\"\"
Piano Forum logo

What are you listening to right now? (Read 84331 times)

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
What are you listening to right now?
« on: May 06, 2011, 10:54:37 PM »

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #1 on: May 06, 2011, 10:57:44 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #2 on: May 06, 2011, 10:59:09 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 11:05:01 PM »
Wow!  This is so good!  Thank you for finding/sharing this

:)

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










Offline thalbergmad

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16194
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 11:11:57 PM »
  [/youtube]
Curator/Director
Concerto Preservation Society

Offline opus10no2

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 2145
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 12:35:59 AM »
Da SDC Piano Forum :
http://www.dasdc.net/

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 04:02:10 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Derek

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1884
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 08:10:50 PM »

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 08:38:11 PM »


I don't understand much of it but Portuguese sounds very beautiful to me :)

Offline floydcramerfan

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 155
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.
I don't practice.  I call it play because I enjoy it. --A quote by Floyd Cramer.

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.


Hey yes of course, this thread is for everybody and you can post whatever you are listening to right now :) 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.

Offline floydcramerfan

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 155
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.


It's sort of a southern gospel/classical version of this song.
I don't practice.  I call it play because I enjoy it. --A quote by Floyd Cramer.

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 12:58:20 AM »
.  
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #13 on: May 29, 2011, 01:06:56 AM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #14 on: May 29, 2011, 01:38:46 AM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline furtwaengler

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1325
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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  :-\ :'( :-*  

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.  :(
Don't let anyone know where you tie your goat.

Offline ahinton

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11279
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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...

Best,

Alistair
Alistair Hinton
Curator / Director
The Sorabji Archive

Offline thalbergmad

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16194
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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 :o

Thal
Curator/Director
Concerto Preservation Society

Offline furtwaengler

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1325
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #18 on: May 29, 2011, 06:24:35 PM »
My love for Boris Tishchenko continues to abound.
Don't let anyone know where you tie your goat.

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #19 on: May 29, 2011, 09:47:57 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #20 on: June 02, 2011, 08:15:04 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #21 on: June 03, 2011, 06:08:25 PM »

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #22 on: June 09, 2011, 08:10:19 PM »
.

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #23 on: June 11, 2011, 06:32:54 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #24 on: June 23, 2011, 05:29:11 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline thalbergmad

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16194
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #25 on: June 23, 2011, 06:26:41 PM »
Curator/Director
Concerto Preservation Society

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #26 on: June 25, 2011, 04:58:31 AM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #27 on: July 16, 2011, 09:05:21 AM »

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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! :)

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

"When I was a kid I dreamt of being in a musical because I loved to sing and dance. Perhaps that's why I'm so preoccupied with making the piano do the same. Music is mostly song and dance anyway"
Angela Hewitt

"If you want to experience the angst of an artist, if you want temperament and vicarious high-octane living, it ain’t there. But if you want the sheer joy of human creation and recreation, then go to a piano recital by Angela Hewitt. From the moment she steps sprightly on stage—the walk of the dancer she was in a former incarnation—you know that the hum of happiness is going to be there, in and through everything she plays."
Hilary French, The Times

Brahms Händel Variations. I feel overwhelmed by so much beauty! :) 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...:P  :) And I can tell you it's not at all a bad smell! :)

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 :)

I am just so grateful! :)


Offline Bob

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 15500
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #29 on: July 17, 2011, 06:39:22 PM »
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante
&feature=related

Mozart - Requiem
&feature=related
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline ted

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3516
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.
"When I was young they said, 'Ah, wait until you are old, then you'll see.' Well, now I am old, and I have seen nothing." - Erik Satie

Offline jollisg

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 189
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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 :)

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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 :)

Offline ted

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3516
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.


"When I was young they said, 'Ah, wait until you are old, then you'll see.' Well, now I am old, and I have seen nothing." - Erik Satie

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #34 on: July 27, 2011, 01:57:18 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline alessandro

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 292
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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).

x

Offline qpalqpal

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 259
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.
Working on:
Bach Invention 7 (also Tureck's book)
Clementi Sonatina 3
Rachmaninoff Moment Musicaux no. 3
Skrjabin Prelude op.11 no.4
Joplin The Favorite Rag

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #37 on: August 07, 2011, 05:37:03 PM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline Bob

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 15500
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #38 on: August 08, 2011, 03:07:58 AM »
Um... My Little Gangsta Pony?   ::)  It was there so I clicked on it .
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline essynia

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 61
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #39 on: August 10, 2011, 04:37:45 AM »
If I Die Young - The Band Perry.

Offline Bob

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 15500
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #40 on: August 27, 2011, 11:16:52 PM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #41 on: August 29, 2011, 12:44:56 AM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline williampiano

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 409
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #42 on: August 29, 2011, 12:54:33 AM »
Mahler Symphony no. 7

Offline pianowolfi

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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...:P  :-[




Offline ted

  • PS Silver Member
  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3516
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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.
"When I was young they said, 'Ah, wait until you are old, then you'll see.' Well, now I am old, and I have seen nothing." - Erik Satie

Offline tb230

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 54
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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  :P.

Offline zeusje

  • PS Silver Member
  • Jr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 78
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #46 on: September 05, 2011, 11:45:26 PM »


studying:

Beethoven sonata no. 1 op. 2
Bach Prelude and Fugue in g-major, WTCII
Schumann fantasie stucke op.12 (no. 1,2)

Offline ethure

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«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!
courage, patience, faith, perseverance, concentration

Offline Mayla

  • PS Gold Member
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6638
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #48 on: September 18, 2011, 02:42:44 AM »
.
"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Offline ethure

  • PS Silver Member
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 114
Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #49 on: October 05, 2011, 11:58:22 AM »
courage, patience, faith, perseverance, concentration