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selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Aug 30, 2012 - 07:58pm PT





selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Aug 30, 2012 - 08:29pm PT
Urizen

Ice climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 30, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 31, 2012 - 12:40am PT
Selfish Man, I was wondering if GG would show up...thx.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Aug 31, 2012 - 03:26pm PT
I got a call last night from my younger daughter, a violinist and grad student (in composition) in Illinois -- "Start practicing, Dad, because I'm learning the Brahms Second Violin Sonata." Now if I can scrape up enough money to get my piano tuned (and a couple of strings replaced), we may have something to post here around Christmas time.

John
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 1, 2012 - 09:25am PT
September already!

Good morning, Taco.

I bring you a gentle awakening.



And this is one of the most remarkable assemblies I have ever witnessed.



Here is another. A gathering of goblets.



Enjoy your coffee...
selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Sep 1, 2012 - 09:39pm PT
I think it's time for more Victor Borge

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 7, 2012 - 08:24am PT
Die aria!!!

A-ha-ha-ha!!!

She's gonna die!!!

Oh, Jupiter!!!

It's too funny!!!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 7, 2012 - 08:42am PT
Brubeck/Bach, eh?

Reilly's enthusiasm.

Good to the last frickin' drop.

I, too, like Ashkenazy and Scriabin needs more listening.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 7, 2012 - 09:13am PT
You have been such a wonderfully attentive audience, here is a Borge bonus.

Gary

climber
"My god - it's full of stars!"
Sep 7, 2012 - 11:04am PT
John, get that piano tuned!

selfish man, thanks for posting the Gould and Golschmann. Golschmann doesn't have much fame or reknown, but I like his style with baroque. He and Gould seem to be on the same wavelength when it comes to Bach. Golschmann's sound is very crisp. Bernstein, in comparison, seems muddy when he conducts these Bach keyboard concertos.



Somebody asked about violinists. After seeing him twice, Gil Shaham strikes me as one of the best. He plays with an evident joy. When he plays with Dudamel the enthusiasm level overwhelms the crowd.

selfish man

Gym climber
Austin, TX
Sep 8, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
83 year old Horowitz plays Scriabin's etude in his (one and only) concert in Moscow:



he meets Scriabin's daughter and tells her that he used to play for her father

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 11, 2012 - 10:38am PT


This one's for our own Gypsy Flores and the Gypsy in all of us.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Sep 11, 2012 - 11:16am PT
Having indulged in my own Scottish Fantasies...
Credit: Reilly




I find I myself partial to Bruch's. If the four minutes of the third movement
don't tug at yer heart strings then you don't have one.
(I've only included the third and fourth here)


Holy jeebus, what a mensch that dood is, no?
But I do like my Itzakh Perlman version too.
The performance obviously was not in LA - nobody clapped between the movements.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 11, 2012 - 11:36am PT

John Murphy: Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)
Gary

Social climber
Monza by the streetlight
Sep 14, 2012 - 12:15am PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 19, 2012 - 04:05pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 01:18pm PT
Synthesia seems to lack soul. It's just not music. It's nice. It's interesting.
It's just not feeling the music.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 11, 2012 - 07:14am PT
It's Illya Kuryakin, aka Ducky Mallard, aka David McCallum.

His father was a first chair violinist, his mother a cellist. His interests musically, well, he's f___ing Ducky, after all! Read the review below for some nice, fluffy journalistic reviewing in the old school. Same with the music. It swings like 1966. The year I graduated h.s. and into the Bay Area music scene, and Illya with his Nehru jacket were being shut down by incoming flowers.


The Edge is DMC's most well-known musical composition now intro and riff to Dr. Dre's The Next Episode, OK?

Fine little fusion version.

Words and music by David McCallum on Insomnia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_McCallum


Oh, look at that. The same issue, April 29, 1966, (35 cents) as the review of McCallum (titled 'McCallum and the Woodwinds') and A Bit More of Me, his second LP, also containd an article on the last night of the Old Metropolitan Opera. Gee.

I think I'm passing on typing the article out. If you want to read it, it won't change your LIFE if you can't locate it. You can buy the mag from me, or look for your own. You'll never get Julie Christie away from me!

"What makes the album exciting are the classic overtones soaring above the driving beat in almost every number....an unusual combination of reed instruments...what we've come to know as the Big Beat..one of the freshest LPs to make the rounds in months." Fluffy, in a enthusiastic way. He likes.

And Life Magazine's normal Oh-So-Generic-Style prognostication, part of standard mainstream reviews half the time (fluff): "McCallum's climb from bit player to teen-age idol in less than a year stunned the TV trade. With his album aalready in the Top Forty ("kiss of death") and with musical capability to match his hefty Nielsen, he may repeat the feat in the pop field."

The last article in this vintage Life is the national break-out piece on Cesar Chavez. And Julie Christe, of course.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 16, 2012 - 07:56pm PT
The ominous "military" symphony of Haydn is only a paper tiger, the melody belies it's nickname.

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