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|Oct-19-11|| ||whiteshark: As anybody who has ever visited a Hungarian coffee house can confirm, as soon as you pay the fiddler, the music stops.|
|May-18-12|| ||DanielBryant: Perhaps the music discussion could be moved here?|
|May-18-12|| ||King Death: Since I was the first one that suggested moving tunes back to this page maybe I should be the first one to put up one with the Doors "Break On Through":|
|Jun-07-12|| ||TiburcioTinio: Chess, tomislav, tomismusic, has the power to make men happy.|
|Oct-22-12|| ||OhioChessFan: What I listened to yesterday and today:
Brahm's Symphony No. 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvcg...
|Oct-22-12|| ||micartouse: <OhioChessFan> I second that! Do you by any chance have a favorite of his 4 symphonies?|
My favorite is the one you linked to - I am completely hypnotized by the 3rd movement.
|Oct-22-12|| ||OhioChessFan: I am really a beginner in classical music, so I don't pretend to have any great revelations. About a year ago I began getting CD's from the library and just listening. I've done a little reading, maybe 3 books and a lot of online stuff, but mostly I just listen to enjoy it. I would have to go back and listen to the other symphonies at the same time to have a strong opinion on which I liked the best. |
As for composers, Bach is way ahead of anyone else for me. There is a sense of balance and logic and just plain listenableness that appeals to me. Rachmaninoff is another favorite. I get a sense of power in his music. Beethoven also, I love the depth, and symphonies are my favorite type of works, and he excels there. Handel and Purcell and Haydn and so many others. I like Mozart of course, but he seems a bit unsubstantial. I know this is all over the map. I guess if I had to choose to listen to either Bach or everyone else, I'd choose Bach.
|Oct-22-12|| ||micartouse: <OCF> I agree with so much of your post. The dark heavy sound of Rachmaninoff and Beethoven is compelling, and Mozart is only appealing to me when he writes big deep music (like the masses or late symphonies) - I don't care for the light stuff. Bach is crazy! He almost sounds like an early 20th century composer with how intricate his counterpoint gets. I am not an experienced listener either - I remember really enjoying the first year of classical listening; each piece is like a world to travel in. Haven't listened to classical much the last seven years or so though - will probably get back into it sometime.|
|Oct-22-12|| ||cro777: The eyes of the old organist searched the stranger's face. |
"Are you Mendelssohn?" he asked in amazement.
"Yes, that is my name," replied the stranger.
The Master Musician is able to produce a divine and heavenly music that will enchant and thrill.
(Dubrovnik International Opera Festival, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: "Elias - Zion streckt ihre hande aus" --- Elias, is an oratorio written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1846 which depicts various events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah. " Zion spreadeth her hands for aid, and there is neither help nor comfort").
Tomislav Music (born 1981) is a member of the Chess Club "Dubrovnik". His current FIDE rating is 2038.
According to CNNGo, Dubrovnik, Croatia is among the 10 best medieval walled cities in the world.
|Dec-14-12|| ||Thorski: <OCF: ... Bach ...> Though no longer updated, the following site is a great resource: http://www.jsbach.org/|
Among other things you'll find a vast database of personal (and mostly insightful) reviews of extant recorded works, sorted by BWV. Much of the music is available through the streaming service Spotify, which paired with this information would let you explore Bach's potentially overwhelming oeuvre in a meaningful way.
I also recommend The Teaching Company's wonderful 32-part lecture series entitled "Bach and the High Baroque":
... that is, provided you can stomach the professor's braying enthusiasm and folksy, somewhat repetitive style (though you've got to love him for calling Vivaldi the Britney Spears of the Baroque era).
And you're probably familiar with Joshua Bell's rush-hour busking stunt, featuring the stunning Chaconne from Bach's Partita in D-minor (check out Julia Fischer and Nathan Milstein for great performances). The resultant Washington Post article is delightful: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...
I agree Rachmaninov (and perhaps Romantic era composers more generally, especially the Russian ones) offers a denser, more substantial musical experience than Mozart, though the latter is rarely matched (except by Bach ;)) for sheer crystalline brilliance. And if Mozart's music can seem juvenile (e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leck_m...), we have to keep in mind that he died a young man.
Which books did you get?
|Apr-12-13|| ||Stonehenge: The Moldau by Smetana is beautiful:
|Dec-31-13|| ||OhioChessFan: Haydn-Symphony 94
|Jan-01-14|| ||whiteshark: Edvard Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite, <Morning mood> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdF9...|
Happy New Year 2014 to everyone!
|Jan-01-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Interestingly enough, I just got a CD from the library with 8 songs on it. I posted on the 31st the song I'd just listened to. I happened to notice today that the Peer Gynt Suite is also on that same CD.|
|Jan-02-14|| ||whiteshark: <OCF> What a remarkable coincidence! nice :)|
|Jan-08-14|| ||diceman: <OhioChessFan: What I listened to yesterday and today:>|
I listened to this:
...until I fell asleep!
|Jan-17-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Brahms can be a bit ponderous, but this is magnificent:|
Third Symphony in F Major, Allegro
|Jan-20-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Light, airy, deep, foreboding, this is all over the place.|
Shostakovich Symphony 15 in A Major:
|Jan-20-14|| ||Stonehenge: The first minute of this is awesome:
|Feb-09-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Rachmaninov-Symphony No. 2
|Feb-09-14|| ||OhioChessFan: Purcell Birthday Ode for Queen Mary 2
|Feb-11-14|| ||OhioChessFan: I was not familiar with this composer, but a nice symphony I have just finished listening to:|
Arthur Honegger-Symphoney No. 4-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsgb...
|Mar-25-14|| ||Stonehenge: The great Marcel Ponseele on oboe:
|Apr-18-14|| ||Stonehenge: Kommt, eilet und laufet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter...)|
|Oct-31-14|| ||Stonehenge: A bit of Schubert (nevermind the few bars of Brahms in the beginning):|
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