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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#341  Postby arugula2 » Aug 13, 2019 9:47 pm

Bach - cello suites.
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Pablo Casals (recorded 1936-1939). Unsurpassed. Feeling and conviction. Every gesture is persuasive. Lives and breathes them.
(Youtube) Suite 1 Suite 2 Suite 3 Suite 4 Suite 5 Suite 6

There are many interesting recordings, among them Jian Wang (2005), Anner Bylsma (1992), Edgar Meyer on double bass (suites 1, 2, & 5; 2000). Nikolaus Harnoncourt is more famous as a conductor, but he took a stab for Teldec's complete-Bach set (playlist here).

The suites are superbly suited to viola. Currently in love with Helen Callus's confident turn (playlist here). A sample... suite 4, prelude:

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Re: Music better than Nirvana's Teen Spirit thingy

#342  Postby Hermit » Feb 08, 2020 5:21 am

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Re: Music better than Nirvana's Teen Spirit thingy

#343  Postby jamest » Feb 08, 2020 5:29 am

Too heavy/dour. Too long. Too organ-y. Too much.

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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#344  Postby arugula2 » Feb 10, 2020 7:34 pm

Bach - WTC book 1, prelude 2.
1) Triplets of Belleville on a bicycle tire (@ 2:17).
2) Ralph Kirkpatrick on clavichord.


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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#345  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 10, 2020 8:14 pm

I'm glad it finally came in at the very end, was getting annoyed to heck I couldn't recognize a Bach piece I know so well :lol:
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#346  Postby arugula2 » Feb 22, 2020 9:37 pm

Here's another one for ya.
Bach: WTC book 1, prelude 1/ Gounod: "Ave Maria". McFerrin + audience.



It's a nice space, but wouldn't I love to have been in the crowd in this version - in the rain. :)
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#347  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 23, 2020 2:10 am

My jaw dropped when he started doing the prelude :lol:

So I'm assuming the Gounod was made to go over it? It sounds a little wonky at some parts towards the end, but for the most part seems like they were made to go together. Or maybe that's just a consequence of them being in the same key, the Bach piece being specifically about practicing in keys? (Apologies if this sounds dumb, my academic-technical knowledge of music ain't so hot)
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#348  Postby arugula2 » Feb 23, 2020 6:20 am

Yep, Gounod built his piece on top of the prelude. :thumbup:
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#349  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 23, 2020 3:16 pm

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#350  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 23, 2020 3:22 pm

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#351  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 24, 2020 8:25 pm

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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#352  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 28, 2020 6:27 pm

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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#353  Postby aufbahrung » Feb 28, 2020 7:09 pm



Boxed Stravinsky on random, improves the news no end.
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#354  Postby SafeAsMilk » Feb 28, 2020 9:07 pm

For some reason the mention of Stravinsky always makes me want to listen to Frank Zappa more than Stravinsky.
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