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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:03 pm

Phil, Sarah Brightman does have a beautiful voice - really enjoyed :wink:

B.P. Fantastic..so good had to listen twice :D
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Re: Classical music

Postby beardedpapa » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:44 pm

Shelagh

Glad you liked it, that orchestra and conductor performed all 9 Beethoven symphony's during that season and they are all available on youtube.

What is incredible is that that could be composed by someone who was totally deaf by that time and it is still going stong 200+ years later.

What is also interesting with that performance is that so many young people are included in the chorus and the orchestra and are obviously enjoying it. I for one have great faith in the youth of today.

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Re: Classical music

Postby dorothy834 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi...I went to Miss Marie Wright for music lessons my absolute favourite was
Moonlight Sonata when my Mother made me do one hour practice that I did'nt
want to I would thump out Chopins Polonaise till the piano rocked but when my
Mother heard Beethovens Moonlight Sonata she knew I had calmed down...
I learnt lots of classical music but sadly I all eludes me now Tchaikovsky
music was another favourite thought it cool to cross my hands over :) :)
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:49 pm

Enjoying all the symphony's from the West - Eastern Divan orchestra...thanks for the information B.P :) :wink:

Dorothy; very impressive, must have taken lots of time, patience, and discipline, in order to learn classical piano...much to be proud of :D

Also appreciate a little bit of (rock) Opera :wink:

https://youtu.be/Y1fiOJDXA-E
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Re: Classical music

Postby dorothy834 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:22 pm

O Shelagh I love that F reddy Murcury it sends shudders down my spine
Thank you...to play a piano is lovely. .but practice when your 13 ..boring :)
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:52 pm

Dorothy, agree, what a great performer Freddie was, a true showman :) :wink:
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Re: Classical music

Postby beardedpapa » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:35 pm

This is another example of Daniel Barenboim conducting the East Western Divan Orchestra, with minimal intervention. Watch the volume towards the end

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_pSJOkmYBA

Hope you enjoy it

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Re: Classical music

Postby dorothy834 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:02 pm

Hi BP being unserious for a moment....
I love Ravel on Toast....OK I'll get me coat..start the engine... :roll: :roll:
thanks for all your musical posts anyway all enjoyable
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:09 pm

Dorothy :D :D :D

B.P. Didn't realise how talented the man is..won awards for just about everything :)
Looking at his profile..has the ability to speaks in several languages, (including Hebrew) would need all those extra skills, as constantly working with the youth from many different countries..
very impressive :D will be watching out for Daniel on the B.B.C. :wink:
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Re: Classical music

Postby Matt » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:25 pm

Shelagh being as Daniel was brought up in Israel from about 10 years of age he would
have had a hard time if he could not read ,write or speak Hebrew :lol: :lol:
He gave a concert on the kibbutz my family lives on.
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:28 pm

Yes, I suppose he would Matt... just reading about him, born in Buenos Aires to Argentinian Jewish parents, gave his first formal performance, at the age of seven, in his hometown Buenos Aires..(clever kid)
Holds citizenship in Argentina, Israel, Palestine, and Spain. Lives in Berlin..students from all over, not surprising Daniel is multilingual - he would need to be :lol:
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Re: Classical music

Postby beardedpapa » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:36 pm

I found this interview with Daniel Barenboim by the late David Frost. Gives a good insight into the man I think

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGRXCXSl9ao&t=714s

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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:33 am

Very informative interview B.P. now have a clearer insight into the man and that very diplomatic persona!
Thanks for posting B.P. :)
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:44 pm

Here is piano piece called Liebestraum, by Hungarian, Franz Liszt 1811 - 1886. Beautifully played by Lang Lang.

https://youtu.be/Hp7OLV9nuk0
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Re: Classical music

Postby beardedpapa » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:02 pm

I have just had my internet connection upgraded to what we call in Australia the National Broadband Network. What it means is much better speeds and higher quality. I am now able to go back and watch most of this music in HD without buffering, the difference is amazing. My download speeds have gone from 1-2mbps to 24 mbps. The definition of the videos is amazing.

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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:16 pm

Glad to hear your connection is much improved, BP. We noticed the difference going from two to thirteen.
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:28 am

Warsaw Concerto..reminds me of a very talented schoolmate, had the abilty to make anything sound wonderful...following piece would be performed on the old school piano, definitely my favourite :D
https://youtu.be/wbb-jozEdUQ
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:35 pm

Such a haunting tune Shelagh, for some reason I always used to get that one mixed up with Rhapsody in Blue. :?

Here is my offering for today, this time it's slightly religious. This is, For unto us a child is born, from, The Messiah. It was written by Georg Friedrich Handel, born in Germany 1685 and died 1759.

https://youtu.be/kQWOP2YbQLg

I saw this in 1981 at the Phil. I went in a pair of Jeans and a Parka because it was just after Xmas and freezing. And there I was sitting in the front row, surrounded by people in evening dress :oops:

It's on every year at the Phil, just after Xmas. If you go, you have to stand up when they sing the Hallelujah chorus. It's believed that this custom was brought about after George 2rd was so moved by the piece, that he stood up and if the king stands, everyone else has to.
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Re: Classical music

Postby beardedpapa » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:41 am

Have a listen to this rendition of a patriotic tune, look at the number of views

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpEWpK_Dl7M

Makes me proud of my heritage

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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:45 pm

Thanks B.P. A number that always goes down well at the proms :)
A few good patriotic's with a decent tune, some dreadful :lol:
I Like the following (not classical) but easy listening!
https://youtu.be/v22SPtCFck8
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Re: Classical music

Postby beardedpapa » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:16 pm

Thanks Shelagh

Wonderful rendition, I believe Judith Durham is still going strong. Whilst I am proud of my British Heritage I am so glad I came to Australia as a 21 year old in 1960 to make a great life for myself. I have never regretted it. That's a bit off topic sorry.

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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:06 am

Two different versions of "Va Pensiero" both different lyrics - both equally dynamic :)

https://youtu.be/xDAqOuvR5YY

https://youtu.be/ahylyKT2HFo
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Re: Classical music

Postby Patricia » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:51 pm

I remember being a member of the Liverpool Junior Philomonic
Society and would frequently attend performances through the
school, where you were introduced to various pieces of
classical music and told about them. Some had very interesting
stories behind the music, i.e: one by Peer Gynt told of gnomes
and goblins and another you were told to listen for the braying
of donkeys all of which held your interest as a child.
I wonder if they performed more of the attached that it would
capture more younger children's attention and thus give them a love
of classical music?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLXwpGCn2KQ
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:40 pm

Enjoyed that Patricia, a little humour added to presentation does no harm at all :wink:
Agree - classical music more acceptable to youngsters when delivered in such a quirky fashion :D
(Typewriter prop, identical to first one I ever owned :lol: )
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Re: Classical music

Postby filsgreen » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:25 am

Here is a version of "I've got a little list" from the Mikado. The libretto was written by WS Gilbert and the music, Arthur Sullivan. This version is performed by Mitchel Butel of the Opera Australia company, playing the character of Nanki Poo. In my opinion it's by far the funniest, some G & S purists contend that they have gone too far, but I like it. It's a tradition that every new production of the Mikado, updates this song's lyrics, to keep them contemporary.

https://youtu.be/1NLV24qTnlg
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Re: Classical music

Postby Shelagh » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:51 am

Phil, That's some list :lol: :lol: :lol:
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