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post #1756 of 9020
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All mussed up... he looks like he's fresh from a barroom brawl

He doesn't look like he'd be up to much in scrap to be honest. 

 

If it was me i'd aim for his fingers, he would run a mile! ;) 


Edited by magiccabbage - 4/25/14 at 1:09pm
post #1757 of 9020

whatever his looks, he's a great Bach interpreter..

post #1758 of 9020
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whatever his looks, he's a great Bach interpreter..

Yup he is that. Plus its always the record company that play on young performers 'looks' to sell records.  

 

But at the same time they must - MUST know that it's a massive turn off for serious classical collectors... I was even embarrassed downloading my copy of his keyboard concertos hahaha  

post #1759 of 9020
I know I'd never buy that DVD!

Does he perform shirtless, ala Fabio?
post #1760 of 9020
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I know I'd never buy that DVD!

Does he perform shirtless, ala Fabio?

haha dancing ladies in the 'bach'round  

 

(see what I did there... oh nevermind :)

post #1761 of 9020
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If you're ever in Los Angeles, you're welcome to come by for a visit to watch an opera or see a symphony on my projection video system.

 

Perhaps someday.I've been trying to get out to the west coast for years.

I'd be very curious indeed to see you're home system.

 

I'll be in Tokyo for the next three months. You are welcome to come visit my tiny, God-awful room and listen to headphones while looking at my computer screen.:D 

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For those of you into these sorts of things, Here are two disks I've been enjoying a good bit:

 

 

 

 

Maybe Ferneyhough's best recording.

Big fun at parties too!

Maybe line dancing even:angry_face:....

 

AND:

 

 

 

 

Just Beautiful.

post #1763 of 9020

Oh lord, I eargasmed listening to Amandine Beyer & Gli Incogniti - L inverno Allegro non molto  

 

 


Edited by SilverEars - 4/26/14 at 10:59am
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Originally Posted by perhapss View Post
 

For those of you into these sorts of things, Here are two disks I've been enjoying a good bit:

 

 

 

 

Maybe Ferneyhough's best recording.

Big fun at parties too!

Maybe line dancing even:angry_face:....

 

 

You are indeed hardcore my friend. Ferneyhough's extremely complex tapestries are not for the faint of hearing!. However, I own his opera Shadowtime and appreciate the music a lot more than the cringeworthy libretto. But appreciate his music I do. Even If I rarely listen to any :) I own more James dillon though, including his opera Philomela which I rate very highly and comes recommended for the folks out there.

 

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You are indeed hardcore my friend. Ferneyhough's extremely complex tapestries are not for the faint of hearing!. However, I own his opera Shadowtime and appreciate the music a lot more than the cringeworthy libretto. But appreciate his music I do. Even If I rarely listen to any :) I own more James dillon though, including his opera Philomela which I rate very highly and comes recommended for the folks out there.

 

 

 

I have extremely broad listening tastes but I reserve everything for the proper time, place and mood.This means I don't listen to Ferneyhough's music too often.

Speaking of "Shadowtime", the disk I posted here has some interesting guitar writing very similar to some of the writing on "Shadowtime".

Regarding Ferneyhough and vocals, I feel the same way as I do about Carter and vocals.That is, I think the abstraction and complexity of their writing works best in instrumental contexts.

 

James Dillon's music (like Harrison Birtwistle's) I haven't really warmed up to yet.I've tried many times but I just haven't gotten it.I don't blame them though,I felt the same way about Robert Schumann for years and now I enjoy his music a good bit.

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I have extremely broad listening tastes but I reserve everything for the proper time, place and mood.This means I don't listen to Ferneyhough's music too often.

Speaking of "Shadowtime", the disk I posted here has some interesting guitar writing very similar to some of the writing on "Shadowtime".

Regarding Ferneyhough and vocals, I feel the same way as I do about Carter and vocals.That is, I think the abstraction and complexity of their writing works best in instrumental contexts.

 

James Dillon's music (like Harrison Birtwistle's) I haven't really warmed up to yet.I've tried many times but I just haven't gotten it.I don't blame them though,I felt the same way about Robert Schumann for years and now I enjoy his music a good bit.

Do you like John Cage at all? 

 

I went through a phase a few years a go where I was consumed with his music and philosophy (he got me into Zen!). I collected everything I could. I think he took the avant garde as far as it could go by the 60's. And although there are still many electroacoustic composers working today, it all seems a bit stale and irrelevant now.  

 

Composers such as Bernhard Lang, Wolfgang Mitterer, Olga Neuwirth are current composers that use elements of Cage, Xenakis, Berio for e.g and still sound very relevant and interesting. But there is a lot of art for art sake out there otherwise, especially with electronic sound effects and real timbres. Nono and Birtwistle used electronics to brilliant effect imo. Two great examples (and two of my all time favorite works) are Birtwistle's Mask of Orpheus and Nono's Prometeo.  

  


Edited by LugBug1 - 4/26/14 at 10:02am
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Do you like John Cage at all? 

 

 

 

 

His attitude and personality were beautiful things IMO.

I like his words and occasionally live performances of his work.

Not at all interested in recordings of his music.

I do enjoy recordings of him speaking though.

 

The spirit and process in which he was doing things was more important than the "things" themselves.

Or the process and spirit were in fact the thing.

I found this to be very useful information myself.

post #1768 of 9020
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His attitude and personality were beautiful things IMO.

I like his words and occasionally live performances of his work.

Not at all interested in recordings of his music.

I do enjoy recordings of him speaking though.

 

The spirit and process in which he was doing things was more important than the "things" themselves.

Or the process and spirit were in fact the thing.

I found this to be very useful information myself.

Well said. I could listen to him speak all day! 

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Hi, I love to listen to Lascia Ch'io Pianga from time to time.  What genre is this? Opera?  Can you guys recommend me similar stuff?

 

Here is what I'm talkin about, although I prefer  Craig Leon & Isobel Cooper version.

 

 


Edited by SilverEars - 4/26/14 at 11:38am
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Hi, I love to listen to Lascia Ch'io Pianga from time to time.  What genre is this? Opera?  Can you guys recommend me similar stuff?

 

Here is what I'm talkin about, although I prefer  Craig Leon & Isobel Cooper version.

 

It's a Handel aria from Rinaldo, originally used in an earlier opera. I don't know about the whole operas because I don't listen to many of them, except for Mozart.

 

The Farinelli soundtrack is interesting because they synthesized a countertenor with a coloratura soprano.

 

Many of the arias have been recorded by leading countertenors, such as "The Voice" Andreas Scholl and the Boy Wonder (meant affectionately) Philippe Jaroussky.


Edited by Claritas - 4/26/14 at 12:07pm
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