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Old 03-21-13, 02:54 PM   #131
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Well,harrumph,this is the Ouverture of my "The Magic Flute". Yeah, not a bad version,and it's not a bad piece either.

Swingle Singers - Die Zauberflöte - YouTube
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Old 03-24-13, 09:26 PM   #132
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That Ouverture exemplifies Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Played by the orchestra of the city Mendelssohn was most associated with,the wonderful and quite incomparable Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.They certainly know how to play this fickle music in the right style,without too much open bravado ,but with sensibility and dignity. This must be one of the most beautiful orchestra works ever composed.So sit down and take the 12.47 as a whole,no fiddling with anything,lean back and enjoy ! DJ Mozart
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997) - YouTube
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Old 03-25-13, 01:51 AM   #133
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Isaac Albeniz was one of Spain's most prominet composers . With his 12 piece piano suite "Iberia" he has written one of 20 century's most colorful and virtousic cycles depicting life on Spain. The most stunning of all these pieces is "Lavapies",and it is hair raisingly difficult to play . A noisy ,crazy voyage through a working class quarter in Madrid. A wonderful image of life in its most extrovert form,perfect for the "inspiring music" section. With compliments from your DJ Mozart.
Albéniz: Iberia - Book 3: Lavapiés - YouTube
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Yikes!!! Woooo hoooo, this is just as you describe it and then some! What a great change from what we often think of as classical piano; fresh and unique.

It does sound difficult to play, though I'm no pianist...still I think it sounds hard. How does a person play all those keys at one time?

My cat even likes it! Meeeowww!
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It is as hard as hell, I nearly despaired over it.And I swallowed ,performed and recorded quite with ease "Gaspard de la Nuit " by Ravel ,which is considered one the hardest pieces ever written for the instrument.But Albeniz managed to intrinsically weave both hands into each other, its really nearly unplayable,MUCH harder than it sounds. But what drove me was that I wanted to play that tune starting at 1.34 so desperately that I pursued. The other 11 works of this cycle are also gorgeous,some also very tricky. The link with Hamelin as a performer is OK ,but the best recording is with Alicia de Larrocha,but couldn't get it in a single clip from you tube.

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Here is the great Alicia de Larrocha live with "Triana" ,another quite hairy piece from that cycle .She plays it with ease and charme,faultless,and a glorious meaty sound !!
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Default L'Enfant et les sortilèges

Well, I have a thing with Ravel.Always had.Here is the opening of one of his 2 operas,L'enfant et les sortilèges, unbelievably charming and special. As the you tube user described it perfectly: It's about a rude child who gets scolded by his mother then goes about throwing a tantrum and destroying stuff in the room. Then the stuff comes to life...........and eats his soul. The actual opera starts at 1.53.
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Simon Rattle, BPO - Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges - YouTube
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Sometimes I am adding snippets of films which I like.So music lovers ,just fast forward. Now to some news:
Germans actually have humour. One of their best comedians is a guy called Loriot.
Here is a sketch, no language knowledge needed. " The sketch is called:
"the picture is crooked ".
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Default Ravel slow movement of Concerto in G

This is quite simply the most enchanting slow movement of all piano concertos. Probably one of the most exquisite pieces of music ever written.Composed by the great Maurice Ravel. Take the time for the whole 9.23,you won't regret it.
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