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Offline Brewski

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2016, 07:24:18 AM »
If you're inclined, Muse, the Banff International String Quartet Competition has all of its performances (from about two weeks ago) on YouTube. In the first round, many of the groups did Bartók (and Haydn), and there are some terrific readings, especially of No. 4.

https://www.banffcentre.ca/bisqc-watch-and-listen

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2016, 07:58:15 AM »
If you're inclined, Muse, the Banff International String Quartet Competition has all of its performances (from about two weeks ago) on YouTube. In the first round, many of the groups did Bartók (and Haydn), and there are some terrific readings, especially of No. 4.

https://www.banffcentre.ca/bisqc-watch-and-listen

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Thanks Bruce.

I'll check these performances out once I digest the intricacies of the 4th and whatever Bartok conjures in the 5th and 6th.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2016, 05:27:36 AM »
Henri Herz´s piano concertos.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2016, 05:41:44 AM »
Henri Herz´s piano concertos.
You listen frequently?
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2016, 05:45:58 AM »
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #65 on: September 19, 2016, 05:50:07 AM »
Heinrich Hertz, not Henri Herz
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #66 on: September 19, 2016, 05:57:57 AM »
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #67 on: September 19, 2016, 06:09:51 AM »
Is anyone familiar with this delightful work? Reminds me of champagne bubbles.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/EVUZoqvNqK8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/EVUZoqvNqK8</a>

Elias Parish Alvars - Harp Concerto in G-minor, Op.81 (1842)

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #68 on: September 19, 2016, 06:17:11 AM »
I know. I tried to explain Ken's pun Herz -> Hertz and frequency -> frequently.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #69 on: September 19, 2016, 06:19:08 AM »
I know. I tried to explain Ken's pun Herz -> Hertz and frequency -> frequently.

Oh, my! I had a second thought about it that it might have something to do with that Hertz. And now I got Ken´s pun, too.

You guys are too subtle for me.  :D
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #70 on: September 19, 2016, 06:21:27 AM »
Is anyone familiar with this delightful work? Reminds me of champagne bubbles.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/EVUZoqvNqK8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/EVUZoqvNqK8</a>

Elias Parish Alvars - Harp Concerto in G-minor, Op.81 (1842)

Thanks for posting it. Sounds great.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2016, 06:32:10 AM »
Heinrich Hertz, not Henri Herz

Grove states Henri (with Heinrich in parentheses).  Born in Vienna, Heinrich was thoroughly Frenchified in name and style - and wildly popular in his day.  He crossed the U.S. on tour three times (!) and wrote about it : Mes voyages en Amérique [1866], which see:  https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086313251;view=1up;seq=9  I might have a look inside myself (an English trans. published in 1966).
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2016, 06:36:51 AM »
Grove states Henri (with Heinrich in parentheses).  Born in Vienna, Heinrich was thoroughly Frenchified in name and style - and wildly popular in his day.  He crossed the U.S. on tour three times (!) and wrote about it : Mes voyages en Amérique [1866], which see:  https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086313251;view=1up;seq=9  I might have a look inside myself (an English trans. published in 1966).
Heinrich Hertz is the scientist.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2016, 06:38:22 AM »
He crossed the U.S. on tour three times (!) and wrote about it : Mes voyages en Amérique [1866], which see:  https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044086313251;view=1up;seq=9  I might have a look inside myself (an English trans. published in 1966).

The liner notes to the first Herz volume on Hyperion state that those are extremely well and witty written and gives three examples that indeed made me laugh. Many thanks for the link, Gregg!

I see it opens with one of my favorite Horace adages:

Coelum non animam mutant qui trans mare currunt.

Look very, very promising.  8)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2016, 06:45:00 AM »
Heinrich Hertz is the scientist.

This hurts my head.
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #75 on: September 19, 2016, 07:18:54 AM »
Give a man a fire and he is warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he is warm for life.

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #76 on: September 19, 2016, 07:35:56 PM »
These have blown me away recently. The second of these I have heard before, but revisiting it made a much greater impression on me.

Francisco Meirino - Recordings of Voltage Errors, Magnetic Fields, On Site Testimonies & Tape Tension https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcEeN9qAVmw

Sachiko M / Toshimaru Nakamura / Otomo Yoshihide - Good Morning, Good Night https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHs0LkixGvY&list=PL6kbKbt4ZO4ZiobvZAacH7T-Jtsb4jugX

Michelle Lou - Untitled Three Part Construction https://soundcloud.com/yelloworange

Lionel Marchetti - Ocean https://lionelmarchetti.bandcamp.com/track/oc-an-de-la-fertilit-2016-composition-de-musique-concr-te

Alexander Khubeev - Sounds of the dark time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TlTKWR4LNU

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #77 on: September 19, 2016, 08:04:25 PM »
I know. I tried to explain Ken's pun Herz -> Hertz and frequency -> frequently.
Just like REM's song  "What's the frequency Kenneth?"..................

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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #78 on: September 20, 2016, 12:49:41 PM »
What really blew me away this afternoon quite unexpectedly was the delightful, proud to be American Symphony No. 4 by William Schuman. I always liked it, but today it seriously impressed me!!  8)
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Re: Pieces that have blown you away recently
« Reply #79 on: September 20, 2016, 06:25:31 PM »
What really blew me away this afternoon quite unexpectedly was the delightful, proud to be American Symphony No. 4 by William Schuman. I always liked it, but today it seriously impressed me!!  8)

I really like the slow movement to that symphony. I can't remember much else about it.
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