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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3330 on: March 03, 2018, 11:37:50 PM »


Oooh, some Brass Rock! Nice. A genre that really needs to become a thing again!

Anyway, this song has been my obsession this afternoon for some reason. lol:


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3331 on: March 04, 2018, 02:48:21 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3332 on: March 04, 2018, 03:34:53 PM »
I'm just a student of the game that they taught me.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3333 on: March 05, 2018, 04:17:21 AM »

Mmm. So good. When people think of a Requiem, their minds automatically go to Mozart, but I think people should give Faure's Requiem a try, too.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3334 on: March 05, 2018, 11:56:04 PM »
Thank you for that Harmonie. 

In truth I am not big on Requiems  on account of the theme being for the dead.  Your video had links that led to links that led me to this one in Jerusalem.  This one is happier.  It has small but important woodwind passages too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ncPSxdiHVo....Sleeping beauty is not dead just sleeping. Enjoy.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3335 on: March 06, 2018, 02:40:11 AM »
Ah, but it is death in a Christian sense. Faure's Requiem is very noted for having more 'happy' sections. I actually posted one of the less mentioned movements.

Personally, I like dark stuff, and Faure's Requiem switches between sounding very dark, and then happy, or at peace. It ends on a happy note, probably the most noted movement:


And listen to that melody that starts off this movement:


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3336 on: March 06, 2018, 05:12:29 AM »
Ah, but it is death in a Christian sense. Faure's Requiem is very noted for having more 'happy' sections. I actually posted one of the less mentioned movements.

Personally, I like dark stuff, and Faure's Requiem switches between sounding very dark, and then happy, or at peace. It ends on a happy note, probably the most noted movement:


And listen to that melody that starts off this movement:


I agree with you about the Faure Requiem. It's much less serious than the Brahms Deutsches Requiem, which I also love very much.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3337 on: March 06, 2018, 05:21:30 AM »
My Wave by Soundgarden. I find that song oddly relaxing.
 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3338 on: March 07, 2018, 03:00:47 AM »
Harmonie, here is one that more nearly conforms to my own tastes. This composition has important woodwind components that you might notice.   I hope that you will have the opportunity to play with an orchestra as famous and competent as this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i1mI-P9Z3s

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3339 on: March 07, 2018, 02:06:45 PM »
I'm wishing that Phil Lynot had stuck around a little longer.


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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3340 on: March 08, 2018, 02:51:12 AM »
I think I might've overdosed on Les Claypool tonight. Very strange music but quite satisfying.
 

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3341 on: March 08, 2018, 04:50:01 AM »
@Icarus: Thanks, but I've given up on being a professional musician. I'm just not fit for it. Musicology is my area, with perhaps a community orchestra on the side.

Anyway, thanks to recent discussion on Stravinsky I was reminded of this little gem:


An opening woodwind fugue starting with my own beloved instrument is super cool. Funny how it just screams Neo-Classical using a Baroque form, but with the odd twentieth-century harmony. Even the interplay between the instruments sounds Baroque-like, even though the harmony is so NOT Baroque. lol

The interplay continuing in the background once the chorus takes over is also very cool and reminds me a lot of the great J.S. Bach.

I'm actually listening to this, not just posting about it. I promise.  :lol:

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3342 on: March 08, 2018, 06:15:03 AM »
@Icarus: Thanks, but I've given up on being a professional musician. I'm just not fit for it. Musicology is my area, with perhaps a community orchestra on the side.

Anyway, thanks to recent discussion on Stravinsky I was reminded of this little gem:


An opening woodwind fugue starting with my own beloved instrument is super cool. Funny how it just screams Neo-Classical using a Baroque form, but with the odd twentieth-century harmony. Even the interplay between the instruments sounds Baroque-like, even though the harmony is so NOT Baroque. lol

The interplay continuing in the background once the chorus takes over is also very cool and reminds me a lot of the great J.S. Bach.

I'm actually listening to this, not just posting about it. I promise.  :lol:

Harmonie, we have similar taste, it seems. I adore Stravinsky. Can you imagine being there at the first performance of the Rite in 1913, when the audience rioted? One thing I admire about him was also seen in Picasso's work. Neither of them stuck to a style when it became popular, but were never afraid to go off in new directions, regardless of public response. Stravinsky could have gone on composing spectacular pieces like The Rite of Spring, Petrouchka, and Firebird for the rest of his life, but he then went on to compose dryer serial and neoclassical works that were at first more difficult to appreciate by his fans.

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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3343 on: March 09, 2018, 01:38:23 AM »
The soundtrack from Strictly Ballroom.  Currently:
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Re: What are you listening to?
« Reply #3344 on: March 14, 2018, 02:12:36 AM »
Wanna see and hear some happy people play just because they like to play......This is the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra doing a flash mob gig for fun.  They are better than merely good musicians.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmVRKwScVKM