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Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 1, 2014 - 08:39pm PT
vv Terrific

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 1, 2014 - 09:07pm PT
I guess this should go on the Bird thread but the other night my #1 and I were having din-din in the mezquita and I had Bruch's Violin Concerto on. I swear to Allah that Mr and Mrs Black
Phoebe were sitting on the roof rapt. When it finished they went about their business of ridding
our yard of flying pests.
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 17, 2014 - 08:46am PT
I first heard this live, performed by a conservatory student. He did a great job, and it's become a favorite. And this is a cool video, to boot.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 17, 2014 - 08:48am PT
BTW, Lorin Maazel passed the other day.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 17, 2014 - 08:51am PT

Lorin Maazel in Memoriam (06.03.1930-13.07.2014)

"Adagietto" from Symphony No 5 by Gustav Mahler
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 19, 2014 - 03:07am PT
John Field forever...nocturnes playlist.
John Field nocturnes are sweet.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 19, 2014 - 11:18am PT

Mischa Maisky - Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jul 19, 2014 - 11:20am PT

Seeli Toivio and Kalle Toivio - Franz Liszt - Liebestraum cello and piano

eKat

Trad climber
Jul 19, 2014 - 11:31am PT
^ ^ ^ ^ Boy, would I like to know the story behind that particular cello. Its tone is just perfect!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 31, 2014 - 01:47pm PT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 31, 2014 - 02:33pm PT
Thanks for the Ives post, Gary. I've never sung any of his solos, but I've sung a couple of his songs for chorus, and I found them surprisingly accessible, in contrast to, say, his solo piano works. "The Circus Band" I particularly enjoyed. The last time through has a fraternity drinking song as a descant. I wish we had recorded it. Here's a You Tube link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGHi4WWreOw

I know you tube has a version of "the Circus Band" for baritone solo as well, so there's hope for me, but I like the chorus version so much better.

John
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 31, 2014 - 05:49pm PT
Hey, John, that's good. I like 20th century American music. It's so...America! I wish folks would program William Grant Still more often. I like his music and his story.

I just finished up a huge mind-f*#k of a listening session: Leonard Bernstein's Charles Eliot Norton lectures from Harvard. He used Ive's The Unanswered Question to bring together his thoughts on universal music and linguistics and how it all relates to what he termed a "crisis" in modern music. Fascinating, but very heavy.

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jul 31, 2014 - 07:58pm PT
Speaking of Leonard Bernstein, grab your DVD of "West Side Story" and throw it on the system with the sound coming through your #1 amp and speakers.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 31, 2014 - 11:44pm PT
Cool, Gary! Back in the early-mid 1960's, when we had one (black and white) TV, my whole family used to gather in the living room and listen to Bernstein's children's concerts with the NY Phil.

John
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 1, 2014 - 07:17am PT
Ghost, my DVD of "West Side Story"? HaHaHaHa!
Mine is on a wax cylinder, don't ya know?
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Aug 2, 2014 - 06:33am PT
the bees,



anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 18, 2014 - 05:38pm PT
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 18, 2014 - 07:46pm PT
Ah, Mahler, the end of the beginning.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Aug 19, 2014 - 06:45pm PT
are you hating on Mahler, Gary?
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 19, 2014 - 07:00pm PT
are you hating on Mahler, Gary?

Not at all. He was the end of the beginning. The line that started with Bach and went through Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, and Wagner culminated with Mahler.

He took all that tonality could offer to the limit. Just look at the size of the orchestras needed to play his symphonies. There was no place to go but to Schoenberg.

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