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Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, op 20
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(12-03-2019, 04:18 AM)grympy Wrote: edit

Doesn't even ring a key to me.  But here's a lovely presentation.

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Love me some Chopin.  Heart     My father was a trained in classical piano and played a lot of Chopin.  He wasn't professional or anything like that but he started when he was 5 years old so he got pretty darned good.  Chopin is frequently played during ballet barre warmup because it lends itself so well to dance and even today when I'm in a ballet class I love to hear Chopin because it reminds me of my childhood when I would wake up to my father playing a Chopin Nocturne.  

Chopin music was used for the ballet Les Sylphides.  Here is Baryshnikov and Tcherkassky in Les Sylphedes.  It is one of the most lyrical and beautiful ballets. They both float on air.




Unlike Rudolf Nureyev, Baryshnikov was a fantastic partner and knew how to show off the female dancer.  Nureyev kinda resented the female because she was getting in the way of his glorious self.  There's a great story of Nureyev partnering a fabulous ballerina in a pas de deux and leaving her a couple beats too early in the music so he could go off and do his jumps.  While he was doing that she simply held a balance en pointe on one foot for an amazing amount of time and brought the house down.  He never danced with her again.   

Oops, I got sidetracked and off the topic a little bit.
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(12-03-2019, 04:18 AM)grympy Wrote: edit


This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.


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(12-03-2019, 06:58 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 04:18 AM)grympy Wrote: edit


This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.

Everyone has a style they like.  I'm eclectic, but Pachelbel's Canon in D Major is good for me.  Ravel's Bolero, too.  Told you I was eclectic...
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(12-03-2019, 07:14 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 06:58 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 04:18 AM)grympy Wrote: edit


This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.

Everyone has a style they like.  I'm eclectic, but Pachelbel's Canon in D Major is good for me.  Ravel's Bolero, too.  Told you I was eclectic...

I love those composers too.  It's hard to think of one kind of classical music I like more than another.   I looove Beethoven's Piano Concerto #5....The "Emperor" Concerto.  I think I like it better than his 5th and 9th but they're all fantastic.  Here is Lang-Lang doing the 5th piano concerto. He's amazing. He must have taken a bottle of talent pills when he was a kid.  Gee, I wish I could play the piano.  It's one of my biggest regrets in life.   



I generally like all styles of music.....well,  except Rap and Heavy Metal. 

I can't rap my head around Rap and I can't stand screeching guitars and people screaming at me full throttle in, what is supposed to be, a song. I'm not a masochist, I don't like people screaming and screetching at me anywhere in my life, why would I pay someone to do it on a stage or digitally?
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(12-03-2019, 08:37 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 07:14 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 06:58 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote: This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.

Everyone has a style they like.  I'm eclectic, but Pachelbel's Canon in D Major is good for me.  Ravel's Bolero, too.  Told you I was eclectic...

I love those composers too.  It's hard to think of one kind of classical music I like more than another.   I looove Beethoven's Piano Concerto #5....The "Emperor" Concerto.  I think I like it better than his 5th and 9th but they're all fantastic.  Here is Lang-Lang doing the 5th piano concerto. He's amazing. He must have taken a bottle of talent pills when he was a kid.  Gee, I wish I could play the piano.  It's one of my biggest regrets in life.   



I generally like all styles of music.....well,  except Rap and Heavy Metal. 

I can't rap my head around Rap and I can't stand screeching guitars and people screaming at me full throttle in, what is supposed to be, a song. I'm not a masochist, I don't like people screaming and screetching at me anywhere in my life, why would I pay someone to do it on a stage or digitally?

We agree on some music. I can like anything instrumental. Which really does cut off rap, LOL!
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(12-03-2019, 06:58 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 04:18 AM)grympy Wrote: edit


This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.



I'm not familiar, but it's very beautiful.

My post  didn't come out the way I wanted, so I deleted it.. 

Have always loved the organ riff in "Whiter Shade of Pale" .Even though  the composer  seems to  have lifted it from Bach's 'Air on a g string'
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(12-03-2019, 08:54 PM)grympy Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 06:58 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 04:18 AM)grympy Wrote: edit


This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.

Not familiar. My post  didn't come out the way I wanted, so I deleted it.. 

Have always loved the organ riff in "Whiter Shade of Pale" .Even though   the composer  seems to  have lifted it from Bach's 'Air on a g string'

I'm not surprised.  I've been told that many rock artists have classical training.  Not that I would know.  My brain and fingers don't communicate very well.  I can whistle though.
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(12-03-2019, 08:59 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 08:54 PM)grympy Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 06:58 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote: This remains my favorite performance of my favorite piece of music.

Not familiar. My post  didn't come out the way I wanted, so I deleted it.. 

Have always loved the organ riff in "Whiter Shade of Pale" .Even though   the composer  seems to  have lifted it from Bach's 'Air on a g string'

I'm not surprised.  I've been told that many rock artists have classical training.  Not that I would know.  My brain and fingers don't communicate very well.  I can whistle though.

 I've observed that people who can whistle on key can usually also sing. I don't have enough samples to know if that's generally correct. Me? Can't hold a note. Has always annoyed me; my dad was a fine lyric tenor .


The Toy's 'Lover's Concerto ' is a rip  of Bach's  minuet  in G major




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(12-03-2019, 09:28 PM)grympy Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 08:59 PM)Cavebear Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 08:54 PM)grympy Wrote: Not familiar. My post  didn't come out the way I wanted, so I deleted it.. 

Have always loved the organ riff in "Whiter Shade of Pale" .Even though   the composer  seems to  have lifted it from Bach's 'Air on a g string'

I'm not surprised.  I've been told that many rock artists have classical training.  Not that I would know.  My brain and fingers don't communicate very well.  I can whistle though.

 I've observed that people who can whistle on key can usually also sing. I don't have enough samples to know if that's generally correct. Me? Can't hold a noet. Has always annoyed me; my dad was a fine lyric tenor .


The Toy's 'Lover's Concerto ' is a rip  of Bach's  minuet  in G major





I once casually whistled 'Greensleeves' at a campground forgetting there were others around. And got applause. That was embarrassing but nice. And I "can" sing. Lyrics, inflections and pauses are in my head all the time. But instruments baffle me. There is just no "there" there for me.
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Bach never had that much "soul."

They also did "Silver Spoon" taken from Beethoven Sonata #8 in c,   "Pathetique"  (2d movement)






The second movement begins at the 8:40 mark.

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(12-03-2019, 09:53 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Bach never had that much "soul."

They also did "Silver Spoon" taken from Beethoven Sonata #8 in c,   "Pathetique"  (2d movement)






The second movement begins at the 8:40 mark.


I have my favorites and none of them are Bach or Mozart. It surprises me too. I love structure in music, but not their style.
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That's why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

For myself, the absolute peak of Western Music was attained on May 1, 1786 at the end of the second act at the premiere of Mozart's Le Nozze de Figaro.

It declined slowly after that and fell off the cliff in the 20th century.
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(12-03-2019, 10:07 PM)Minimalist Wrote: That's why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

For myself, the absolute peak of Western Music was attained on May 1, 1786 at the end of the second act at the premiere of Mozart's Le Nozze de Figaro.

It declined slowly after that and fell off the cliff in the 20th century.

4 guys playing Bolero. On one cello!

https://www.classicfm.com/composers/rave...ero-cello/
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(12-03-2019, 09:53 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Bach never had that much "soul."

I hear soul in most of his stuff, it's very emotional music to my ears.
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Too much of Bach was a little too churchy for me.  In the Baroque I prefer Handel and Vivaldi but when Bach stepped away from the jesus shit he could be very, very, good.

Bach took one of Vivaldi's concerti grossi and transcribed it for organ.  Spectacular.






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(12-03-2019, 10:59 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 09:53 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Bach never had that much "soul."

I hear soul in most of his stuff, it's very emotional music to my ears.

Bach is god.  God as I’d want it to be, at any rate.  It’s hard to explain how deep and interesting tackling His compositions is, but they feel different every time.  So many gorgeous paths through the maze! 

And yes, emotions and “soul” galore.
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(12-03-2019, 11:40 PM)julep Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 10:59 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 09:53 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Bach never had that much "soul."

I hear soul in most of his stuff, it's very emotional music to my ears.

Bach is god.  God as I’d want it to be, at any rate.  It’s hard to explain how deep and interesting tackling His compositions is, but they feel different every time.  So many gorgeous paths through the maze! 

And yes, emotions and “soul” galore.

I still play "Jesu, Joy ..." on my guitar and marvel at the insight of the music even as I'm playing it. It's moving to me.
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(12-03-2019, 11:09 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Too much of Bach was a little too churchy for me.  In the Baroque I prefer Handel and Vivaldi but when Bach stepped away from the jesus shit he could be very, very, good.

It's all good, I divorce myself from Bach's patronage and just enjoy the music for its own sake. No matter his inspiration, his output was genius, imo.
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And people wonder why I adore Mozart!

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My main two favorite composers are Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Big Grin
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(12-04-2019, 01:03 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 11:09 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Too much of Bach was a little too churchy for me.  In the Baroque I prefer Handel and Vivaldi but when Bach stepped away from the jesus shit he could be very, very, good.

It's all good, I divorce myself from Bach's patronage and just enjoy the music for its own sake. No matter his inspiration, his output was genius, imo.

His output was genius and abundant. There should be something for everyone there, I think.
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(12-04-2019, 12:57 PM)Vivian Darkbloom Wrote:
(12-04-2019, 01:03 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(12-03-2019, 11:09 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Too much of Bach was a little too churchy for me.  In the Baroque I prefer Handel and Vivaldi but when Bach stepped away from the jesus shit he could be very, very, good.

It's all good, I divorce myself from Bach's patronage and just enjoy the music for its own sake. No matter his inspiration, his output was genius, imo.

His output was genius and abundant. There should be something for everyone there, I think.

It's amazing how prolific he was.
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I was just flipping through my Youtube account and, I guess because I had looked up The Toys' Lover's Concerto recently it offered me a 1966 rendition by Cilla Black.  Not quite as good.

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