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

#41  Postby THWOTH » Apr 07, 2011 10:43 pm

What great intonation that young fellow has, even if the colour of his voice is unusual - a better term would be 'unique.' The melismas at around 2:15 and 3:30 in the Mozart are quite strange in a way, but only because they are not what one would normally expect for the material. He does have a cracking high C though which he pops in twice with what can only be described as aplomb. I'm now clicking through the other stuff on Youtube - cheers for that BS. :D :thumbup:
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#42  Postby THWOTH » Apr 16, 2011 10:25 pm

Two very different interpretations of Dido's Lament.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gyQWW_OC_4[/youtube]


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_50zj7J50U[/youtube]
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#43  Postby Kazaman » May 09, 2011 5:54 pm

Here are some of my favourite from various time periods:

Baroque

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc3KqrKNNck[/youtube]

I love Bach's Italian Concerto. It is so lively and sensual! Of course, I chose Gould as a performer because his touch and control are unmatched. Richter's recording is great (and I reccomend it), but it lacks some of the fire and certainly much of the killer precision of Gould's. This video skips some of the second movement, in case anyone gets confused over that.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMlxM69ZJFA[/youtube]

The Largo from Handel's Xerxes is extremely beautiful. I have a piano transcription of it which I play it every so often.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcsRl_LIJHA[/youtube]

I love many of Scarlatti's sonatas, but I epscially love the Sonata K141 in D minor.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtAVFbznfl8[/youtube]

Lastly, here's Gould again with Bach's G minor Concerto, BWV 1058.

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Classical

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey2SHijm9fk[/youtube]

This is an excerpt from the documentary The Last Romantic, which was filmed in Horowitz's living room. It explores his past and his repertoire. In this snippet, he plays Mozart's Sonata in C major, K330. The actual playing begins at 3:50 and continues into the third part. I picked this rather than the recording in the concert hall because you can hear every note much more clearly here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiWFVpcB2qY[/youtube]

Next up is Haydn's Sonata in D major, Hob XVI: 37. I picked little Aaron Kurz (although he's a few years older, now) as a performer because he is superb, one of the most superb young pianists I've found online.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NjTYe_dBlg[/youtube]

This is Glenn Gould (again) playing Beethoven's first piano concerto. If you continue to part two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ObXmnpGW9M), you'll hear him play his very own cadenza: a fugue using the thematic material from the first movement. Unfortunately, I cannot find anything apart from the first movement from Gould on Youtube.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM-0Q8QoqKg[/youtube]

Here, Richter plays Mozart's D minor concerto. I've never heard a better recording of it.

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Romantic

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ea-Ceh6gZI[/youtube]

I'll start with a later Beethoven composition as a transition piece. Here's the Hammerklavier Sonata, Op 106 in B-flat major, interpreted by the dazzling Valentina Lisitsa.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYG-Q-TlC8E[/youtube]

Chopin is my absolute favourite composer, and his B-flat minor sonata is one of my favourite compositions of his. Horowitz is at the White House in this video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVyhxOvuSJg[/youtube]

Schubert's sonatas hold a special place in my heart. I've learned the G major D894 and this one, the A major. D664 Richter has the best recordings by far.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFUlvEilmJo[/youtube]

Some Chopin etudes played by Rubinstein. I own and love each and every one of the twenty-seven.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No6IY5FqSvY[/youtube]

I don't normally like Liszt, but this Polonaise in E major is one of the exceptions. Cziffra does a wonderful job.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUkSqqwU1LU[/youtube]

Rach 3 is one of my favourite concerti. Argerich always rocks the con fuoco passages, so I chose her recording.

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Modern

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf2HXNuUgXk[/youtube]

I was only recently introduced to Gershwin's music, and I fell in love. His use of jazz and ragtime in traditionally formed pieces is simply genius. Here's Richter with Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F major.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMAtL7n_-rc[/youtube]

Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag, allegedly played by Scott Joplin (not quite sure about that, but whoever it is does a nice job).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-MJPjQFnH8[/youtube]

Lastly, and perhaps most surprisingly, Billy Joel's Invention in C minor performed by Richard Joo (Billy claims not to be able to play it properly). It starts at 1:10.

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Those were some of my favourites. I could have listed about a dozen more Chopin pieces, just to give you a glimpse into my obsession. :lol:
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#44  Postby THWOTH » May 09, 2011 6:07 pm

Conspicuous pianistic virtuosity form Richter, Argerich, Rubenstein, Gould, Horowitz - blimey! What a glorious surfeit of joy. ;) I feel we need an bit of an post-recital musical sorbet after that...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUfZeag_28g[/youtube]

Hope that's not too jazzy for the thread. :D
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#45  Postby Kazaman » May 09, 2011 6:10 pm

Ah! I've seen this video before. :D She plays the melody to the Aria very soothingly, and, dare I say it, I would welcome her improvsations alongside Bach's variations.
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#46  Postby THWOTH » May 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Ms Montero has a very great facility for the technical and emotional challenges of the romantic repertoire for her instrument, a fact often overshadowed by her legendary ability to make shit up as she goes along. :D Here's Chopin's Nocturne in C minor Op. 48, Nº1 - if one fishes around a bit pretty much the whole of the gig available on youtube in one form or another.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4xyhA2pzdA[/youtube]

What a way to start a concert eh?
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#47  Postby Seabass » May 09, 2011 8:48 pm

A baroque thread with no Buxtehude? What the fugue is going on here?!


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

#48  Postby BrandySpears » May 09, 2011 9:21 pm

Very nice Buxtehude. The Prelude could be renamed "Chaconne".
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#49  Postby atrasicarius » May 09, 2011 9:33 pm

This thread needs moar Gustav Holst:
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Also, Beethoven.
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#50  Postby THWOTH » May 10, 2011 12:47 am

I have spent many happy times in Lübeck and have enjoyed Buxtehude at the Mariners Church where he was kapelmeister.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8flcec2YO_k[/youtube]
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#51  Postby THWOTH » May 10, 2011 1:06 pm

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

#52  Postby tuco » May 11, 2011 6:29 pm

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

#53  Postby BrandySpears » May 11, 2011 7:47 pm

Buxtehude abendmusik - an evening church opera/oratorio. The music that caused young Bach to travel to hear old man Buxtehude.
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#54  Postby BrandySpears » May 11, 2011 7:52 pm

Organ playing he said, "...is nothing remarkable..., all one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself." - JS Bach
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#55  Postby THWOTH » May 11, 2011 8:20 pm

wikipedia wrote:His post in the free Imperial city of Lübeck afforded him considerable latitude in his musical career, and his autonomy was a model for the careers of later Baroque masters such as George Frideric Handel, Johann Mattheson, Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach. In 1673 he reorganized a series of evening musical performances, initiated by Tunder, known as Abendmusik, which attracted musicians from diverse places and remained a feature of the church until 1810. In 1703, Handel and Mattheson both traveled to meet Buxtehude. Buxtehude was old, and ready to retire, by the time he met them. He offered his position in Lübeck to Handel and Mattheson but stipulated that the organist who ascended to it must marry his eldest daughter, Anna Margareta. Both Handel and Mattheson turned the offer down and left the day after their arrival."

Guessing his daughte3r was not much of a looker. She was still unwed when Bach arrived in 1705.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F86KI_VJPEQ[/youtube]

youtube blurb wrote:Liuwe Tamminga at the Otto Diderich Richborn organ (1723) of the San Juan Bautista church in La Orotava (Tenerife)

DISPOSITION OF THE ORGAN
Gedackt 8'
Principal 4'
Floit 4'
Quinte 3'
Oktav 2'
Sesquialtra II
Mixtur III
Dulcian 8'

Unequal temperament
Pitch: la3=465 hz.

That's one sparkly organ.
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#56  Postby BrandySpears » May 11, 2011 8:49 pm

Handel was probably more interested in traveling to Italy for the castrati:)
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Re: Early, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music

#57  Postby Seabass » May 11, 2011 11:38 pm

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

#58  Postby THWOTH » May 12, 2011 1:27 am

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

#59  Postby tuco » May 14, 2011 10:27 pm

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

#60  Postby tuco » May 15, 2011 10:26 pm

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