What I'm listening to (classical version)

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby kurt_w » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:53 am

Thanks for posting those -- that's great. I vaguely knew about Ole Bull's coming to America but had no idea he'd lived in Madison, let alone Knapp House (before it was Knapp House). Cool!

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby fennel » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:15 am

I've been listening to portions of 9 Beet Stretch on Radio Boredcast. Eerily beautiful.

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby kurt_w » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:37 pm

Over the course of this weekend I'm listening to the entire cycle of 15 Shostakovich string quartets. Lots of very powerful and dramatic music.

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby kurt_w » Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:55 pm

This video by Salut Salon was circulating all over the web a year ago. It starts out with Vivaldi and evolves through intermediate stages to end up in "Mack the Knife". It's hilarious, and extremely impressive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKezUd_xw20

More of the same -- in this one, they end up with one of the women holding two violins and the other doing the bowing for both:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37uHqbWccY0

Here's a more "serious" performance by Salut Salon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7msSOzj0VA

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby kurt_w » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:40 pm

Listening to Carmina Burana while doing household chores on a Saturday afternoon.

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby massimo » Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:52 pm

Wow, gutsy call, hope you didn't end up breaking too many things or hurting yourself.

I've been mesmerized by Janina Fialkowska's album of Chopin Mazurkas for at least a month. Part of what sets her interpretations apart for me are the lines she carries with her left hand, so I was astounded to learn this about her, just today (from wiki):

"In January 2002, on the eve of a European concert tour encompassing eight countries, Fialkowska’s career was suddenly brought to a halt by the discovery of an aggressive cancerous tumour in her upper left arm. Following the removal of the malignant mass in May 2002, she subsequently underwent an innovative surgical procedure designed to reconstruct the arm that had been rendered almost useless by the excision of the tumour."


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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby kurt_w » Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:49 pm

Hey, thanks for that, massimo. Quite a story.

It's always fascinating to see an athlete or a musician come back after some accident, surgery, or other physical trauma that "ought" to have ended their career. It's a testament to what they learned the first time round -- not technique, but the grit and determination that it took to make it to that level in the first place.

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby Huckleby » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:04 am

I am no classical music guy, but I went through an Erik Satie obsession, as I am want to do with artists I fall in love with. I put up a website to review Satie CDs back in the dawn of internet age. Record companies deluged me with Satie discs. Nobody really understood the internet marketing yet: maybe my tree fort was a thing.

Satie's music is performed by musicians of all genres. His music is its own world.

Of the dozens of piano interpreters, I suggest Ann Quefflec's recordings as a starter. Here's a quick peak at the ole girl:


Anne plays the ubiquitous "Gymnopedies"


I seeded four Satie collections on piratebay last year that I think shine:
https://www.thepiratebay.se/user/Satie_Guy/
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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby Huckleby » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:08 am

PS. I am interested in listening to more classical. I have my shiny new digital radio. WPR is good. Anybody have any favorite digital radio stations?

I'm mostly a jazz junkie, but am looking to swing both ways.

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby Ned Flounders » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 am

Roy wrote:


Um ... OK ... I suppose one could file that under "classical music" ... :?

Meanwhile, looking back up-thread a few years, this performance is most excellent. If anyone hasn't seen Salut Salon, check it out:

kurt_w wrote:

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Re: What I'm listening to (classical version)

Postby Roy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:57 am

Ned Flounders wrote:Um ... OK ... I suppose one could file that under "classical music" ... :?

My apologies. I thought I has put it in the other "What I am listening to" thread.


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