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Old 01-03-13, 11:28 PM   #21
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I do not really know why this one ultra rare recording of 1950 haunts me that much.
Well,its 3 pianos and an orchestra and its by the greatest Genius of them all, Johann Sebastian Bach. The whole work is a miraculous masterpiece,this particular version a truly magnificient version and it still grows every time I listen to it.
For that man alone I probably could never succeed throwing myself off a cliff ( though having reasons for doing so ) as in the last second before the jump I just know I would be reminded of that concerto and then I would have to back and listen once more...

Bach / Hoffman, Drzewiecki, Ekier, 1950: Concerto for Three Pianos in C major, BWV 1064 - YouTube
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Old 01-04-13, 02:41 AM   #22
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Thanks, I'm hanging in there I guess. Music helps

I see why you like it so much. The best way I can describe it is "eargasmic." I feel close to the same way about this piece, especially this movement
Bloch- Piano Quintet No. 1 (1/5) - YouTube
It's a bit different, but it just gets to me. Probably my favorite classical piece of music
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Old 01-04-13, 05:37 PM   #23
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Amazing. That is one of the darkest piano Quintets I have ever come across.
I will have to listen to the whole work now, many thanks for posting this !
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Old 01-05-13, 02:48 PM   #24
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Schubert's song cycle "Die schoene Muellerin" is one of his most sublime works. Here is the magical last song "Der Baches Wiegenlied" ( The Brook's Lullaby )sung by legendary Fritz Wunderlich.

Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - "Des Baches Wiegenlied", Fritz Wunderlich - YouTube

The words in English:


Good rest, good rest,
Close your eyes!
Wanderer, tired one, you are home.
Fidelity is here,
You shall lie by me,
Until the sea drinks the brooklet dry.

I will bed you cool
On a soft pillow,
In the blue crystal room,
Come, come,
Whatever can lull,
rock and lap my boy to sleep!

When a hunting-horn sounds
From the green forest,
I will roar and rush around you.
Don't look in,
Blue flowerets!
You make my sleeper's dreams so troubled!

Away, away
From the mill-path,
Away, away,
hateful girl!
That your shadow might not wake him.
Throw in to me
Your fine handkerchief,
That I may cover his eyes with it!

Good night, good night,
Until all awake,
Sleep out your joy, sleep out your pain!
The full moon climbs,
The mist fades away,
and the heavens above, how wide they are!
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Old 01-05-13, 05:55 PM   #25
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Apart from the previously mentioned Bach concerto for 3 pianos there is one more interpretation of a song that has lifesaving qualities for me:

Kathleen Battle singing in 1987 3 sprituals as encores at Salzburg Festival,and its Nr.2 that's the special one : found when scrolling forward to 4:30.
Accompanied by James Levine.

Kathleen Battle - 3 Spirituals (Encores) - Salzburg Festival 1987 - YouTube
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Old 01-06-13, 03:27 PM   #26
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Her voice is amazing, I'm usually not a big fan of that kind of music but that was great, especially Witness. The Schubert piece was beautiful too
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Old 01-06-13, 07:00 PM   #27
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Same here,I am not into gospels or jazzy blues or whatever except Gershwin,whose nifty,concentrated and extremely personal style I adore .
But Battle sings here with a freshness, a beautiful crisp voice if there ever was one ,and then one gets those cool side kicks from Levine on the piano....
Iresistible, in small doses for me though,hence my focus on Nr.2.
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Old 01-06-13, 07:05 PM   #28
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Kathleen Ferrier. No explanation necessary.
Just listen,it's just a modest Irish folk song.

Kathleen Ferrier, Phyllis Spurr, 1950: Down By The Sally Gardens (Irish Country Song) - YouTube
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Old 01-08-13, 10:39 PM   #29
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Bernstein conducts Mahler 9th ending - YouTube
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Old 01-08-13, 10:51 PM   #30
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After the performance of Mahler 9 in Lucerne there was a nearly one minute silence after the last note being played ,but see for yourself.

Mahler 9th Symphony - Lucerne Festival Orchestra - Claudio Abbado 6/6 - YouTube
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