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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:39 am 
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Bach Well Tempered Clavier Book II Prelude and Fugue Nos. 16 and 17 performed by Glenn Gould. Fucking amazing for entirely different reasons. First is full of fragile beauty. The second is one of the most joyful experiences I've ever had with music.


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sometimes i feel that getting to appreciate the well-tempered clavier should be a rite of passage for musicians/artists, and humanoids in general...


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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indeed, especially the gould rendition. also i hadnt heard that claire de lune by presti/lagoya before, could have sworn i had their complete discography :eh:


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i'd be surprised if you did... they'd made a lot of records... (btw i discovered that version of "claire de lune" thanks to none other than robbie basho - he once mentioned it in one of his interviews that it's the most beautiful thing he'd ever heard)


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Josquin's De tous biens plaine


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Monteverdi's Vespers, wassup wassup?


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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there are many reasons why this guy is one of my favorite mixed martial artists... this is one of the many...

seriously, coming out to fight to samuel barber's "adagio for strings"?? way cool... :mrgreen:



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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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I've been on a Sibelius bender, most recently symphony #5


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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Good choice, I have to give it another listen during the weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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What are your favorite pieces and recordings? I quite like his violin concerto but don't know anything else.

Also my desktop is currently this:

http://puu.sh/bSdS


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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I can't pick the 'definitive' favourite by him but some works I've enjoyed by him are Kuolema, Lemminkäinen Suite and Tulen Synty.

Not to forget the obvious pick of a native Finn, Finlandia.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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pnoom wrote:
What are your favorite pieces and recordings? I quite like his violin concerto but don't know anything else.

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nice desktop. As far as recs go, the ddd Sibelius list is

1. Symphony No. 2 in D minor
2. Finlandia
3. Violin Concerto in D minor
4. Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
5. Swan of Tuonela
6. Symphony No. 7 in C major
7. Symphony No. 1 in E minor
8. Symphony No. 4 in A minor
9. Tapiola
10. Karelia

I'd say that's an ok list, at least as far as what's on it. For the symphonies, and especially the 5th, I really like these recordings.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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I've decided to spend the month of January devoting all of my serious listening time to Bach.

I'm starting with The Art of Fugue. I started out somewhat cold toward, but I listened to the Emerson String Quartet and Evgeni Koroliov (solo piano) recordings earlier today, and they're both stunning. I'm listening to the Rinaldo Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano now and it's fantastic as well (more than any other piece of music, it's bringing be around on the harpsichord, which I've never really liked before now). I also have Helmut Walcha on organ and Delme Quartet recordings of it. I might ditch the Delme because I'm pretty sure I like the Emerson String Quartet better. I'm waiting until I know the piece better to tackle the Walcha, because right now when I listen to Bach's organ music, it tends to start becoming white noise to me after about 20-30 minutes. I'm hoping this piece will do for me with organ what it did with harpsichord, but I think I'll need to know it better so that I can more clearly follow it.

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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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I have the Emerson String Quartet and Fretwork versions. I find Art of the Fugue generally difficult to follow, but whenever I dedicate myself to it I feel like all the shit has been blown out of my mind for the remainder of the day.


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 Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?
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conlon nancarow studies for player piano. some really mindblowing pieces


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