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Offline birba

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #450 on: March 10, 2013, 05:15:33 AM »
I discovered this on reddit about 30 minutes ago and haven't been able to stop listening to it since.

It's lang lang in drag!
Both incredible pianists, the ensemble is impeccable, she's a camp to watch, etc. but the music is boring, at least to me.  I wonder how much of it was improvised and how much and exactly what was practised together.  They make the labeque twins look like amateurs!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #451 on: March 15, 2013, 03:08:53 AM »


It's astonishing how, whilst still being unmistakably Beethoven, this sounds so Bach-like.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #452 on: March 15, 2013, 03:18:02 AM »


It's astonishing how, whilst still being unmistakably Beethoven, this sounds so Bach-like.

That was beautiful! Way less busy than Bach would make. Lol

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #453 on: March 15, 2013, 07:57:38 AM »






a whole bunch of tool piano covers. their gig coming up next month. been a while since ive listened to them, figured why dont i combine the both and find some decent covers.

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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 #455 on: March 28, 2013, 12:06:57 PM »
There was no autotune back then.   ::)  Still amusing.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #456 on: March 29, 2013, 01:38:42 PM »
I don't usually rage when someone incorporates classical music into something else, but...

Someone please shoot me in the face.



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #457 on: March 29, 2013, 06:09:03 PM »
There was no autotune back then.   ::)  Still amusing.

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Love them.  Or rather loved them.  Or, no, love them then.  Or whatever...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #458 on: April 03, 2013, 03:51:49 AM »
Singing bowls?  *Bob spells carefully.*

Cool.



I have not seen these before.  Very cool.  These a whole series of videos on singing bowls on that channel.

Those bowls have got to be expensive.  Uber expensive.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #459 on: April 03, 2013, 04:04:50 AM »
Haha. The Beach Boys video up there got removed?  Probably from the video?  Or did some computer software find it based on the audio?  Haha.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #460 on: April 03, 2013, 04:05:51 PM »
Detours


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #461 on: April 04, 2013, 05:12:56 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #462 on: April 04, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »
There was no autotune back then.   ::)  Still amusing.

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what the...!?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #463 on: April 04, 2013, 12:22:17 PM »
There's another copy out there.  I listened to this fake one a few times.  Then the real one.  Haha.  I can hear this version in the real one.  Strange effect.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #464 on: April 04, 2013, 04:42:23 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #465 on: April 04, 2013, 05:34:31 PM »
Are you going to have a go at that Foxy???
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #466 on: April 04, 2013, 05:51:42 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #467 on: April 05, 2013, 11:17:45 PM »
I WENT to a Yuja Wang concert yesterday.

Her Prokofiev 3 was soo badass. :-*
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #468 on: April 06, 2013, 02:14:16 AM »
I WENT to a Yuja Wang concert yesterday.

Her Prokofiev 3 was soo badass. :-*

Speaking of Prokofiev..

I was listening to the fourth movement of his Piano Concerto No. 2 at quite a high volume (computer speakers), and 9:40 (a little after that) scared the [censored] out of me. Talk about unexpected volume changes!


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #469 on: April 06, 2013, 02:29:57 AM »
Speaking of Prokofiev..

I was listening to the fourth movement of his Piano Concerto No. 2 at quite a high volume (computer speakers), and 9:40 (a little after that) scared the [censored] out of me. Talk about unexpected volume changes!



Horacio Guiterrez has my favorite Prokofiev 2.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #470 on: April 07, 2013, 10:02:00 PM »
I am listening to Edward Elgar improvising. In 1929 he recorded about twenty minutes of improvisation at a studio. The recordings gathered dust until 1975 and haven't appeared in too many places since. I found them  tucked away in an Elgar CD on iTunes; three of them are also on youtube. Suffice it to say that they make nonsense of the notion that Elgar hated the piano and was a poor pianist. My teacher, as a little boy, had informal lessons from Elgar at Llandaff Cathedral. When the composer used to take the choir he was taken by the child's improvising and spent time with him. I don't know why I haven't heard these before. They exhibit that same wonderful soaring and intense surges that only Elgar could produce. This is the sort of playing I can really learn from.  It is characteristic of the disregard the music world has for improvisation that the first transcription of these beautiful pieces was in 2004.



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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #471 on: April 09, 2013, 12:34:27 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #472 on: April 09, 2013, 12:50:47 AM »




 ;D
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Chopin Etude 10/5, 10/9
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #473 on: April 10, 2013, 04:17:07 PM »


whilst i blow hopelessly on this reed and/or oboe

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #474 on: April 11, 2013, 06:55:03 AM »


A Fugue. By Chopin. Yes, Freddy, not some other Chopin. :o

A TWO VOICE fugue.  :o
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #475 on: April 11, 2013, 07:11:56 AM »
Interesting.  Never heard it.  Not something i would include on my ny debut programme, but it shows the genuine traditional skills he posessed.   If i played it, i would make more a chopin style rather then bach.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #476 on: April 11, 2013, 01:11:06 PM »
I've been trying to give myself a healthy reminder: http://internetsarcasm.com/

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #477 on: April 11, 2013, 08:17:34 PM »
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” - Thelonious Monk

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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 #479 on: April 17, 2013, 11:06:13 AM »
I listen the music from the ballet "La Bayadere" by Ludwig Minkus and, when I have time, I greatly enjoy the great dancing of Svetlana Zakharova:

Enjoy!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #480 on: April 20, 2013, 05:29:27 AM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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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 #482 on: April 24, 2013, 10:58:33 AM »


Funny? How? How am I funny?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #483 on: May 01, 2013, 09:47:15 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #484 on: May 03, 2013, 04:35:27 PM »
Cage's String Quartet in Four Parts for a homework assignment.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #485 on: May 07, 2013, 05:32:22 PM »
Currently learning -

- Bach: P&F in F Minor (WTC 2)
- Chopin: Etude, Op. 25, No. 5
- Beethoven: Sonata, Op. 31, No. 3
- Scriabin: Two Poems, Op. 32
- Debussy: Prelude Bk II No. 3

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #486 on: May 08, 2013, 01:47:55 PM »

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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 #488 on: May 11, 2013, 08:13:25 PM »
So I got hooked on Bach today. I needed that impeccable flow of music.


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #489 on: May 14, 2013, 06:49:18 AM »
Domenico Scarlatti. Not a sonata! Not for Keyboard!



Sublime. A bridge between Vittorio and Mozart.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #490 on: May 14, 2013, 07:10:12 AM »
I know. The beauty of this music goes beyond words.
I know i'm going to regret this, but...vittorio who?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #491 on: May 14, 2013, 11:44:43 PM »
I know i'm going to regret this, but...vittorio who?

Not as much as me: Tomás Luis de Victoria  :-[  I did know that!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #492 on: May 15, 2013, 04:35:05 AM »
I had a feeling... ;D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #493 on: May 15, 2013, 04:47:54 AM »
I had a feeling... ;D

In my defence, I note that he sometimes goes by the Italian rendition Da Vittoria. I could have pleaded a typo!  EDIT - or a misapplication of the -a -o gender rule.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #494 on: May 15, 2013, 11:11:59 AM »
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No amount of how-to information is going to work if you have the wrong mindset, the wrong guiding philosophies. Avoid losers like the plague, and gather with and learn from winners only.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #495 on: May 16, 2013, 09:42:11 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #496 on: May 16, 2013, 11:57:36 PM »
Last time I fell asleep during the prolonged parts of Hansel und Gretel in the woods ...  :-\ ;D

You mean the bits you're not in?  ;D
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #497 on: May 17, 2013, 12:34:08 AM »
I find this piece soothing.




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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #498 on: May 17, 2013, 01:25:56 AM »
Wow.... Lots of drugs back then.


That good.  The link won't work....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c71RCAyLS1M&NR=1&


How... One day... He just picked up a mandolin and... started singing?  



Once upon a time...  on a New York subway... a guy looking like that appears.... middle of the night.... opens his trench coat revealing... a mandolin.... Yes.  Your ears are about to get raped.   ::)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #499 on: May 17, 2013, 01:28:08 AM »


Someday...
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” - Thelonious Monk