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The Diner / Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Last post by André on Today at 05:34:30 PM »
Much as I love listening to Lohengrin, the Ring operas and - very occasionally - Tristan, I can’t muster the time nor the inclination to put Parsifal in the cd player. I know, it’s supposed to be so devastatingly beautiful...  ::)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 05:23:04 PM »


Well-known and little-known works by Schumann. I like Ciocarlie’s way with the composer, catching both his serious and his unpretentious sides.
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 04:26:54 PM »
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The Diner / Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Last post by TheGSMoeller on Today at 04:26:17 PM »
Watched Raoul Ruiz’s Le temps retrouvé again last night.



This is an ambitious, challenging but ultimately highly rewarding adaptation of the last volume of Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past (with flashbacks to other volumes of the novel). The cast is full of famous names, and the one odd choice by the director, John Malkovich’s heavily accented Baron de Charlus, work’s surprisingly well, bringing out many of the contradictions of this fascinating character. Some scenes are stunning in their formal beauty and their ability to convey the atmosphere of Proust’s world. Particularly, the matinée chez la Princesse de Guermantes is spectacularly reproduced. But beware: the film does not have a linear narrative (that would have been impossible given the source material), and I’m afraid it will be incomprehensible to anyone that doesn’t know Proust’s work intimately.


Nice post, ritter. This film fascinates me, some of its imagery is embedded in my mind. And I've read some Proust, in fact a collection of his short stories is a book I revisit once a year.
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Trois Couleurs: Bleu original soundtrack
Zbigniew Preisner



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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by SimonNZ on Today at 04:05:28 PM »


Terje Rypdal - Crime Scene (2010)
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He wasn't a student of Schoenberg's, but he was certainly an admirer, though his treatment of rhythm is quite different.  Sessions' music is very traditional in its outward elements, though the inner workings are quite idiosyncratic.  Here are some discs I like:



Didn't know he wrote music to Lilacs also, as I only know the Hindemith one.

The only work I like from Bartok so far is Bluebeard's castle. :/ Seems like I like absolute music less and less as the time goes by...
Admittedly it is an acquired taste. I like Bluebeard and also the Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste but am lukewarm about everything else.
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14 has already been performed, as have 7 and 6, and they're awaiting future releases.  Next season, they will perform 1 and 15.  He'll be sure to finish the cycle.
I am sure he will. Be interesting to see what catchy phrase DG comes up with for 1-3, or 12.
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I am not that picky about sound so I am waiting for Amazon to have 4 and 11 for free Prime streaming and download. The other 2 releases are already there. Can't really find fault with the performances as I love the BSO, they play beautifully regardless of who conducts.

It would be interesting to see whether the cycle continues with 13 or 14 or whether he goes for the admittedly not "great" works like 1-3, or 12.

14 has already been performed, as have 7 and 6, and they're awaiting future releases.  Next season, they will perform 1 and 15.  He'll be sure to finish the cycle.
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The Diner / Re: The most boring music you've heard
« Last post by PerfectWagnerite on Today at 02:55:39 PM »

This is what I always experienced with Wagner's operas.  :)


Each to his own taste.
There are very few Wagner operas that I listen on long stretches to: Ring, Tristan, Parsifal, that's about it. The others don't strike me as inspired as those three.
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