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Offline 8_octaves

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #750 on: April 25, 2015, 07:48:46 AM »
Very interesting choice of Chopin, 8O!
And I'm also happy that more people are listening to Paul Barton (but then, you may well have been listening to him longer than I).

Hi chopinlover,

thank you for the answer! :) I had watched some of Paul Barton's tutorial-vids some time ago, and subjectively I would say they seemed to be reasonable and useful, imagining people who have problems with certain pieces.

There are many tutorials, I think, on the Web, which might be no good. But Paul Barton, I think, is one of the not so frequent good ones. But even here, opinions may differ.

Cordially, 8_octaves!

 
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The artist listens for that which is well done,
the person who knows nothing listens for the faults." (T. Carreño, quoting her 2nd teacher, Gottschalk.)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #751 on: April 25, 2015, 03:39:45 PM »
I very much like his tutorial videos, as they go over various technical aspects of pieces often times, suggest alternate fingerings and such :)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #753 on: April 29, 2015, 03:39:48 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #754 on: April 29, 2015, 05:14:03 PM »
outstanding playing

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #755 on: April 30, 2015, 02:32:10 AM »

Hang on.. Visitor? Loving Chopin? What is this?
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #756 on: April 30, 2015, 10:12:44 AM »

Hang on.. Visitor? Loving Chopin? What is this?
lol more enjoying the playing and admiring the pianism vs the works themselves. I do enjoy Chopin here and there occasionally  ;D

It is def better than Schumann
I don't hate Fred per say it's just played out in my ears.  I don't mind a few works here and there and I actually like bits and parts of several but a lot of what Fred does sorta annoys  me .  Still I always recognize the compaitional skill even if it is not exactly to my taste.

I do love the cello Sonata and trio.  Those are groovy.  


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #757 on: April 30, 2015, 01:40:31 PM »
I respect your opinion, and I very much agree, the Cello sonata (though I haven't heard the trio) is a lovely piece!
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #758 on: May 01, 2015, 01:09:47 PM »
I have very little success with my google searches for
"Hardcore Kumbaya", "Dubstep Kumbaya" or any thing similar.

Second prize is the unusual set of results I got from searching for "Death Metal Accordion"

Note: turn the volume down lol






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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #759 on: May 01, 2015, 01:21:42 PM »
I have very little success with my google searches for
"Hardcore Kumbaya", "Dubstep Kumbaya" or any thing similar.

Second prize is the unusual set of results I got from searching for "Death Metal Accordion"

Note: turn the volume down lol







Then you simply must also supplement w/ this. this is incredible. My life was not complete until i came across this


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #760 on: May 01, 2015, 01:48:42 PM »
^ I have seen some debate in here about the decline of classical music and what might be done about it. I sense that the inspirational video you just posted contains the answer.

Audience participation. With a kazoo.

Just common sense really

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #761 on: May 02, 2015, 12:40:47 AM »
^ I have seen some debate in here about the decline of classical music and what might be done about it. I sense that the inspirational video you just posted contains the answer.

Audience participation. With a kazoo.

Just common sense really

Leopold Mozart (or whoever he copied from) will be pleased that his good sense has finally prevailed.
"What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left" -- Oscar Levant

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #762 on: May 02, 2015, 08:32:32 AM »
Had never heard of this guy before this morning when I saw comments on youtube arguing about him. Very impressed.

Found an unexpected comment on this video:

"I've ****ed with him while drunk, later after that we got into a fist fight over some *** knows what kind of ****, basically he said that I'd touched up a toilet seat and he couldn't stand sitting on it then, so he's a great guy but a complete nut-head when it comes to drinking with him...
This video is days after that fight, I've beaten him up so badly that his whole head swell up like a *** balloon, naturally his head doesn't look like this. Great guy."


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #764 on: May 04, 2015, 12:49:49 AM »
Blechacz playing chopin piano sonata 3  :o love it  ;D :D
youtube.com/noahjohnsonpiano

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #765 on: May 07, 2015, 01:14:10 AM »



How did you know to leave out Pluto???  :o
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #766 on: May 07, 2015, 02:28:45 AM »
How did you know to leave out Pluto???  :o

Holst wrote The Planets in 1914-16. Pluto was discovered in 1930. No mystery in its omission.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #767 on: May 08, 2015, 01:28:26 AM »
I know.  But maybe he was psychic....

Someone's going to have to write a Dwarf Planet Suite.  ...I checked.  I'm not seeing a Dwarf Planet Suite out there.  I think someone did a moons suite alla Holst though.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #768 on: May 08, 2015, 01:44:58 AM »



Funny thing is, I'm listening to this... CSO, so you know it's good... I look into a little more... I think I've got this recording.   ::)  But I'm listening to it on youtube.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #769 on: May 08, 2015, 02:30:15 AM »
Favorite new teacher quote -- "You found the only possible wrong answer."

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #770 on: May 08, 2015, 03:01:03 AM »
 :o

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #771 on: May 13, 2015, 05:02:54 PM »
Mephisto Waltz played by Andre Laplante …  quite spectacular …
4'33"

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #772 on: May 13, 2015, 09:29:24 PM »
Reivising for exams so I decided to get lots of listening in.

I explored Heino Eller's piano works as well as Leo Ornstein. Both fantastic composers; Ornstein is a favourite of mine with his unique style. Also listened to lots of Tailleferre, Stanford, Catoire, Vladigerov and Janacek.

Also discovered Rautavaara's symphonies and listened through all of them. Very interesting.

New favourite though has to be Percy Sherwood. Just discovered his second piano concerto and it is fantastic!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #773 on: May 13, 2015, 09:34:08 PM »
:o
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I would be interested to see American brass bands play similar pieces to what you find in Europe; Philip Sparke, Peter Graham, George Lloyd, Edward Gregson and Herbert Howells.

It would really help expand the audience for it. I'm not too impressed with the more visual focus, and the fact most of what they play are either run of the mill marches or popular song arrangements.

For example I was just in Freiberg to witness the EYBB play "On the Shoulders of Giants" by Peter Graham. Granted, his compositions focus a bit too much on technical playing, but I find them to be rather enjoyable:



Take a look at the first movement as well, it's really epic!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #774 on: May 14, 2015, 11:12:43 PM »
It's supposed to make a bike sound like a horse.  ::)

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #775 on: May 15, 2015, 04:19:00 PM »
Thank you, medtnaculus and Bob for those brass bands vids…   Really fantastic!  (i wish Gabrieli could hear  ;D  )

Here is Phrygian Gates by John Adams… Ralph van Raat on the piano…

4'33"

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #776 on: June 01, 2015, 05:18:40 PM »
never tired of this. oh my gawhd. wow.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #777 on: June 01, 2015, 05:25:54 PM »
"Gawhd" is prohibited while in the piano parlor.  ;)
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #778 on: June 01, 2015, 05:51:09 PM »
"Gawhd" is prohibited while in the piano parlor.  ;)
understood. I can work w/ that.
so long as Rawwr is allowed. that is a must.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #779 on: June 01, 2015, 06:17:28 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #780 on: June 01, 2015, 09:14:28 PM »

tbh I think it's a good song




this kid is good!

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #781 on: June 02, 2015, 01:51:30 AM »


this kid is good!

Definitely makes the next kid sound like a robot.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #782 on: June 02, 2015, 12:38:38 PM »
love these preludes, they are soo pretty, way underrated ,

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #783 on: June 02, 2015, 05:09:49 PM »
I am listening to Descent Into Mystery. 8)
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #784 on: June 02, 2015, 06:22:38 PM »
Wim Winters plays Beethoven's Pathetique on clavichord in an historical setting.


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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #785 on: June 06, 2015, 02:10:34 AM »
 ::)



I think that's one where it doesn't quite carry over with a piano arrangement.

Looks like there's more...
videos
I'm not that impressed....
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #786 on: June 06, 2015, 03:14:12 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #787 on: June 06, 2015, 03:15:30 AM »
Listening to the Julliard Quartet's recording of Ravel's String Quartet for probably the 30th time now. Currently deciding whether to follow up with Bartok or ELP.

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #788 on: June 07, 2015, 07:34:46 PM »



Mvh,
Michael

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #789 on: June 07, 2015, 07:39:52 PM »
I've switched to this:




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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #790 on: June 09, 2015, 12:05:08 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #791 on: June 09, 2015, 11:11:25 PM »
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #792 on: June 10, 2015, 08:43:09 AM »



Mvh,
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #793 on: June 14, 2015, 01:39:15 AM »
For some bombastic fun, try: 
4'33"

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #794 on: June 14, 2015, 09:20:12 PM »



Mvh,
Michael

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #795 on: June 16, 2015, 10:45:36 AM »



Mvh,
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #796 on: June 16, 2015, 12:58:45 PM »
I'm listening to the Tchaikovsky competition. Some nice pianists there indeed :)

http://tch15.medici.tv/en/live/piano
Pieces under work now: Franck op 18, Bach Sinfonia nr 9 and P&F a minor book 2.
Wait...no Scarlatti? Must add something soon...

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #797 on: June 19, 2015, 01:07:47 PM »

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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #798 on: June 20, 2015, 04:08:16 AM »
Wow.  I think this is the most cringe-worthy performance I've ever seen.

Be warned if you watch this.  It's painful to watch.  I was thinking it might end differently.





More reason to practice performing and perform often.
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Re: What are you listening to right now?
«Reply #799 on: June 20, 2015, 09:29:10 AM »