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post #2881 of 2890
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Hahaha I love it.

 

I admit to being a fanboy when Einstein came out. Quickly got bored though.

 

Glass once explained why it took him a whole year to write one of his operas, he got some commissions and films that needed to come first.. In comparison Alban Berg spent the last 6 years of his life obsessed with Lulu.

 

Glass makes music like McDonald's makes hamburgers. (imho)

 

Mozart took a bit less time on pieces as well ;) Some composers aren't second guessers.

post #2882 of 2890

The difference is, I can listen to Mozart's music without getting angry.

post #2883 of 2890

Anybody checked the grammy nominations... here's contemporary classical composition:

 

Adams, John Luther: Become Ocean  - Wow, cool. Always enjoyed this composer, lots of his stuff is a little slow moving though. This is one of his better works, it won the Pulitzer last year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGva1NVWRXk

 

Clyne, Anna: Prince Of Clouds - meh, comes off like one of the 'eastern minimalists' (Vasks or Kanchelli maybe). Kinda nice, but doesn't do much for me. I really liked her album on Tzadik, 'Blue Moth' a lot better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aCYiClxkfQ

 

Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland - Hooray, Love Crumbs music. This is Volume 7 of his 'American Songbook.' Maybe not the best of them, but great to see him get the recognition. Also good to see Bridge records get some recognition. David Starobin has done a great job there, he's up for best classical producer, and a mighty fine guitarist as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgEjVfwSXrE

 

Paulus, Stephen: Concerto For Two Trumpets & Band - Haven't been able to get a good listen to this one, just this sample. Sounds pretty good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUAwmqMwZqk

 

Sierra, Roberto: Sinfonía No. 4 - Nice piece, not my style. I'm not big on the neo-romantic stuff, but very well done. sorry no links.

 

Not that I really care about any awards, especially any as commercial as these. I generally prefer modern European to American music anyway. Just check them to see if I've missed anything.

post #2884 of 2890

Mozart was a genius. They can take shortcuts.

post #2885 of 2890

Yeah, there's are many stories of Mozart's simply tossing off a piece, but sometimes he struggled and revised. God or nature blessed him with immense facility, but there's also an ordinary man behind the myth.

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I wouldn't call it "more magic" but...  maybe a "tight contest"?

 

My favorite


Not even close :p

 

not Pollini's fault.

post #2887 of 2890
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Originally Posted by Alan1954 View Post
 

 

Crumb, George: Voices From The Heartland - Hooray, Love Crumbs music. This is Volume 7 of his 'American Songbook.' Maybe not the best of them, but great to see him get the recognition. Also good to see Bridge records get some recognition. David Starobin has done a great job there, he's up for best classical producer, and a mighty fine guitarist as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgEjVfwSXrE

+1... I am also a big fan. Thanks for the pointer, worth checking the rest as well. Heading off to spotify!

post #2888 of 2890
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Schubert doesn't get more magic then this ..u n b e l i e v e b l e..:eek:

An old fave of mine- you have taste my friend!

post #2889 of 2890

the Solti Ring has just been reissued as a single Bluray Audio


whatever one thinks of the merits of HiRes audio vs Redbook (and in any case this is "only" a 24bit/48KHz recording), there is something to be said for releasing the most monumental music recording ever as a single 5" disc!

 Price is reasonable (~$60) and the booklet (more like a book) looks very attractive so I ordered one.

 

I am sure in 50 years it will be a great find for some hipster sifting through garage sales in search of those big shiny silver discs that sound so much better than modern technology ;-)

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An old fave of mine- you have taste my friend!


We have..:D

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