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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #240 on: July 16, 2013, 10:28:06 AM »
Where was snypsss? Now, that would be telling . . . .
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #241 on: July 16, 2013, 11:00:51 AM »
Where was snypsss? Now, that would be telling . . . .

 :D

Hmm...snyps in a cage. Now I understand his antics.......
 


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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #242 on: July 16, 2013, 11:05:14 AM »
NOBODY?? has Posted that the '58 Bernstein is NOW AVAILABLE??? >:D

Sarge??

We all knew it was available again. You just don't hang out in the right threads, my man.

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #243 on: July 16, 2013, 11:11:09 AM »
We all knew it was available again.

Conspiracy!
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #244 on: July 16, 2013, 11:14:39 AM »
We all knew it was available again. You just don't hang out in the right threads, my man.

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This is true. I am not a fan of the piece and I knew. I had even seen someone post the LP cover I think. Not only is there a conspiracy, but now we know there must have been a cover up too! And there is now likely solid proof of aliens. A nice confluence of events I'd say! :)
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #245 on: July 16, 2013, 11:24:00 AM »
Conspiracy!

The Masons and Mossad have infiltrated GMG. Snyprrr is screwed.

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #246 on: July 16, 2013, 11:27:17 AM »
NOBODY?? has Posted that the '58 Bernstein is NOW AVAILABLE??? >:D

Come ON, people!!! ::)

Well, I guess it's no longer a pipe dream... so, when will we get it?

Sarge??

It's been mentioned several times on various threads. You really need to lay off the cotton candy.
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #247 on: July 16, 2013, 11:31:03 AM »
a reminder that the BBC Proms period instrument performance by Les Siècles is on line for the week now

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #248 on: July 17, 2013, 11:56:42 AM »
It's been mentioned several times on various threads. You really need to lay off the cotton candy.

Yes, but this IS the POS Thread!!!
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #249 on: March 16, 2017, 07:35:45 PM »
Ok, what is the most brutally heavy performance of Le Sacre? (and the most celestial at the quieter moments, eg. Opening of The exulted sacrifice )

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #250 on: March 16, 2017, 08:48:16 PM »
Ok, what is the most brutally heavy performance of Le Sacre? (and the most celestial at the quieter moments, eg. Opening of The exulted sacrifice )

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Gergiev’s Le sacre will knock your block off.
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #251 on: March 16, 2017, 08:55:19 PM »
In the fall of 2014 I attended a concert of the Marine Band where they performed a transcription of The Rite.  The conductor was Giancarlo Guerrero.  It knocked my socks off.  Link to a YouTube of that performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkObG_npB4A

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #252 on: March 16, 2017, 11:19:30 PM »
Gergiev’s Le sacre will knock your block off.


Thanks John, I'll track it down  8)

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #253 on: March 16, 2017, 11:24:59 PM »
My stance on The Rite Of Spring is that it is a very great work and is nostalgic to me but it's importance is far to overstated and it's sentimentalized beyond rationality. This is the piece that got me into classical music for gods sake but it is far from Stravinsky's greatest works. Compared to a few works around the same time frame too, it's not as innovative as people make out. It was influential and I like the piece but give me a break, it's been gradually dragged into monotony over the past century. I don't really feel like dragging this rant out much more   :-\

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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #254 on: March 17, 2017, 12:19:58 AM »
Gergiev’s Le sacre will knock your block off.
I have ordered this one and look forward to it!

BTW, some of us have had our blocks knocked around by Le Sacre for so many years that it has developed a high level of resistance. It takes something extraordinary to knock it out of it socket.  :P
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Re: Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
« Reply #255 on: March 17, 2017, 01:45:14 AM »
Love it again for the first time . . . .
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