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What Are You Listening To (Classical Version)?

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by Agent327, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Samuel Scheidt and Jordi Savall. Takes quite a lot to beat that duo when it comes to expression of beautiful ideas in music.
     
  2. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Seems like it is up to me to keep this thread alive.
    Very well, here are couple of works from one of the many undeservedly obscure Baroque masters, Johann David Heinichen aka "The German Rameau":


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    Feel free to. ;)

    I have been soundless for a while and I must say I´d never heard of Heinichen.

    Cheers!:goodjob:
     
  4. Jan H

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    some trumpet music perhaps? this is supposedly the new principal trumpet player of the royal concergebouw orchestra:

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    fantastic natural trumpet playing... I'm sure glad that trumpets have valves nowadays ;)
     
  5. Richard Cribb

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    Thanks. Unfortunately my time is very limited due to a number of reasons for the moment, but I will try to update this thread a bit more often in the weeks to come.


    Thanks for this. Spirited performance of a charming work.
    And speaking of charming, here is a nice piece from a disc I recently purchased.


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    I recently realized I have access to lots of music through the Music Library at school, since then I've been taking advantage of this. I've been checking out a lot of composers I'm not familiar with and should be, with a focus on 20th century music.

    Anyway, Jean Sibelius is very good. I've had a couple CDs of his tone poems for a while but have just started listening to his symphonies. So currently, I'm listening to Symphony No. 2 - Jean Sibelius.

    Anyone familiar with the String Quartet? Through the library I've gotten the 7th and 8th by Shostakovitch and want to get more. I'm wondering if there's any essential pieces in the String Quartet repertoire that one should be familiar with?
     
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    One of the most beautiful pieces of music ever:

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  9. Richard Cribb

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    Unfortunately I haven't been able to update this fine thread so often, will do another attempt in the days to come.
    I will also stick to "my" centuries. Here is some trademark Tudor melancholy performed in the usual exquisite manner by the outstanding Andreas Scholl. It is like you can feel your blood thicken...


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  10. Jan H

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    Was watching the movie "There will be blood" yesterday, hich features the following recording:

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    Erm...wrong thread?
     
  14. Richard Cribb

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    Cristóbal de Morales: Missa pro defunctis a 5 - Kyrie


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  18. Richard Cribb

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    Two by John Dowland

    Lachrimae Pavan, perhaps the quintessential Dowland piece.

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    The King of Denmark his gaillard, written to his employer Kristian IV. Good characterisation of the man, as far as I can see.

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  19. Jan H

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    I've been listening to some 20th century American stuff:
    Aaron Copland:

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    (quality of the video is not to great, but the quality of the musicians maks up for it :) and look at that conductor!)

    Samuel Barber:

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    (NOT the version made by DJ Tiesto!!!)

    George Gershwin, played by Leonard Bernstein:

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  20. Richard Cribb

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    Poland in its golden age had some very fine composers who deserves more recognition. One of the most prominent was Mikołaj Zieleński (ca.1550 - 1611) of whom unfortunately only a couple of liturgical cycles of polycoral works in the Venetian style and some instrumental fantasies have survived. Here are a couple from Offertoria totius anni, published exactly 400 years ago .

    Salve festa dies

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    Beati mundo corde

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    Factus est repente

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    Magnificat

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