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What Are You Listening To (Classical Version)?

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

  1. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Too much Rubato going there, when Chopin did not want much in this piece.
     
  2. MajKira

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    Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio

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    Final Fantasy VII One Winged Angel (Eminence Symphony)

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  3. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Nikolai Medtner: Piano concerto No.2 in C minor. In my opinion, humble as it may be, both this great work and its composer deserves much more attention.


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    While Hamelin is terrific and the orchestra solid, I still prefer the version I myself own with Demidenko as solist and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk from Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto collection. Couldn't find that one on youtube, though.
     
  4. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Been listening to some Bela Bartok lately. Here's him playing his own Romanian Folk Dances.


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  5. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    Senza Mama, an aria from Puccini's opera Suor Angelica.
     
  6. LightSpectra

    LightSpectra me autem minui

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  7. Jan H

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    Just heard part of this being used on the soundtrack of The Tudors:

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    (actually, I think it was a version of Tallis's Third Mode Melody played on organ that they used, which is the tune that Vaughan Williams based his piece on)
     
  8. SpiritWolf

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    A beautiful piano concerto from an obscure Canadian composer:

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  9. Jan H

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    and as a tribute of one of the greatest classical trumpet players of all times, who died last saturday: Maurice André


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    (synchronization is a bit off)

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    (played on cornet, as it should be ;-) even tough he almost makes it sound like a flugelhorn!)
     
  10. I_qua_I

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    John Adams - Hallelujah Junction
     
  11. Agent327

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    Pity about the sound quality - but if you check the youtube link there's plenty of others there. ;)

    Reminds me actually of the start of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C68SkzGb6Ww

    since Bartok was mentioned by Mr Cheezy. (Must have been the first of pieces by Bela that hit me.The folk pieces I discovered later; very subtle indeed, and not so overwhelming as his Concerto.) ;)

    As for Mozart and piano, some people feel Glenn Gould totally wrecked his sonatas; but if you can't get into Gould's fanatical pianoplaying, it just wont appeal to you. However, he was perfectly capable of doing it like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xvSuEqitG4

    Visually interesting rendering of Ludwig's most powerful symphonic work. (You might think I'm forgetting about his 9th, but the ninth has simply a different quality about it, pointing ahead to Mahler's extensive use of choir and orchestra in symphonic combination. The ninth actually borders on the pathetic, with its propagandistic rendering of Schiller's poem. I will still sing along with Alle Menschen werden Brüder, but it's not the line Schiller wrote.

    Alright, enough preaching from the old man. Glad to see this thread is still alive. :)

    Since we started with wind instruments, I'll conclude with a piece from a Russianborn composer who also was quite fond of them:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UJOaGIhG7A&feature=related
     
  12. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
     
  13. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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  14. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Good to see the resurrection of this most worthy thread. Due to personal reasons I have been unable to contribute on it for a while, hope to change that in the months to come.
    It might be a sign that I am definitely parting with my youth that I recently have developed quite the fascination for the symphonies of Anton Bruckner. Here is an excellent version of # 8 with the excellent Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led by one of the most underrated conductors I know about - Eduard van Beinum.

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  15. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    It is starting to get late over here, so I present some nocturnal entertainment from a composer whose creative output I surely will present more of later.

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  16. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Fryderyk Chopin: Piano Concerto no.2
    This one is, as far as I am concerned, as good as it gets. On period instruments, with a superb solist and a superb orchestra led by the truly great Frans Brüggen. Enjoy!

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  17. Fanatic Noob

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    Cassius - I Love You So (Dj Absurd Dubstep Remix)

    Edit: It's not "classical" at all, so sorry. I just realized topic title.
     
  18. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    Franz Schubert: Symphony no.9 performed by The Vienna Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    I slightly prefer the version of The Orchestra of the 18th Century/Frans Brüggen, but was unable to find that, and this is excellent too.

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  19. Agent327

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    I like the Boccherini. More please!
     
  20. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    I absolutely love this song. It was famously used at the end of Master and Commander. Here is the folksier, slower sounding arrangement they used:


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