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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Brian on Today at 07:48:48 AM »
Version of what?
Florestan is correct, he is listening to all the Benedictions in his collection.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by LKB on Today at 07:46:05 AM »
My favorite performance of Das Lied. No words can describe how I feel after Baker sings Der Abschied. Such emotional devastation. I can barely keep the tears back. Haitink’s accompaniment is also exemplary.

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Cheers,

LKB
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Version of what?

Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude, I presume.
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Yes, Les patineurs...a favourite of my grandmother. Not my cup of tea...

Les patineurs, Estudiantina, Minuit, Dolores... Your grandmother has / had impeccable taste.  8)

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Who can this be?



A Frenchman?
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I wanted to get France Clidat's version out of the way early, so as not to interrupt a succession of more enjoyable versions later. 

Version of what?
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The Diner / Re: Pictures I like
« Last post by Spineur on Today at 07:40:40 AM »
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:D
Composed some of the most beautiful waltzes I know.
Yes, Les patineurs...a favourite of my grandmother. Not my cup of tea...

Who can this be?

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 07:31:22 AM »



I wanted to get France Clidat's version out of the way early, so as not to interrupt a succession of more enjoyable versions later.  Clidat's version is fast, at 14'46", and things start off well enough in the Moderato, but after barely thirty seconds in, some of the playing becomes a bit rushed and bunched together.  A fair number of the rolled chords sound too rushed, and as the section approaches its climax, Clidat speeds up the playing, but never really arrives at a satisfying volume.  She starts the Andante somewhat bluntly and plays it quickly, with any hints of poetry or even beauty or expression sort of drained away.  The Piu sostenuto ends up sounding generally too rushed as well, though Clidat's speedy rolled chords here do create a very nice harp-like effect.  The climax is again underpowered, and the right hand run is quick and clear, but stops and starts and lurches about a bit.  And while not badly played, the music from the end of the run through the coda lacks much in the way of expression. 
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In this case the devil will have heard of him!  ;)

Charles Émile Lévy aka Émile Waldteufel...

 :D

Composed some of the most beautiful waltzes I know.

Your turn, Rafael.
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In this case the devil will have heard of him!  ;)

Charles Émile Lévy aka Émile Waldteufel...
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