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Offline 49410enrique

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #100 on: February 03, 2012, 06:34:14 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #101 on: February 08, 2012, 02:03:56 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #102 on: February 08, 2012, 03:06:49 AM »
Rzewski's the People United Will Never be Defeated Variations.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #103 on: February 08, 2012, 05:48:53 AM »
Rzewski's the People United Will Never be Defeated Variations.

The theme is worth a listen but don't bother with the variations. It is going to take you forever to listen to the whole forsaken thing.

Right now I'm listening to the Sugar Plum Fairy dance. I'm obsessed with the Nutcracker suite since Nyir posted his recording of a transcription of Pas de Deux.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #104 on: February 13, 2012, 04:44:34 PM »
really nice 'concerto'ish work, based on fragments of grieg got down that probably would have formed his 2nd piano concerto. nice sound for such a modern work.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #105 on: February 13, 2012, 06:18:42 PM »
I wonder if my hearing is extended until the second half of the 20th century more often than yours does in the first half of 19th. But I never get dishearten because I have lived almost my all life.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #106 on: February 13, 2012, 06:50:08 PM »
really nice 'concerto'ish work, based on fragments of grieg got down that probably would have formed his 2nd piano concerto. nice sound for such a modern work.


I have a huge soft spot for Kenmuir. It is pleasing that someone is still composing in a romantic style as opposed to all that jingly jangly atonal shite.

He also composed a rather fine piano concerto.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #107 on: February 13, 2012, 07:20:48 PM »
I have a huge soft spot for Kenmuir. It is pleasing that someone is still composing in a romantic style as opposed to all that jingly jangly atonal shite.

He also composed a rather fine piano concerto.

Thal
oh wow didn't know that. will check it out. also i'll be listening to the francaix concerto since i discovered him via the concertino score and mp3  i purchased, he was criticized for his neo classical leanings so i hope the concerto doesn't disappoint.

what were your thughts on the nyman concerto? i thought it an improvement over the junk that passed for movie music in the piano but not by much. i mean it's 'tonal' in that it doesn't bombard with incessant dissonance but i keep trying to like it and can't find anything that lets me sink my teeth into it and hang on. sort of like really good broth, tastes alright but ultimately unsatisfying.


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #108 on: February 13, 2012, 07:46:45 PM »
I do not recall listening to this. I remember reading a horrific review so I left it alone.

Will give it some time tonight as at the moment I am concertoless.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #109 on: February 13, 2012, 08:23:27 PM »
I do not recall listening to this. I remember reading a horrific review so I left it alone.

Will give it some time tonight as at the moment I am concertoless.

Thal
i don't know if the score was published and sold but my buddy emailed me a scan of a handwritten score a while back , it might be one of his manuscripts? i should have it one of my pdf folders
, let me know if you want to take a look at it for $hit$ and giggles, i can pm you a medifire link to my filehosting site (gawd i hope media fire doesn't go the way of megaupload, please take rapidshare away before that...)



also if not on youtube i think i should have mp3s of the other movements if you want them

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #110 on: February 13, 2012, 08:34:08 PM »
I am one of these idiots that still buys things, so indeed I do have the manuscript ;D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #111 on: February 13, 2012, 08:41:19 PM »
I am one of these idiots that still buys things, so indeed I do have the manuscript ;D

Thal
i'd be interested in possibly buying it i can't find a two piano reduction. i hate pdfs myselfs, i tend to only use them to preview things before pulling the trigger as i have been let down big time in the past with buying things 'site unseen' even if initially it sounded cool to ears. no worries. 

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #112 on: February 13, 2012, 08:43:17 PM »
I am one of these idiots that still buys things, so indeed I do have the manuscript ;D
You'll lose nothing by passing Simple Nyman by ("The" piano concerto, indeed, when that accolade surely goes to Busoni if to anyone!) - and then, concerti aside, this other fellow doesn't exactly have any kind of monopoly on treatment of Grieg's music (dare I mention it?)...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #113 on: February 13, 2012, 08:47:37 PM »
You'll lose nothing by passing Simple Nyman by ("The" piano concerto, indeed, when that accolade surely goes to Busoni if to anyone!) - and then, concerti aside, this other fellow doesn't exactly have any kind of monopoly on treatment of Grieg's music (dare I mention it?)...

Best,

Alistair

nothing to respond really just that i tend to pretty much like your responses to just about anthing. sorry. that is all.
 :D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #114 on: February 13, 2012, 08:58:00 PM »
Hinty has got more plugs than a bathroom warehouse. Of course, his own Grieg variations can be purchased from:

The Sorabji Archive
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In the middle of bloody nowhere
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #115 on: February 13, 2012, 10:35:22 PM »
I lasted just under 5 minutes with the Nyman.

Could take no more.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #116 on: February 14, 2012, 01:11:45 AM »
I lasted just under 5 minutes with the Nyman.

Could take no more.

Thal
i guess the question is have you lasted longer with atonal concertos ( you call them plinkers right?)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #117 on: February 14, 2012, 08:13:22 AM »
Some plinkers I have lasted to the end. Lees 2nd PC for instance, but it does not happen very often.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #118 on: February 22, 2012, 04:35:00 PM »
Nier Replicant & Gestalt, piano arrangement, someone preordered the new piano album for me which should release in Japan  3 21 12 I believe so I hope to be reading this (or a similar arrangement and others) by April. I'm tired of waiting but this helps pass the time while I study





official announcement site
http://web.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/nier_piano/

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #119 on: February 25, 2012, 11:09:08 PM »
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Seems to be a worldwide known song ; I never heard of it but I like it a lot.   Fascinating rhytm...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #120 on: February 26, 2012, 08:01:18 PM »
clasical radio from Switzerland.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #121 on: March 01, 2012, 05:09:39 AM »
Bach english suite no 5 prelude.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #122 on: March 01, 2012, 05:27:18 AM »
Kissin play the Chopin Ballades
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #123 on: March 03, 2012, 05:14:17 PM »
Nothing right now, I'm on a small organ concert in my local church. Right before the last piece, the church bells started ringing automatically, for five minutes! ;D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #124 on: March 10, 2012, 09:58:28 PM »
Liszt's Transcendental Étude No. 1

"Time is still the best critic, and patience the best teacher." - Frederic Chopin

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #125 on: March 15, 2012, 02:00:50 AM »
I'm currently listening to Gershwin's Three Preludes played on the violin:

I'd never heard a violin arrangement of these preludes before. It's quite nice sounding.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #126 on: March 15, 2012, 02:37:05 AM »
The lovely whooooshing sound of yet another deadline going past.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #127 on: March 15, 2012, 03:04:24 AM »
The third movement of Alkan's concerto for solo piano.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #128 on: March 16, 2012, 12:53:24 PM »
Right now I am listening some of my favourite songs which is sung Taylor Swift. He is one of the best singer according to me because of his awesome voice and style.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #129 on: March 19, 2012, 07:23:10 PM »
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"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving"  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #130 on: March 19, 2012, 07:36:31 PM »
wowza!!  :o 8)



Oh yes! :) I didn't know this yet, thank you so much for posting, it's very beautiful! :)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #131 on: March 19, 2012, 07:42:50 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #132 on: March 19, 2012, 07:49:12 PM »
Legendary! The best Abegg I've ever heard.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #133 on: March 21, 2012, 09:33:10 PM »
i love all the Nier music, this new Piano Collections album just released today! i love all the tracks on it but this one speaks to me a bit more today....



now if they'd just release the piano score...yamaha needs to get this printed asap

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #134 on: March 21, 2012, 09:50:52 PM »
i love all the Nier music, this new Piano Collections album just released today! i love all the tracks on it but this one speaks to me a bit more today....



now if they'd just release the piano score...yamaha needs to get this printed asap

Now this is something that confuses me alltogether, as a pianist, and even more so as a composer! To me they seem to mix "some" Rachmaninoff with "some" Chopin to *somehow" get an effect. They do it somehow on purpose, as if they had found out what makes the most effect on a listener, just to sell more CD's or movies or games or whatever they want to sell.

Not my stuff, really. Why don't you go to the sources and listen and play Chopin and Rachmaninoff's original compositions?  :-\ Sorry I just don't get it... :'(

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #135 on: March 21, 2012, 10:10:51 PM »
Now this is something that confuses me alltogether, as a pianist, and even more so as a composer! To me they seem to mix "some" Rachmaninoff with "some" Chopin to *somehow" get an effect. They do it somehow on purpose, as if they had found out what makes the most effect on a listener, just to sell more CD's or movies or games or whatever they want to sell.

Not my stuff, really. Why don't you go to the sources and listen and play Chopin and Rachmaninoff's original compositions?  :-\ Sorry I just don't get it... :'(
these are re-arrangements of the origical score (mainly orchestra and voice + orchestra, amazing vocals actually and the singer had to learn the works in a 'made up language' that was central to the storyline...) so they're not exactly representative of the true original intent of the original compositions, these if anything are derivative on purpose and arranged in various styles for the new album vs the true OST and the literal piano transcriptions album which i also have.  still i enjoy them for what they are on the surface pretty, this is a neat album in that the multiple composers/arrangers each play their own re-itterations of their pieces, you know, new fun with old music...

lots of variety though this jazzy number for example


but you're right it is by no means a master's artistic work, i just like to mix things up and give my ear something new to listen to this is more just lay and chill for a few minutes light listening, and if i get a score more something i just play through as a 'pallate' cleanser just for fun.

an actual review of the album, nothing to rave mad about, but still i personally am enjoying the first listen of each track...
http://www.originalsoundversion.com/nier-and-dear-to-our-hearts-piano-collections-nier-review/

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #136 on: March 27, 2012, 01:37:27 AM »
oh wow, im trying to find the blu ray for this entire concert at the moment...

Joe Hisaishi at 25 Year Concert in Budokan

List:
1. Opening [Legend of the Wind]
2. Requiem ~ A Battle Between Mehve and Corvette
3. Tooi hibi (Days Long Gone)
4. Tori no Hito (Bird Person)


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #137 on: March 27, 2012, 04:16:07 PM »
Oistrakh & Richter plays Brahms (Op.100)


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #138 on: March 28, 2012, 09:12:06 PM »


I *love* this, I just discovered it. So tragic, so touching! I'm speechless!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #139 on: March 28, 2012, 11:17:23 PM »
I *love* this, I just discovered it. So tragic, so touching! I'm speechless!

WOW!  :'(

Thanks for sharing, wolfi.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #140 on: March 31, 2012, 09:57:49 PM »

Leo Ornstein Sonata no. 4 movement 4

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #141 on: April 03, 2012, 08:06:28 PM »
Iberia. For Piano Solo, Book 2: VI. Triana, played by Yuja Wang.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #142 on: April 03, 2012, 09:09:12 PM »
usually i listen to the 'mariachi' version usually heard, but it was nice to hear these vocal greats and a fantastic orchestra put a 'classical' spin on this classic.


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #143 on: April 03, 2012, 09:28:01 PM »
I am listening to Percy Sherwood's Piano Concerto No.2. After it has finished, I will listen to Percy Sherwood's Piano Concerto No.2.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #144 on: April 03, 2012, 10:38:22 PM »
This amazing Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor



I heard it performed the other day at a local concert thing, and it was the first I heard it. Now I'm in love~

1st and 4th movements are my favorite, the 3rd is great too though  ;D
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- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #145 on: April 03, 2012, 11:04:22 PM »
This amazing Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D Minor



I heard it performed the other day at a local concert thing, and it was the first I heard it. Now I'm in love~

1st and 4th movements are my favorite, the 3rd is great too though  ;D

This awakes so many remembrances. It's like the beat of a heart in love, but a scared heart. Very romantic, very tragic. I rarely listen too it. I lost that love, back then. And I still can't play it.... :'(

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Re: What are you listening to right now?Theo Mackeben Piano Concerto
«Reply #146 on: April 05, 2012, 01:25:02 PM »
another previously unknown (to me until recently) 'romantic' 20th century work, this was a really nice way to start my day today....

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #147 on: April 06, 2012, 11:25:09 AM »
This is why you should practice!  ;D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #148 on: April 07, 2012, 02:20:53 PM »
really lovely modern work (2009) based on prelude themes from Chopin Op 28, really well composed and exquisitely played. click link, graphic on the artists site should have a play button. really nice surprise i 'stumbled' upon

http://www.jarekkordaczuk.pl/sostenuto.html,en


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #149 on: April 08, 2012, 09:23:27 AM »
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