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Offline alessandro

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #50 on: October 07, 2011, 06:50:03 PM »
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One of my favourite songs, this performance by Carmen Mc Rae.   I heard other versions by her, but this is my favourite.   The lyrics are very well crafted, the music matches it perfectly, the pace of the song, the pianist's performance...   For me (and this is of course very discussable) it is interweaved with irony.   A picture, with flat bright sunlight, no cloud, full of carelessness, but very quickly, you can feel that it's to beautiful to be true.   The tempo of the depiction, the enumeration, gives it some hypnotic-haunting effect.   It could have for instance, for the sake of the narration, have turned into a horrid scene, or in mere nostalgia, or sarcasm, but it's just because of this pretty balanced composition, with simple, soft strokes, sung with lots of attitude, that it is not just beautiful but terribly beautiful.   I could listen over and over to this song (though I avoid the overdose).   And then, not to forget, the brilliant, great finale, that's says (sings) it all ; Life, how inexorable, how unlivable it may be, it is all there is, the here, the now.

Thanks Miss McRae and very tender greetings to all of you.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #51 on: October 15, 2011, 11:47:39 PM »
Rachmaninoff's 3rd concerto.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #52 on: October 23, 2011, 05:52:50 AM »
Lezghinka op 11 no 10 by Lyapunov.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #53 on: October 29, 2011, 01:06:17 PM »
Suicide in an airplane by ornstein.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #54 on: November 01, 2011, 12:46:18 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #55 on: November 06, 2011, 11:21:23 AM »
Guilherme Schroeter's Piano Concerti. They sound great.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #56 on: November 11, 2011, 11:29:30 PM »
Marina and the Diamonds Seventeen, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gcs_wyw5s0
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #57 on: November 17, 2011, 04:59:51 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 #58 on: November 18, 2011, 11:13:32 PM »


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 #60 on: December 02, 2011, 10:22:04 PM »
"Flint" by Michael Torke

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #61 on: December 04, 2011, 06:59:05 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #62 on: December 15, 2011, 10:44:44 AM »
Well, a couple of weeks ago I discovered Paolo Nutini, I had never heard of him before. I especially like how he sings at Jools' show:

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I also love the way the band plays.  ;)

That was 2 weeks ago.
Now I listen again and again the Ballad no.1 by Chopin:

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #63 on: December 18, 2011, 06:17:21 AM »
Optimistic by Radiohead

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #64 on: December 20, 2011, 01:50:40 AM »
man i wish i knew where these arrangement can be purchased! I really hope DG doesn't have exclusive rights to them


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #65 on: December 22, 2011, 06:00:36 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #66 on: December 25, 2011, 06:05:37 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #67 on: December 26, 2011, 06:36:41 PM »
I am new to the piano and heard the word name and tried some of her videos to find and got this one .. and wow. I have finding new tunes from last week. Finally I got it.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #68 on: December 29, 2011, 06:19:36 PM »
Liszt totentanz for piano and orchestra. I just listen to it on spotify, so I don't know the pianist sadly enough...http://open.spotify.com/track/0a0ndLKiuZvFMApf9N47e7 <---For those who have spotify, thats the version I'm listening to.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #69 on: January 18, 2012, 06:11:50 AM »
For the past hour, I have been listening to Grand Funk Railroad and the Allman Brothers back to back.  ;D good times...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #70 on: January 18, 2012, 06:46:23 AM »


I find this performance supremely BEAUTIFUL

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #71 on: January 18, 2012, 07:36:09 AM »
For the past hour, I have been listening to Grand Funk Railroad and the Allman Brothers back to back.  ;D good times...

Haha, that's something I love to see, Grand Funk and Haydn in the same post  ;D.  Right now I'm reading about Neapolitan composer Giovanni Trabaci while listening to Madness, but I probably wouldn't have had the guts to admit that if it wasn't for your post, thanks, williampiano!
Haydn: Sonata in C No. 35
Scarlatti: K. 1, 380, 443
Blasco de Nebra: Sonata V
Handel: Fantasia in C G.60
Couperin: La Reville Matin
Rameau: La Dauphine
Pachelbel, Trabaci, Frescobaldi: Various

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #72 on: January 20, 2012, 02:15:00 PM »
this is so incredibly beautiful!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #73 on: January 28, 2012, 12:31:10 AM »
Right now I'm listening and watching LMFAO music videos.

JL
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #74 on: January 28, 2012, 03:26:06 AM »
some ff xiii-2 ost music while i wait for it to FINALLY ship this tuesday (seriously been counting down for months)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #75 on: January 28, 2012, 06:43:29 PM »
Tangerine Dream, whilst sorting out my CDs. Love spaced out stuff...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #76 on: January 28, 2012, 06:50:48 PM »
Schubert Sonata D.894

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #77 on: January 28, 2012, 06:56:05 PM »
...now it's the late Gil Scott-Heron and Amnesia Express Live in Switzerland 1982.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #78 on: January 28, 2012, 08:13:25 PM »
Kalkbrenner 2nd PC

Joy

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #79 on: January 28, 2012, 09:33:46 PM »
Kalkbrenner 2nd PC

Joy
OK, so now try spinning the Sessions again - or maybe the Carter (the work to which he actually gave the title Piano Concerto, that is, as distinct from his I've-lost-count-of-how-many more recent works for piano and orchestra / ensemble; the first half of nineteenth century ain't everything, you know...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #80 on: January 28, 2012, 09:46:35 PM »
John Cage's 4'33" on a loop.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #81 on: January 28, 2012, 11:34:49 PM »
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OK, so now try spinning the Sessions again

No, it is a horrid pile of random amateur bangings

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or maybe the Carter (the work to which he actually gave the title Piano Concerto            

No, it has infested my ears once and that is more than enough.

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the first half of nineteenth century ain't everything, you know

Indeed not, the second half is equally as interesting. It was the 20th Century where things started to go downhill.

I wonder if my listening extends into the latter half of the 20th Century more often than yours does the the first half of the 19th??

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #82 on: January 29, 2012, 05:31:03 PM »
Just finished listening Lepins' 3rd PC. Bit of wacky, but interesting. Thal will have the score I guess (and if he has a recording of 1 and 2, I'd be obliged!). Golubev's string quartets (and other stuff) are a discovery too!

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Zara Levina Piano Concerto No 1 (1945) it's incredible.
«Reply #83 on: January 29, 2012, 07:12:31 PM »
zara levina piano concerto, wow

Zara Levina (1906-1976) (Ukraine)
Piano Concerto No. 1 (1945) **MUST BE HEARD**
Pianiste : Leonid Brumberg
Dir : Vladimir Kin

1- Allegro (13.22)
2- Andante (11.25)
3- Allegro (10.25)


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #84 on: January 29, 2012, 08:15:41 PM »
Was listening to Bach and Paul Lewis playing Beethoven sonatas, now my wife is home and the TV's on ???

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #85 on: January 29, 2012, 11:50:59 PM »
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Just finished listening Lepins' 3rd PC

Congratulations, I failed to get more than a quarter through.

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Bit of wacky, but interesting

I thought what I heard was reasonably dull.

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Thal will have the score I guess


I ain't and nor would I spend any time looking

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(and if he has a recording of 1 and 2, I'd be obliged!)

Same answer as above.

Been playing through the much shorter Linko 2nd PC this afternoon. A work that will live in my brain for a long time.

Concertingly.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #86 on: January 30, 2012, 12:00:15 AM »
Now this:


Before that:


Next:

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #87 on: January 30, 2012, 12:04:14 AM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #88 on: January 30, 2012, 12:10:44 AM »
That "Andre" scares the hell out of me. Not something to listen to in the dark.

Fascinating.

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Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #90 on: January 30, 2012, 12:33:43 AM »
The fourth movement of Franck's Violin sonata in A major.   ;D

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #91 on: January 30, 2012, 03:47:55 AM »
Fifth movement of Korngold's Suite op. 23 for two violins, cello and piano left hand. Pretty good stuff!  8)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #92 on: January 30, 2012, 11:26:20 AM »
The great British avant garde jazz-rock combo SOFT MACHINE.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #93 on: January 30, 2012, 11:57:02 AM »
Ew.
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I thought the whole of music industry was full of Recording Sessions, strange then you don't see his music all that often...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #94 on: January 30, 2012, 11:59:40 AM »
Congratulations, I failed to get more than a quarter through.

Thal finds a 20th century piece dull, whoah.... ;)

How 'bout Golubev? Just found out about him, wrote 3PC's that are quite nice I think.

Did you get that Röntgen CPO Cd yet?

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #95 on: January 30, 2012, 01:06:22 PM »
Thal finds a 20th century piece dull, whoah.... ;)


Well, the Linko I referred to was written in 1922.

Thankfully, not all 20th Century Composers used plinkism.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #96 on: January 30, 2012, 02:37:42 PM »
No, it is a horrid pile of random amateur bangings
It is not "piled", it is far from "random", it is only "banged" - as with any other piano music - if played badly and do please remember the literal French meaning of "amateur" when you use that now sadly corrupted word.

I wonder if my listening extends into the latter half of the 20th Century more often than yours does the the first half of the 19th??
I really have no idea, except that I've almost certainly listened to more Schumann that you have - and most of his work belongs to the first half of the 19th century, as you know.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #97 on: January 30, 2012, 03:25:55 PM »
I'm listening to the Concerto for Washing Machine by Hoover!!!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #98 on: January 31, 2012, 07:07:26 PM »


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #99 on: February 01, 2012, 04:36:58 AM »
Scriabin sonata 9 "black mass"
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