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Offline essynia

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #200 on: May 10, 2012, 03:09:22 PM »
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"the greatest disaster for the artist was the tape machine [...] the edited record."

Love hearing the man speak almost as much as I love attending his classes or listening to him play.

Kind of neat.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #201 on: May 13, 2012, 07:35:58 PM »


I find myself seriously in love with Cikker's Concertino. Check this clip.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #202 on: May 13, 2012, 09:50:14 PM »


I find myself seriously in love with Cikker's Concertino. Check this clip.
It's OK, I guess - nothing earth-shattering, everything quite attractive, but it all seems to belong in the early part of the last century where such things were done far better by composers such as Bartók and Szymanowski. I may be very self-critical, but if this kind of thing was the best of which I was capable, I'd think very seriously about shutting up.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #203 on: May 13, 2012, 10:59:19 PM »
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It's OK, I guess
Great news.

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nothing earth-shattering
 
I would not claim it was so.

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everything quite attractive
Indeed, but to appreciate the fusion between the late romanticism and folk type dance music you need to listen to the whole work.

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but it all seems to belong in the early part of the last century  
 
Which is approximately when it was written

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where such things were done far better by composers such as Bartók and Szymanowski
I can accept Szymanowski but not Bartok.
 
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but if this kind of thing was the best of which I was capable, I'd think very seriously about shutting up


I take it we will not hear from you further on the subject then ;D.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #204 on: May 14, 2012, 03:51:36 PM »
I wonder if my listening to is prolonged until the second 50 percent of the Last millennium more often than yours does in the first 50 percent of Nineteenth millennium. But I never get dampen because I have resided almost my all lifestyle.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #205 on: May 14, 2012, 08:10:31 PM »
trying to enjoy this without getting upset that the score can't be purchased or rented (that i have been able to find/discover),
i know i just love all things FF but even if i wasn't the fanboy i am, i would still think this little 'concerto' is very pretty.




concerto final fantasy for piano and orchestra-n c./arranged-Roger Wanamo

starts around 3:10

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #206 on: May 15, 2012, 05:31:49 AM »
"Blood mountain" album by Mastadon - Grammy nominated for one of their songs!
...very effective primal stuff there; sometimes it's fun to listen to some metal or something totally opposite to a Mozart Sonata lol.

On the same playlist, though, I have my repertoire for this year, which does have some Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt... as well as London Philharmonic playing video game themes, and some Radiohead as well.

Interested in discussing:

-Prokofiev Toccata
-Scriabin Sonata 2

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or Yoshinao Nakada's concert etude i think if my translation is semi decent today, i need to double check beacause i have a nakada score and it's not matching this video...still

i think this little girl is tooo adorable in how she preps for the performance, you see can her respond physically to seeing and hearing the etude inside her before she finally 'lets it out' and boy does she let it out beautifully. oh and her little white boots! too cute!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #208 on: May 16, 2012, 07:13:13 PM »
Indeed, they are incredible.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #209 on: May 21, 2012, 08:32:31 AM »
Ever since I chanced to hear a guzheng played live at a local piano party I have have been irresistibly attracted to the music of this wonderfully expressive instrument. I am working my way through the many beautiful examples on youtube.



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #210 on: May 21, 2012, 09:20:55 AM »
What are you listening to right now?
Many many Chopin Masterclasses by Cyprien Katsaris. Unfortunately, you will have to know at least a little French for most classes to understand what he's saying, but he certainly knows what he is talking about.
Here is his channel. Enjoy!
Cyprien Katsaris YouTube Channel

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #211 on: May 23, 2012, 01:02:37 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #212 on: June 08, 2012, 05:00:19 AM »

I think I'm in love with a piano concerto..

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #213 on: June 08, 2012, 05:03:53 AM »
Barenboim/du Pre/Zuckermann plaing the complete works of Beethoven for piano trio.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #214 on: June 08, 2012, 08:59:24 AM »
Which is approximately when it was written
I know that, but I had written
but it all seems to belong in the early part of the last century
by which I mean that this is where it seems largely to "belong", whereas the best work of Bartók and Szymanowski belongs to all time since it was written; perhaps I did not make that distinction sufficiently clear.

I can accept Szymanowski
Great news! One of the most remarkable composers of the first part of the previous century.

but not Bartok.
Shame! Why? Do you not "accept" anything of Bartók? There are so many wonderful things - the piano studies (which are less well known than they should be), the two violin concertos, the viola concerto, the second piano concerto, The Wooden Prince, The Miraculous Mandarin, Dance Suite, all six quartets (especially 1, 2 & 5), Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta, Divertimento, Sonata for two pianos and percussion, Concerto for Orchestra...
  
I take it we will not hear from you further on the subject then
Then you take it wrongly, since you just have.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #215 on: June 08, 2012, 07:03:37 PM »
the second piano concerto

Complete and utter horsecrap.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #216 on: June 10, 2012, 02:58:22 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #217 on: June 10, 2012, 08:18:02 AM »
Just discovered this; Alfred Brendel talking about Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage - Première Année: Suisse.  He talks about the entire book and plays each one, and he's speaking in German (but I still find it very interesting, even though I don't speak German).  I am growing this inexplicable interest in Brendel's playing.  Yesterday I listened to him playing some Schuberts.  There is something that is a different kind of interest for me in him and I can't put my finger on it yet.

I like Brendel a lot. :)  I have him on CD playing all three books of the Années.  I'm glad you're being drawn to him. :)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #218 on: June 13, 2012, 06:06:29 PM »
Bartok Bagatelles Op. 6

So wonderful  ;D
Currently learning -

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- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
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- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #219 on: June 13, 2012, 06:45:35 PM »
Bach, Bernstein, Gould, Yes!




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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #220 on: June 15, 2012, 07:47:19 PM »
Just discovered this; Alfred Brendel talking about Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage - Première Année: Suisse.  He talks about the entire book and plays each one, and he's speaking in German (but I still find it very interesting, even though I don't speak German).  I am growing this inexplicable interest in Brendel's playing.  Yesterday I listened to him playing some Schuberts.  There is something that is a different kind of interest for me in him and I can't put my finger on it yet.



I have heard him play almost all Beethoven Sonatas live, and many Schubert Sonatas, and Schumann, and it was just wonderful, first of all his Beethoven. I love Brendel, he has touched my heart so deeply!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #221 on: June 15, 2012, 07:49:33 PM »
I'm listening to this and it makes me want to dance and scream and freak out, it's genius!!



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #222 on: June 16, 2012, 09:55:28 PM »
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I am attempting to get to the end of this without dying of laughter.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #223 on: June 18, 2012, 01:53:16 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #224 on: June 18, 2012, 02:05:41 AM »


Great Stuff

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #226 on: June 19, 2012, 09:30:46 AM »
Complete and utter horsecrap.
Or one of the 20th century's greatest piano concertos, depending on one's point of view; there are certainly no horses around here whose evacuations could result in anything so marvellous as Bartók's Second Piano Concerto.

Just thought that I should mention that, since you've referred once to local horses in these parts.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #227 on: June 19, 2012, 09:31:49 AM »
Barenboim/du Pre/Zuckermann plaing the complete works of Beethoven for piano trio.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Near benchmark performances still, I'd say!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #228 on: June 19, 2012, 08:44:34 PM »



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #229 on: June 19, 2012, 09:55:43 PM »



yeah i saw this hit my yt front home page when she uploaded it just minutes ago. can't wait to watch this!

right now i'm in the middle of some early choral works. this one is just amazingly beautiful!


and this

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #230 on: June 21, 2012, 12:13:11 PM »
i just about fell over when  heard this. it's that beautiful!

Seven Sacred Songs (1872)

1. Kyrie
2. Agnus Dei (2:16)
3. Jesu Christe (3:55)
4. Domine (5:55)
5. Benedictus (8:06)
6. Virgo gloriosa (10:00)
7. Osanna (12:30)

Amelie Fleetwood, soprano
The Mikaeli Chamber Choir conducted by Anders Eby
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #231 on: June 23, 2012, 07:50:08 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #232 on: June 23, 2012, 09:47:56 PM »


I've listened to this sonata about a hundred times and still I can't belive it was Beethoven who composed this masterpiece. This proves that Louis Armstrong was not the father of jazz.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #233 on: June 25, 2012, 07:13:39 PM »
i'd never heard these till today. the entire set is AMAZING!

William Bolcom (*1938): Twelve New Etudes, Books I-IV, per pianoforte (1977/1986).

Book I (1977)

1. Fast, furious
2. Recitatif
3. Mirrors

Book II (1980/1982 rev.1986)

1. Scene d'opera
2. Butterflies, hummingbirds
3. Nocturne

Book III (1982/1983)

1. Premonitions
2. Rag infernal (Syncopes apocalyptiques)
3. Invention

Book IV (1983 rev.1986)

1. Vers le silence
2. Hi-jinks
3. Hymne a l'amour

Marc-André Hamelin, pianoforte.

Cover image: painting by Peter Peri.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #234 on: June 30, 2012, 04:17:35 PM »
currently exploring supposedly ancient music (supposedly because I have no gauge on how accurate the performance is or how accurate it was recreated). TBH I didn't have the time to understand/research the methods cause I just started searching ancient music hours ago.



more hurrian hymns are scattered all over youtube. Wish I had the time to study in detail the methods and research of uncovering/deciphering the ancient notations.

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such a charming and pretty little concerto!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #236 on: July 02, 2012, 01:29:06 AM »
Bach, JS, Cello Suites, Pablo Cassals. Closer to bliss I cannot get!  :D
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #237 on: July 02, 2012, 08:17:16 AM »
A rather nice little film:

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oh wow, to me Sofrinsky=definative Scrabin!
fantastic photos too!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #239 on: July 10, 2012, 11:01:00 AM »
I continue to be saddened by John dying so young. He had a flawless technique, inexhaustible invention and so much life.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #240 on: July 13, 2012, 08:19:59 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #241 on: July 15, 2012, 05:13:40 PM »


Kapustin Etude op. 68 no. 1

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Re: What are you listening to right now? classical band
«Reply #242 on: July 15, 2012, 05:29:06 PM »
these kids are putting out a pretty cool sound. i love the concept of a 'classical band'

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #243 on: July 17, 2012, 04:21:50 PM »
This isn't "right now", but last night I listened to a wonderful performance of Bach's partita for violin no.2 d minor and Beethoven's Sonata op.47 "Kreutzer" by Itamar Golan (piano) and Maxim Vengerov (violin). They also played a Handel sonata op.1/13.

The reason I feel I can post it here is that the live recording is available in its entirety on Belgian radio "Musiq3" (with introductions in French): http://www.rtbf.be/radio/podcast/player?id=1745300

I really enjoyed the Bach and the Beethoven they were something special (the Handel not so much - I couldn't believe my ears when the Handel got a bigger applause from the audience than the Bach partita with THAT chaconne!)  :o
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #244 on: July 17, 2012, 06:50:26 PM »


Lol
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #245 on: July 18, 2012, 12:01:36 AM »
They were selling this CD so cheaply I bought it and I am very pleasantly surprised. His music is ebullient and positive, even jolly; a welcome change from the slow bus rides to the cemetery in much modern improvisation.

He generates much hagiolatry on jazz forums, which together with the less than impressive clips of him I had seen, tended to put me off. But this little treasure is beautiful. Now I understand.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #246 on: July 18, 2012, 12:52:29 AM »
Classical music.
Bach Prelude and Fugue BWV848
Beethoven Piano Sonata Op.13
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.4
Chopin Scherzo Op.31
Mussorgsky "The Great Gate of Kiev" from Pictures at an Exhibition

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #247 on: July 19, 2012, 08:30:06 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #248 on: July 19, 2012, 08:38:13 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #249 on: July 19, 2012, 11:14:43 AM »
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