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Re: Comments on Beethoven.com Selections

Postby jamiebk » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:05 pm

Yeah....I don't know what's going on with the "Now Playing" today. It does seem to get stuck a lot. Does anyone know our host/announcer? I think this may be his first time hosting classical music. :rofl: He's likable though...
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:53 pm

Yeah - meeting let out in time to catch most of Sheherazade!
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Postby Shapley » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:57 am

I'm having a hard time warming up to Hovhaness' Symphony No. 4.
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Postby jamiebk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:04 am

Shapley wrote:I'm having a hard time warming up to Hovhaness' Symphony No. 4.

Ditto...didn't care for it either
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Postby jamiebk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:31 pm

So nice to hear the "Organ" symphony again. Nice version too. This one is still on the bucket list to hear live.
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Postby Giant Communist Robot » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:46 pm

Alan H., a twentieth century composer who still believed in melody.
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Postby Shapley » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:47 pm

jamiebk wrote:So nice to hear the "Organ" symphony again. Nice version too. This one is still on the bucket list to hear live.


Same here. I missed it when the St. Louis Symphony performed a couple of years ago. I'm not sure how long 'til it comes round again.

It seems to me the Nashville Symphony had it on the schedule for this year, or next. I'll have to Google it.
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Postby Shapley » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:49 pm

Giant Communist Robot wrote:Alan H., a twentieth century composer who still believed in melody.


I've enjoyed some of the other works of his which B.com has played. His 'Remembrance' Symphony is nice (though I think they over play it). I just couldn't get a grip on his 4th. It sounded like P.D.Q. Bach on a bad day...
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Postby Giant Communist Robot » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:52 pm

Shapley wrote:
Giant Communist Robot wrote:Alan H., a twentieth century composer who still believed in melody.


I've enjoyed some of the other works of his which B.com has played. His 'Remembrance' Symphony is nice (though I think they over play it). I just couldn't get a grip on his 4th. It sounded like P.D.Q. Bach on a bad day...



I enjoy "City of Light" and "Mysterious Mountain." I also have that one where the whales are barking. What's up with that?
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Postby Shapley » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:00 pm

I have a couple of recordings that include his 'Prayer to St. Gregory'. That's the one Trumpetmaster performs on a B.com recording, as well. B.com has played 'Mysterious Mountain' and the 'Remembrance' Symphony. I think they've played a couple of others. 'St. Vartran' may be one of them, the name sticks in my mind.

Wikipedia lists sixty Symphonies by him. Our local symphony orchestra played one of them in last years' concert series, I believe, but I don't know which one.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:54 am

Shapley wrote:I have a couple of recordings that include his 'Prayer to St. Gregory'. That's the one Trumpetmaster performs on a B.com recording, as well. B.com has played 'Mysterious Mountain' and the 'Remembrance' Symphony. I think they've played a couple of others. 'St. Vartran' may be one of them, the name sticks in my mind.

Wikipedia lists sixty Symphonies by him. Our local symphony orchestra played one of them in last years' concert series, I believe, but I don't know which one.



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Postby Shapley » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:35 pm

Of course, I remembered.

Speaking of remembering, though, I think I rememberd wrong about the 'Remembrance' symphony. Albert Hurwit composed the 'Remembrance' Symphony (Symphony No. 1). I don't know why I attributed it to Hovhaness. I had a dickens of a time finding it on Google. Searching for "remembrance symphony'" brings up many references to Corigliano's "Of Rage and Remembrance", but I had to wade through a few pages to find Albert Hurwit's name associated with it.
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:01 am

Shapley wrote:Of course, I remembered.

Speaking of remembering, though, I think I rememberd wrong about the 'Remembrance' symphony. Albert Hurwit composed the 'Remembrance' Symphony (Symphony No. 1). I don't know why I attributed it to Hovhaness. I had a dickens of a time finding it on Google. Searching for "remembrance symphony'" brings up many references to Corigliano's "Of Rage and Remembrance", but I had to wade through a few pages to find Albert Hurwit's name associated with it.



I believe Hurwit is a local Connecticut Composer.
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Postby Schmeelkie » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:19 pm

Lovely - Lord of the Rings, with Viggo singing in Elvish, then Gladiator soundtrack for my Friday afternoon! Couldn't have asked for anything better!

Of course, as always seems to happen, a good piece of music comes on and a minute later I realize I need to use the ladies room...hanging on... :crazy:
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:32 am

Ah, it's the Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue on speed! (Denver Symphony Pops) Can't believe the pianist can go this fast...
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Postby dai bread » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:25 am

Are they playing it at the right speed? O.k., I'm showing my age again. BR is digital.

I have been playing with my videos of my U.S. trip last year. BR put the overture to Fidelio on just at the right time for it to come over Shos' car radio and on to my video to be used as a sound track. Beautiful! Serendipitous!
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Postby Shapley » Tue May 10, 2011 3:24 pm

It was good to hear Rene Gruss on here, again. I've not heard Bellatrix in a while.

I was sorry to miss the selections from Verdi's Requiem. I returned to the computer just as they were ending. I will guess that was offered in memory of OT's Beemer?
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu May 26, 2011 10:12 am

Yeah - don't get much Morricone - loving the G the B and the U (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)!
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Postby Shapley » Thu May 26, 2011 3:45 pm

Respighi. Church Windows. :)
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Postby Schmeelkie » Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:04 pm

Hey - can someone get me the artist, etc. for the 'Fur Elise' on guitar they just played as filler? Husband REALLY likes it! I know it's been played before ....
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