Reply #99 on: January 01, 2017, 12:22:02 AM »

a closing song for the night.
https://youtu.be/7X6u1vYwoCc

Nicky and a few stones.
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