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Old 10-16-17, 02:34 PM   #311
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Another diversion from classical music, this time to the great Carlos Gardel, an Argentinian Tango singer ( 1890 -1935 ), one of the most iconic figures in that field. Unmissable really, and there is tons of stuff out by this great artist. Here "Volver", one of his signature songs.
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Old 10-17-17, 04:56 PM   #312
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Mozart's music is one of these inexplicable miracles in music: total sophistication, at the same time full of life, elegance and positive spirit, an inexhaustible inventiveness and a unique distinguishable sound. And these works grow upon you, the longer one knows them the more they reveal their profoundness. Needless to say that the interpretation of his works is generally considered a most testing task amongst musicians.
Here is a legendary recording that has never been bettered: the Vienna Philharmonic and Carlos Kleiber with Symphony Nr. 36 in C major.
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The last movement of Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique", his symphony Nr.6, is one of the most tragic finales of any symphonic work. And of course it needs to be performed with a near crazy searing intensity, which peaks from 8.15min. on. Also that second theme from 3.35 min. is of heartbreaking intensity.
A disturbing piece of music.
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Old 10-19-17, 04:10 PM   #314
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This music evokes a long gone past: the time in Austria/Hungary before First World War. And if one opens one's ears ( and heart ) then one can only marvel at the charme and beauty of this music. Here is a superlative version of "Tales from the Vienna Forest" with H.von Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic. Nostalgia pure. And it comes in LP sound, which is vastly superior to CD or other compressed files.
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Old 10-22-17, 05:31 PM   #315
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The endings of Mahler's 8th and 9th symphony could not be more different:

Nr. 8 finishes in the most triumphant way any symphony has ever ended.

Nr. 9 is the complete and extreme opposite: the music becomes gradually silence. A deeply moving and also disturbing ending.

When Claudio Abbado conducted Nr. 9 in Luzern, the audience would not applaud after the last note for a whole minute.
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Old 10-27-17, 06:24 AM   #316
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Scaramouche is a cool Suite in 3 movements for 2 pianos by French composer Darius Milhaud ( 1892-1974 ).
The 3rd part 'Brasileira" is extremely infectious, irresistible. One of my favourite pieces of music. Here is a version with percussion !
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Old 10-28-17, 04:52 PM   #317
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There is no more heartfelt music than by Robert Schumann ( 1810-1856 ), who spent the last years of his life in an asylum due to an over the years worsening mental condition.
Here an iconic work of this very special composer:
the song "Mondnacht" ( night of the moon )

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It was as though the sky
had silently kissed the earth,
so that it now had to dream of sky
in shimmers of flowers.

The air went through the fields,
the corn-ears leaned heavy down
the woods swished softly—
so clear with stars was the night

And my soul stretched
its wings out wide,
flew through the silent lands
as though it were flying home.
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Old 10-29-17, 04:55 PM   #318
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Cows like music.
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Old 10-30-17, 06:45 PM   #319
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One of my favourites in choral singing. The beauty of these voices is exquisite. It is a church choir from Moscow, their singing was used in the US film "Hail, Cesar".
These 2 minutes are very special to me.
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"Silence is very important. The silence between the notes are as important as the notes themselves." Mozart
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