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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 06:41:01 PM »
Matthews Piano Trio No. 1



A very fine work.
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Great recording, Greg! Chaillys other Stravinsky recordings are also top-notch.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:32:44 PM »
Brecht Songs with Gisela May

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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 06:29:41 PM »
;D

A favorite of mine too, too bad you missed my big Ravel phase several months ago  :laugh:

I saw Daphnis live, FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!  :-* :-*

Anything Ravel = I love  ;)

I am sorry I missed that, but I feel a Ravel phrase approaching. Be on the lookout for changing avatars. ;)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:13:56 PM »
Anything Ravel = I love  ;)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:13:10 PM »
Just bought:



Ravels Daphnis et Chloe is a kind of a pet work of mine and I own over 20+ recordings of the complete ballet. I now add Franois-Xavier Roths Daphnis to the pile. 8)

 ;D

A favorite of mine too, too bad you missed my big Ravel phase several months ago  :laugh:

I saw Daphnis live, FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!  :-* :-*
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 06:05:29 PM »
Just bought:



Ravels Daphnis et Chloe is a kind of a pet work of mine and I own over 20+ recordings of the complete ballet. I now add Franois-Xavier Roths Daphnis to the pile. 8)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by α | on Today at 06:01:04 PM »
John Zorn:

For Your Eyes Only
(for chamber Orchestra)
Christabel (for wind quintet + Viola)
Carny (for Solo piano)
Angelus Novus (for small ensemble)

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Schopenhauer coldly saw the reality of human suffering and its meaninglessness. Whenever I'm feeling down I listen to this essay and, ironically, end up feeling better about my life and situation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7pwItrhEZo
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The reader's world-weary tone absolutely fits the content.

Well, the reader has a soft, calm voice, for the most part, relaxing to listen to, though he gets more excited in a passage near the end. The effect is mostly independent of what he reads it is relaxing to hear as long as I don't listen to closely to the content.

Different people find all sorts of things to be comforting and uplifting. If Schopenhauer does it for you, more power to you. I don't personally find the philosophy convincing.  For one thing, evil can only exist in something good, whereas there can be good things which are not evil.
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