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Postby bignaf » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:48 pm

kool. my mom has those.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:14 am

I have an EMERGENCY add to my musical wish list. I heard this piece last night on the way back from a meeting.

I should have pulled over and parked on the shoulder, as I could have gotten into an accident. That's because the music piece I heard (for the 1st time) was so mesmerizing, haunting. Beautiful!!!

The piece: Adagio for Strings (for Orchestra) by Samuel Barber.

I've got to have it! :)
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Postby Shapley » Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:19 am

Ray,

It is a beautiful piece. I often get it confused with Albinoni's Adagio for Strings for some reason, which is also beautiful.

I'm surprised you'd not heard it before. B.com plays it infrequently.

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Postby shostakovich » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:44 pm

The Adagio was used in the soundtrack of Platoon. It also got a lot of play right after 9/11.

I have an RCA CD (issued through BMG) with 8 versions of the adagio:
for string quartet (the original), orchestra, James Galway + synthesizers, Canadian Brass, a capella (called Agnus Dei), clarinet choir, organ, and chamber orch.

Barber's Dance of Vengeance (from Medea) and School for Scandal Overture are also winners. They appear with the Adagio and his 3 Essays for Orchestra on an EMI disc with Slatkin and the St. Louis Sym.

Happy listening.
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Postby Catmando » Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:53 pm

shostakovich wrote:The Adagio was used in the soundtrack of Platoon. It also got a lot of play right after 9/11.

I have an RCA CD (issued through BMG) with 8 versions of the adagio:
for string quartet (the original), orchestra, James Galway + synthesizers, Canadian Brass, a capella (called Agnus Dei), clarinet choir, organ, and chamber orch.

Barber's Dance of Vengeance (from Medea) and School for Scandal Overture are also winners. They appear with the Adagio and his 3 Essays for Orchestra on an EMI disc with Slatkin and the St. Louis Sym.

Happy listening.
Shos

Thank you for those suggestions Shos! :D
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Postby bignaf » Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:06 pm

the Barber Adagio is played ad nauseum in the US.
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Postby Catmando » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:44 pm

Bach: The 6 Cello Suites

Any recommendations for great performances?

Woo hoo! This is my 1,000 post! 8)
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Postby Shapley » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:18 am

:keyboard: Happy 1000th!
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Postby bignaf » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:53 am

for Bach, easy. Casals, if you don't mind mono, somewhat noisy, recording. if you mind, I can't help you.

on my wishlist right now, is a CD of Aka pygmy music, which is out of print on Amazon, not even available used.
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Postby bignaf » Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:54 am

oh, and welcome to the M club.
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Postby Catmando » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:55 am

bignaf wrote:for Bach, easy. Casals, if you don't mind mono, somewhat noisy, recording. if you mind, I can't help you.


Great, thanks for recommendation.

No, I don't mind noisy, hissiness (as long as it's not from a female). :mrgreen:
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Postby bignaf » Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:33 pm

I'm sure you hiss a lot, cat. :kitty:
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Postby Catmando » Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:20 pm

bignaf wrote:for Bach, easy. Casals, if you don't mind mono, somewhat noisy, recording. if you mind, I can't help you.


What are your thoughts regarding Yo-Yo Ma?
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Postby bignaf » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:52 pm

I don't know. not too excited, in general.
Casals Cello suites recording put the cello suites on the map as concert pieces, and are legendary.
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Postby Catmando » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:54 pm

New work to add to the wish list:

R. Schumann's String Quartet # 3
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Postby bignaf » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:58 pm

on mine: Chirgilchin's New CD!
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Postby Catmando » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:15 am

Oh, I forgot to add:

Bruch's Scottish Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra.

Naf, I've never heard of Chirgilchin. Time to do some research.
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Postby audiogirl » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:14 am

:rolleyes: I just wish some other people would turn down their music.
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Postby OperaTenor » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:18 am

audiogirl wrote::rolleyes: I just wish some other people would turn down their music.


Well! Look who showed up! Jenn, welcome back!

You've been missed, and I hope this is the beginning of hearing from you more. How is the family? Alison?

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Postby audiogirl » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:27 am

How nice to be missed! I haven't really had time to lurk, even. It's been so long that I had even forgotten my password.

The 16-month-old little girl suffers from SRS (Spoiled Rotten Syndrome). I thought daughter #1 was strong-willed. I was wrong.

Husband is finally learning how to survive in the the estrogen-filled house. Life is good.
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