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Who played it the closest to what the composer intended?
In bar 2 treble clef after the triplet there are 2 notes. The 1st note seems like a passing note but what should be the duration of that note since the next note is a minim?
Has anyone noticed when looking for used classical music cds on Amazon that the vendors for most of the listings are always the same few European sellers (Momox Shop, La Librarie de Paris, MovieMars, etc)? I have never bought anything from these folks and also only buy from American outlets such as Half Price Books (we have a brick and mortar location in our community) or more local retailers. Another beef of mine is that used box sets are hard to come by, especially since the pandemic.
Lastly, other than Amazon does anyone know of any other American outlets that sell used classical music on cd online?
George gets a lot of credit for his piano pieces and his orchestral work among classical music fans and he also gets a lot of credit for his musical theatre works among fans of Broadway-type music. But what do classical music people generally think about songs like "Someone to Watch Over Me" or "The Man I Love" or even "I've Got Plenty of Nothing"
Do you enjoy his songs at the same level as his more classical work or is it just not your type of thing?
I have a lot of free time over the summer, and I want to experience more classical music. I am more interested in Opera (Only because this is what I have listened to before), but I am open to any classical recommendations. I have only really listened to opera so far, but I know Classic music has much more to offer and I want to experience that as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j5zY-h7gOg (French here, excuse my quality of language)
Hello everyone! I think that my favorite piece is a romantic one, by Liszt. I love grandiloquence.
What I particularly enjoy is at 13:23, when the ternary, a walzt that turns into a march. And during the march the violins evoke me a nervous wind or water while the brass instruments remind me a march with muscles which muscles that contract.
I would like to know if there were other pieces with such a change of rhythm.
I precise that I learned solfeggio when I was a child but I don't remember anything.
Thank you! :)
An example I can think of is Andre Jolivet "Pastorales de Noel" but I'd love any further suggestions!
I know his first cello concerto is almost a double concerto but still it isn't enough horn
Since I have a great affection on vocal pieces, sometimes I think some opera is musically perfect, but when I try to explain the plot to others, I find it's hard to grab their attention. Wagner, although I don't like it very much, had a great skill on both musical writing and story telling, but, on the contrary, la boheme is musically great, but its story is a little bit boring. For those famous operas, which opera do you think is melodic and beautiful, but has a boring or illogical plot?
Does anyone know where I could get my hands on the sheet music for the solo violin version of Devil's Dance from The Witches of Eastwick by John Williams? Specifically the version that Anne-Sophie Mutter plays on their Vienna album. I've only been able to find the version for violin and piano which was written for Gil Shaham, and is not the same as the orchestral solo version. The recording I'm referring to is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D501lnlL3kk.
Thanks in advance!
Hey, im looking for some of the best chamber pieces to compile into a yt video. Would love for some suggestions!
whats the song that goes badabadabum badabadabum badabadabadabadabum, bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum, badabadabum badabadabum badabadabadabadabum, bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum? its fast paced and on piano
How do you play the semiquavers in this movement? Czerny recommends that they're played quick (like appogiaturas) in his op.500 but the only two pianists I've heard playing them like this are Schiff and Levit, who just both happen to be very unique in their intepretations of Beethoven. (I'm playing this piece for an exam, so a probably more 'conventional' approach is needed).
What are some of your favourite Bach fugues?
This is my first year and I've been really impressed. So far my favorite performances have been the Hamburger Ratsmusik and the unexpectedly amazing Cephale et Procris put on by the Young Artists Training Program. Anybody here and see something that they enjoyed?
Hello everyone. I'm new to Reddit. This is my first post. I converted Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto into a video using Noteperformer and Garritan CFX. On my channel, you can find various classical music pieces like this. All orchestral compositions are created with Noteperformer, while the pianos are mostly done with Garritan CFX. I hope you like it.
Lately I’ve done a lot of listening to recordings featuring the most popular works by WF, CPE, JCF, and JC Bach. Here are my own personal thoughts.
#1 (by a centimeter): Wilhelm Friedemann
The eldest son produced some of the richest, unexpected, forward-thinking, mysterious, and inventive orchestration of the 4 composer brothers. Many of his compositions take a little more time to reflect, ponder, and ask questions than comparable works by his contemporaries. Some melodies embed themselves into the brain almost immediately. Every new piece I listen to fills me with a genuine sense of discovery and satisfaction.
#2 Carl Philipp Emanuel
To me, this brother (the 2nd surviving son of JS Bach) is a close second. Many of his pieces have a more forward momentum than his brothers’. There is a real sense of energy and vigor. He was a master at writing for vocalists and solo instruments, creating truly stunning virtuosic passages for some less favored instruments. I’m not the biggest fan of the flute, yet I find myself truly enjoying the concertos with their equal balance of inventive orchestration and soloist interplay. So many memorable and thrilling works that build on the expert writing of his father. And also say that most of his pieces have the greatest sense of inevitability and resolution. There is a confidence and understanding of composition displayed that only true masters achieve.
#3 Johann Christoph Friedrich
The 5th surviving son is a little hit and miss to listen to. There’s not exactly a wealth of individuality or invention, but rather a keen understanding of the conventions of the times, as well as the foundation his father helped him build. Sometimes I find myself engaged, while other times I drift off during more banal and unmemorable passages. Still not as well known or performed as he should be.
#4 Johann Christian
The youngest of the 11 sons, this man was very highly regarded by Mozart and many of their contemporaries. As Mozart’s primary teacher after Leopold, he apparently was a master and left quite an imprint on Mozart’s style. While listening, I try to keep this information in mind. No matter, I can’t seem to stay engaged at all. I just find the orchestration of most of his compositions to be thin, conventional, expected, bland, and free of true inspiration. Maybe someone can steer me in the direction of one of his compositions I might have missed that may help change my mind?
I’m curious what thoughts some of you may have regarding the talents of the Bach brothers.
I’m listening to Type o negative quite a lot lately and realised that this part (minute 2:40) is almost exactly like the intro to Bach’s Passacaglia in C minor (but in E minor instead). Sorry for this random post no one probably cares about, but maybe there are metalheads here who might appreciate it.
i warn you that the song is a bit extreme.
Looking for some recommendations for choral music that can uplift and inspire with its majestic sounds and create an epic soundscape that embodies the majesty of humanity through the power of voice
Some example include:
Beethoven ending (not ode to joy) from symphony 9
Mahler Gloria sit Patri Domino from symphony 8
Tchaikovsky 1812 overture with choir