• Classical music discussion
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[QUOTE=CondomUser 47;30679170][img]http://www.1000recordings.com/images/artist-g/gould-glenn-357-l.jpg[/img] I think they look about the same.[/QUOTE] [img]http://i.ytimg.com/vi/coYr-YRSNR0/0.jpg[/img] This is a [i]normal[/i] expression for Maxim Vengerov.
[QUOTE=CondomUser 47;30677408]This is so my kind of thread. Anyways, this is a selection of some of the classical music I like: [B]Bach[/B] (the J.S): [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv94m_S3QDo[/media] I think it's very serene, peacefull (and played by a brilliant pianist). [B]Mahler[/B]: I love most of his symphonies, and in particular the third, fifth and sixth. This is the famous trombone theme from his third, well executed by Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpN-GYEdKKs[/media] As one might realise, when listening to Mahler he knew how to handle a large symphonic orchestra. Also, he was almost despised by the press in his lifetime, but he rose to new heighst of popularity in the sixties, because of such conductors as Bernstein. A famous qoute from Mahler regarding the purpose of a symphony: "A symphony needs to be a world in itself, it must contain everything". Apart from these two (very different) composer I like Rachmaninov (not sure i spelled that right), Prokofiev (another impossible russian name), Strauss, serialists such as Scönberg and Weber and post-modernists like Stockhausen.[/QUOTE] I don't know whether to rate agree or heart! We'll go with heart. Mahlerites unite!
Any albums with this instrument? [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Trumpetlarcomuseum.jpg/220px-Trumpetlarcomuseum.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=AK'z;30682532]Any albums with this instrument? [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Trumpetlarcomuseum.jpg/220px-Trumpetlarcomuseum.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] That's just a bong. Also is this thread just albums or more 'classical' music styles in general?
[QUOTE=ThunderGod;30683958]That's just a bong. Also is this thread just albums or more 'classical' music styles in general?[/QUOTE] Bit of both. It'll be the ground for classical music discussion if it stays active. I'll make sure it does.
The Five are essential listening; very unique style that is often recognizable in their prolific Russian successors, and in my opinion, a lot of their work is much more interesting than their Western Romantic counterparts. I started with Pictures at an Exhibition. [IMG]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WA3QzoX7L._SS500_.jpg[/IMG] [media][URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=hqoamga8744"]http://youtube.com/watch?v=hqoamga8744[/media][/URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=NU-yABnsTns"][media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=NU-yABnsTns[/media][/URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=ctj39uF6Ez0"][media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=ctj39uF6Ez0[/media][/URL] [URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=G46Ooecegjw"][media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=G46Ooecegjw[/media][/URL] And their piano stuff just makes me melt. [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o4u_hExeSI"][/URL][URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o4u_hExeSI"][/URL][URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o4u_hExeSI"][/URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o4u_hExeSI"][media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o4u_hExeSI[/URL][/media] [URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=u4iaugs_6uQ"][media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=u4iaugs_6uQ[/media][/URL] [URL="http://youtube.com/watch?v=1o4u_hExeSI"] [/URL]
[QUOTE=AK'z;30682532]Any albums with this instrument? [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/03/Trumpetlarcomuseum.jpg/220px-Trumpetlarcomuseum.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] It looks medieval
[QUOTE=mynames2long;30684990]It looks medieval[/QUOTE] 500BC it was invented. :smug:
Anyone here ever heard of Leo Ornstein? He mostly wrote piano music, but the music he wrote for it is absolutely amazing: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6-oVoTBACw[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAuGT8o3AvI&feature=related[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBblMA8PKLc&feature=related[/media]
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4kbBtb1KHKQ/S5909Bsrb4I/AAAAAAAAA4s/RGqNdkMLTg0/s320/ancient+egypt.jpg[/img] [url]http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/rafael_perez_arroyo_and_hathor_ensemble/music_in_the_age_of_pyramids/[/url] I'll get this album. Maybe I probably should've put "World Music" in the thread title too. Oh well...
[QUOTE=Shostakovich;30679582][img]http://i.ytimg.com/vi/coYr-YRSNR0/0.jpg[/img] This is a [i]normal[/i] expression for Maxim Vengerov.[/QUOTE] Generally I just like musicians expressing their feelings, of course up to a certain point - the point where I can't tell whether they are playing music or... Well you get the point.
[QUOTE=CondomUser 47;30685215]Generally I just like musicians expressing their feelings[/QUOTE] Yeah, I generally put my priorities for their expression rather than technicalities. Someone can "produce" or "play really well", but it's about the heart they put into it that matters.
I usually hate when soloists are really flashy, but I love it when a conductor looks like he's fighting an invisible army. Case in point: Leonard Bernstein [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK6gGWMnTZI[/media]
[QUOTE=AK'z;30685203][img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_4kbBtb1KHKQ/S5909Bsrb4I/AAAAAAAAA4s/RGqNdkMLTg0/s320/ancient+egypt.jpg[/img] [url]http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/rafael_perez_arroyo_and_hathor_ensemble/music_in_the_age_of_pyramids/[/url] I'll get this album. Maybe I probably should've put "World Music" in the thread title too. Oh well...[/QUOTE] You know, I just wondered about how they saved the music they played. I mean, notes weren't invented until the 11'th century...? Do you have any idea? [editline]24th June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=The Maestro;30685276]I usually hate when soloists are really flashy, but I love it when a conductor looks like he's fighting an invisible army. Case in point: Leonard Bernstein [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK6gGWMnTZI[/media][/QUOTE] As said before: Up to a certain point. :v: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMbi49ArLq4[/media]
[QUOTE=CondomUser 47;30685287]You know, I just wondered about how they saved the music they played. I mean, notes weren't invented until the 11'th century...? Do you have any idea? [editline]24th June 2011[/editline] As said before: Up to a certain point. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMbi49ArLq4[/media][/QUOTE] The western world requires everything "written" or something for the evidence. Traditions are passed down from generation to generation and then simply [I]enjoyed[/I] in small cult groups. I don't think they had complex, precise compositions but merely a "state of mind" which they concentrate on and simply play.
[QUOTE=The Maestro;30685178]Anyone here ever heard of Leo Ornstein? He mostly wrote piano music, but the music he wrote for it is absolutely amazing: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6-oVoTBACw[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAuGT8o3AvI&feature=related[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBblMA8PKLc&feature=related[/media][/QUOTE] Wow this is amazing, I've been trying to find more stuff like this.
Some music I just listened to: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q2qmuCXHI0[/media] I love Prokofiev and this movement in particular is wonderfully dissonant. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfP1QOsIwx4[/media] (If you don't like opera, then cut to 4:00) Die Frau ohne Schatten hasn't been played a lot in history, but I saw it in The Royal Danish Opera two weeks ago, and it's probably the best concert I ever attended. This part is the end of second act, where the four main characters descend to hell. Richard Strauss requested an off-stage band to play that brass theme. And so they did. So they did...
[QUOTE=ThunderGod;30697931]Wow this is amazing, I've been trying to find more stuff like this.[/QUOTE] I'd also check out some of his more dissonant pieces, they're just fun to listen to :buddy:
[QUOTE=AK'z;30657583]Yeah what's the deal with that?[/QUOTE] malmsteen
Any more piano/romantic period albums anyone can recommend? Preferably "progressive" in style like a symphony or something. Yeah I don't know what I'm saying, gimme more. :smith:
[QUOTE=AK'z;30708600]Any more piano/romantic period albums anyone can recommend? Preferably "progressive" in style like a symphony or something. Yeah I don't know what I'm saying, gimme more. :smith:[/QUOTE] Go for Rachmaninoff's C minor Piano Concerto. Horowitz or Rubinstein should be good. Maybe Bernstein too, haven't heard his. Edit: [QUOTE=The Maestro;30711564]Check out the Symphony for Solo Piano by Charles Valentin Alkan, best performer of it is none other than Marc Andre Hamelin. [editline]26th June 2011[/editline] Or the Concerto for Solo Piano, also by Alkan and Hamelin.[/QUOTE] Dang how could I forget about one of my favorite composers. :smith:
Check out the Symphony for Solo Piano by Charles Valentin Alkan, best performer of it is none other than Marc Andre Hamelin. [editline]26th June 2011[/editline] Or the Concerto for Solo Piano, also by Alkan and Hamelin.
[QUOTE=The Maestro;30701554]I'd also check out some of his more dissonant pieces, they're just fun to listen to :buddy:[/QUOTE] It's funny how dissonance has developed, mozart's disonances is actually really sweety sounding whereas a lot of recent music is just plain twisted.
Not that there's anything wrong with that :v:
I thought all music had dissonance?
[QUOTE=AK'z;30725874]I thought all music had dissonance?[/QUOTE] Technically yes. Bach hid augmented 4ths all over the place in his violin fugues even though in his time the chord was denounced as "the devil's sound".
[QUOTE=AK'z;30725874]I thought all music had dissonance?[/QUOTE] Music has varying degrees of dissonance. If you listen to music through the ages you see a more consistent use of dissonance being used freely as opposed to being harmonically resolved. Essentially, it's just the way it's used rather than whether or not it has it.
So experimentation in general is basically pure dissonance. I guess you could give some modern classical composers too :3: Gustav Holst was quite good. Also I heard "The Lark Ascender".
Basically, Bach. Its just a shame there are no recordings of his music from him, exactly as he intended it to be played
[QUOTE=AK'z;30727034]So experimentation in general is basically pure dissonance. I guess you could give some modern classical composers too :3: [/QUOTE] Might as well turn this thread into an Art Music thread seeing as a lot of people have posted contemporary and 20th century composers already. Also: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FZ5cOhSQA0[/media]
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