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The British may be a nation of music lovers, but they are clueless when it comes to classical composers, a survey revealed today. One in three people (33%) have never listened to classical music and 4% of those surveyed wrongly identified Bocconcini – small Italian cheese balls – as a composer. Read more >>

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 10:57:44 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 11:05:01 PM »

Wow!  This is so good!  Thank you for finding/sharing this

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I like it very much Smiley It has been the last video of a listening journey I just did, that brought me from Ligeti  (via many others) to Bach.









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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 11:11:57 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 04:02:10 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 08:38:11 PM »



I don't understand much of it but Portuguese sounds very beautiful to me Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011, 10:07:14 PM »

Well, right now I'm listening to your Bach video, but it has quit playing now, so I hope it's okay to post this.  I don't know how to embed videos, so I'll just do it the way I know how.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvfG9uFswis
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 10:20:31 PM »

Well, right now I'm listening to your Bach video, but it has quit playing now, so I hope it's okay to post this.  I don't know how to embed videos, so I'll just do it the way I know how.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvfG9uFswis

Hey yes of course, this thread is for everybody and you can post whatever you are listening to right now Smiley To embed a youtube video you click on the youtube button above the happy smiley. There will appear: [ youtube]  [ /youtube] (without the spaces) and then you post the youtube link between these two youtube tags.
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« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 11:02:08 PM »

I think you have to have vision for that.  My screen reader doesn't like stuff like that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGG_Of0ccYM
It's sort of a southern gospel/classical version of this song.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2011, 05:40:26 AM »

woah, woah ... Richter baby ... Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in g minor.  This is an inspired performance!  This is really electrifying!  My goodness!!!  

*doesn't just clap, but bows to Richternessness*

I have officially just fallen into love with Richter, after a lifetime of never having been in love with him before  Undecided Cry Kiss  

Horowitz is next.  What if I don't like his recording after listening to Richter's crazy amazingness?

*feels nervous deep inside*

Welcome to the club! He is my very favorite pianist, Sviatoslav Richter. Unfortunately though I was a big Horowitz fan as a youth, and he had much influence on my development, once I got Richter I've had a difficult time listening to Horowitz. Granted Richter is not the only reason for this...I think I just grew past Horowitz.  Sad
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2011, 07:23:19 AM »

Okay, I don't foresee myself posting for everybody I listen to, but I *have* to remark about Michelangeli, he sits *low*!  The keyboard portion is practically at his chest!  What the?  Does he have short arms?  Long torso?
Sadly, he hasn't had either for some 16 years now, but yes, he did adopt a low position at the keyboard, rather as Glenn Gould did. It's a matter of personal preference, I guess. One of ABM's pinncipal heroes as a pianist was Rakhmaninov, whose seating position at the piano was nevertheless quite different, but of course SVR was a fair bit taller than most of us anyway! You'll doubtless also notice that ABM's physical stance at the piano is about as economical as it gets - the smallest possible amount of facial muscle movement (i.e. almost none) and just enough movement of other muscles to achieve what he wanted to achieve - in other words, one of the world's least demonstrative pianists (and in this he was a good deal more akin to SVR). Sadly, I only heard ABM live twice...

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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2011, 10:47:16 AM »

For the second time I listen to the 1st PC by Einar Englund this morning.

My word, I like something written after 1950 Shocked

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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2011, 06:24:35 PM »

My love for Boris Tishchenko continues to abound.
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« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2011, 09:05:21 AM »

Lars Vogt live at the Verbier Festival:


http://www.medici.tv/#!/lars-vogt-piano-recital-verbier-festival-2011

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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2011, 06:08:05 PM »

Angela Hewitt live @Verbier:

http://www.medici.tv/#/home/

Wow she just had a major memory lapse in the opening Bach French Suite. It's amazing how she handled it! As if nothing happened, she continued, absolutely confidently! Smiley

C-minor French Suite! Ahh it's soooo beautiful!!! Smiley *melts*  Smiley

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Brahms Händel Variations. I feel overwhelmed by so much beauty! Smiley It's the second time that I "attend" a live concert online, in this way, and it's a very touching experience, just like the one with Lars Vogt! In this live stream you feel sometimes so much closer to the artist than if you attend a concert in person. It feels like sometimes I can literally smell her hands...Tongue  Smiley And I can tell you it's not at all a bad smell! Smiley

Well, I mean, what does Brahms do with us in this work!...a climax beyond the climax...that's just incredible...!

Encore...Bach..*listens*

Magic of the heart Smiley

I am just so grateful! Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2011, 06:39:22 PM »

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC1lRz5Z_s

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-eLzao63I&feature=related

Mozart - Requiem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8vJ_lMxQI&feature=related
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011, 09:37:00 AM »

Havergal Brian, symphonies 20 and 25. The strange, highly individual, disturbing power of this man's music continues to impress me. It's as if he is wandering desperately through a huge, forbidding building of rooms of memories, finding neither goal nor comfort. To think these amazing, eldritch, visionary landscapes of the mind were conceived by a man in his eighties and nineties, living quietly in a pensioner flat by the sea. It should give us all hope.
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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2011, 09:40:42 AM »

Chopin's Ballade no 1, played by Krystian Zimerman. That's one of the best recordings on Spotify, I think Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2011, 09:52:50 AM »

Havergal Brian, symphonies 20 and 25. The strange, highly individual, disturbing power of this man's music continues to impress me. It's as if he is wandering desperately through a huge, forbidding building of rooms of memories, finding neither goal nor comfort. To think these amazing, eldritch, visionary landscapes of the mind were conceived by a man in his eighties and nineties, living quietly in a pensioner flat by the sea. It should give us all hope.

That sounds fascinating. Thank you for posting Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2011, 10:42:52 AM »

There is an excellent three part film about him on youtube, "The Unknown Warrior", in which, well into his nineties, he discusses his music. The link to the first is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f7_wiFeDIU&playnext=1&list=PL78C50C5896690686

His music doesn't appeal to everybody but he was certainly one of a kind in music.


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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2011, 01:57:18 PM »

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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2011, 02:23:14 AM »

Fine thread indeed.

Right now I'm listening to nothing, I'm just hearing myself typing.

It's very 'refreshing' to see all this links.   So I hope to be back with something that I 'really' was listening to 'right now', but just wanted to share this music, for three reasons.  There is a little burst of enthusiasm for Richter, which I'm also glad to share.   I see the Abegg Variations in Mayla's repertoire section.   And, it's an excerpt that is also on of my "top five" CD's - which-CD-would-you-take-with-you-on-an-island - the "In Memoriam", Sviatoslav Richter, Deutsche Grammophon.



Very warm greatings to you all.  (It is supposed to be the season of Summer here, but it is cold and it hasn't stopped raining since the beginning of July - an excellent time for a thread like this).

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« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2011, 02:50:52 AM »


So original, and gave me better understanding of Brahms, which I am not (YET) fond of.
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« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2011, 05:37:03 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2011, 03:07:58 AM »

Um... My Little Gangsta Pony?   Roll Eyes  It was there so I clicked on it .
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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2011, 04:37:45 AM »

If I Die Young - The Band Perry.
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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2011, 12:54:33 AM »

Mahler Symphony no. 7
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« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2011, 08:48:50 PM »



Hmm that Picardy third at the end...you know....just a tiny bit higher, perhaps...Tongue  Embarrassed



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« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2011, 09:46:12 AM »

I am watching and listening to a DVD of Joplin's Treemonisha (Houston 1977). I usually dislike opera but this one always moves me on a very deep level; I haven't the faintest idea why. It still annoys me that a fully professional, high quality movie of this magnificent work was apparently never made.
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« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2011, 11:55:10 AM »

I was looking through youtube for anything Schubert and found this one:

The music is gorgeous but I think the video maybe a little bit cheesy  Tongue.
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« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2011, 03:09:59 PM »

THIS!

I'm new to the piano wolrd and heard the name and tried to find some videos of her and got this one.. and wow, simply wow!!!! I've been hearing poeple say piano is the king of all instruments and I finally understood why!
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« Reply #48 on: September 18, 2011, 02:42:44 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: October 05, 2011, 11:58:22 AM »

The Last Waltz
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