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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:43 am

Mediaeval Baebes are singing. I guess I'm in the mood for it because they sound really good.

That vocal ostinato on Musa Venit Carmine really works.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:55 am

And now a really nice Blue Danube.

I miss Donna.
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Postby navneeth » Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:26 pm

On the beautiful 1 o' clock Waltz...

Edit: Actually, the waltz at half past two.
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Postby navneeth » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:52 am

The choral version of the Night on Bald Mountain was a great selection, Nicole. I think it suits the story behind the piece better. Apparently people during Musky's time didn't think so.
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Postby Catmando » Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:21 am

Dvorak, Symphony 8 playing. However, it's missing mvt II, it's best mvt, IMO.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:09 am

Missed it. Anyway, I'd like to listen to a symphony as a whole, rather than in parts.

I was just thinking about this yesterday, while letting Mozart's 25 favs CD play in the background. What if no one told us about movements, tempi and stuff? Sometimes I didn't realise the track had changed and kept thinking that it was the same piece. How would our tastes be without all the "technical info"?
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Postby Catmando » Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:42 am

navneeth wrote:Missed it. Anyway, I'd like to listen to a symphony as a whole, rather than in parts.

I was just thinking about this yesterday, while letting Mozart's 25 favs CD play in the background. What if no one told us about movements, tempi and stuff? Sometimes I didn't realise the track had changed and kept thinking that it was the same piece. How would our tastes be without all the "technical info"?


I usually listen to a symphony as a whole also.

I'm not sure how to answer that question. Sometimes its nice to go in blind and hear a musical piece that you have no information prior to what type of work it is, don't know the composer's name etc. That's how I first came across Barber's Adagio, and that Mozart Piano Trio that I heard last night. :)
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Postby Shapley » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:02 am

I like hearing them blind as well. That way I can judge the music with no prejudice going into it.

This is why I like the Beethoven.com 'now playing feature'. If I'm hearing a piece I like particularly well, I can look at the 'now playing' window and see what it is. Sometimes it's nice to look at a piece you've not heard before and say "That sounds like Saint-Saens" and then find out you were right, or even to find out you were wrong.

I also like to look at the 'now playing' window for pieces I particularly don't like, so I know to steer clear of them when buying CD's!

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Postby Catmando » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:19 am

Shapley wrote:Sometimes it's nice to look at a piece you've not heard before and say "That sounds like Saint-Saens" and then find out you were right, or even to find out you were wrong.


Totally agree with you on that!

Now that I have a little more "experience" in classical music listening, I can pick out composers, or types of work more easily.

However, I find I am wrong alot of times.

Last night, I heard some piano work that I thought for sure was Chopin. I had zero doubts in my mind. Well, I was wrong, it was Rachmaninoff and his Etudes Tableaux!
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Postby navneeth » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:31 am

do (everything the Catman said. :) Not the 'Chopin' part, of course).
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Postby FlyingSorcery » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:49 am

"Hector the Hero".........the new "Bolero"?
(as in, sick to death of?) :thumbdown:
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Postby navneeth » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:23 pm

I think HtH has come back from a sabbatical. It was boleroed when I started listening to the station, along withe Bolero.
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Postby Catmando » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:53 pm

This Brahms String Quartet playing right now is gorgeous!

Me like!
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:56 pm

FlyingSorcery wrote:"Hector the Hero".........the new "Bolero"?
(as in, sick to death of?) :thumbdown:


I have that CD. It has a number of good pieces on it, which apparently never make the play list. You're right. We need some "Highland Cathedral" and "Murray's Fancy"!
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Postby Shapley » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:36 am

I rather like this Pink Floyd Us and Them. I hated it at first, but I've grown accustomed to it.

It reminds me of Bizet, at times.
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Postby navneeth » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:02 am

Why does the "Loose" Canon remind me of Super Mario :?:
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Postby Shapley » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:47 am

Mahler - Symphony Number 1 .... YES!
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Postby Catmando » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:52 am

Shapley wrote:Mahler - Symphony Number 1 .... YES!


Probably my current favorite Mahler Symphony. :D
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Postby Hexameron » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:10 am

Then you guys might like this :mrgreen:
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:08 pm

navneeth wrote:Why does the "Loose" Canon remind me of Super Mario :?:


Because the LAGQ boys live, work, and play in the land of Mario. You probably can't see Los Angeles from where you are, but if you play Mario you'd recognize the Ventura freeway.
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