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Old 06-19-13, 08:00 PM   #221
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Default The other thread

For all classical music ( and a bit film ) buffs out there who haven't realized: there is a very similar thread going under: https://www.takethislife.com/depressi...al-fare-80411/
The lugubrious title "depressing music-movies " is a red herring. Here you find similar gems than on this thread,with a slight leaning towards dignified melancholy.
In case you like this thread check the other one out as well.
And postings are always welcome ,but please spare us and me here from commercial pop/rock music,there are plenty of threads for that. Anything else goes.
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Old 06-20-13, 12:16 AM   #222
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Default Dissonances

The so called 'Dissonanzen Quartett' KV 465 by Mozart has the most unusual opening of all string quartets from the classical period. Until 2.10
it almost sounds like Mozart lets his guard down here and shows a rather disturbed side of himself before going on with the immaculate business of writing an almost absurdly balanced movement. There is the odd 'disturbance' later,it can be traced through the whole 1st movement,particularly in the unsettled development section. ( 7.10--8.38 ) And when at 8.40 the main theme comes back it makes total sense,the serene beauty of it against the backdrop of what happened before.
There are myriads of miraculous moments ,eg, 9.25 --9.36 : those comments of the cello alone... enough talking.
One of his most profound works for String Quartet and one of the miracles of string quartet writing.
The whole Quartet is on this video clip,performed by the superb Austrian Hagen Quartet.
31.57 minutes long ,time well spent !
Mozart Haydn Quartet No 19 K 465 Dissonance Hagen Quartet - YouTube

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Old 06-22-13, 07:19 AM   #223
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Default Polka

Bedrich Smetana ,the great Czech composer did not write any notable large scale works for piano.BUT,and that is a big but:
his Polkas are little,largely undiscovered gems.
Here is one of of these wonderfully imaginative works.
Rudolf Firkusny plays Smetana "Slepi?ka" - YouTube
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Default Hallelujah

No words needed for that masterpiece.
Nice to come back home to this from time to time.
As Trevor Pinnock mentions in the short clip: "and all of this in less time that it takes to boil an egg !".
Hallelujah-Messiah , Haendel - YouTube
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Old 06-28-13, 06:08 AM   #225
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Default Henry Purcell

The amazing Kathleen Battle in a Salzburg Festival live recital from 1987.
Purcell was a highly original and individual voice amongst the composers of the Baroque era. I particularly recommend "Dido and Aeneas" ,which is considered by many as his masterpiece.
His music has the lightness and joyfulness of Haendel but quite often expressive,slightly dark and melancholic undertones.
Very special.

Here come 3 delightful arias.
Kathleen Battle - 3 Songs by Henry Purcell - Salzburg Festival 1987 - YouTube
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Old 06-30-13, 08:07 PM   #226
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Default Josef Hofmann

Josef Hofmann is considered by many experts and pianists as the greatest pianist ever.
I would definitely agree to that.
In question of technique and beauty of sound he has hardly any equals.
Here is a truly unbelievable recording from 1916 ( ! ).
This is piano playing of the highest order. I do not know of any contemporary pianist who has this combination of techniques ,sound and style.
No more words needed,here for yourself.
Liszt Venezia e Napoli (abr) Josef Hofmann Rec1916 - YouTube
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Old 06-30-13, 08:29 PM   #227
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Default PS Josef Hoffman

Here is a rare video of the master.
Again: the sound he creates is terrific ,no banging here,but glorious
warm and blooming piano playing.
Josef Hofmann Rachmaninov Prelude in Cis-Moll.flv - YouTube
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Im back for a short reprieve!!!!!!! :D


Thank you dear Mozart for keeping this thread going; God knows my soul could use some uplifting!!

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Default Comedian Harmonists

especially for strawberry bitch:

The Comedian Harmonists - Strauss: Perpetuum Mobile - YouTube
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Comedian Harmonists - Veronika, der Lenz ist da - YouTube



PS The second song is in German,here is the translation:

Veronika, spring has arrived,
The girls are singing tralala,
All the world is like bewitched,
Veronika, the asparagus is growing,
Oh my Veronika, the world is green,
So let's go wandering into the forests.
Even the grandfather says to the grandmother:
Veronika, spring has arrived.

Girl is laughing, lad is talking,
Young lady, do you want to or don't you,
Outside we have spring,
The poet Otto Light
Now thinks that it's his duty,
He writes this poem:

Veronika, ....

They shall rejoice, spring has arrived,
All the world is like bewitched,
Veronika, the asparagus is growing,
O Veronika
Oh my Veronika, the world is green,
So let's go wandering into the forests.
Even dear, good, old grandfather,
Says to dear, good, old grandmother:
Veronika, spring has arrived.
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danke liebe,Mozart !!!!! :)


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