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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1020 on: April 12, 2013, 02:57:19 AM »
First thing in the morning I am apt to misread the odd thread title; mentally, I am morally prepared for that.

Still, got a big chuckle when I caught myself thinking I had read Wagner's Vanilla.
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« Reply #1021 on: April 14, 2013, 04:52:48 AM »


Dip Your Ears, No. 133 (Bach Motets)

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/04/dip-your-ears-no-133-bach-motets.html


According to Gardiner, the Motets are "the cantor’s 'most perfect… most hypnotic… works'. Certainly perfect for a Sunday. (With audio samples from all six, by different performers.)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1022 on: April 16, 2013, 02:52:00 AM »
If only Souzay were a composer, here at GMG we could have The Souzay Queue.
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« Reply #1023 on: April 20, 2013, 09:14:57 AM »


Dip Your Ears, No. 134 (The Lovely Hill)

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/04/dip-your-ears-no-134-lovely-hill.html


Here’s chamber music you didn’t know you love: From Australian Alfred Hill (1869-1960), whose string quartets...

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1024 on: April 24, 2013, 07:17:29 AM »


Crunch Time for Missing Children

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/04/crunch-time-for-missing-children.html

The Scoping Report on Missing and Abducted Children 2011 states the following: “Children who go missing are at risk of harm. When a child goes missing, there is something wrong, often quite seriously, in that child’s life. The reasons behind missing incidents are varied, where children go missing as a consequence of specific, distinct circumstances. The serious problem of missing and abducted children is a broad, complex and challenging issue. It tends to be poorly defined, lacking in accurate statistics, and is subject to an array of responses at local, national and international levels. At the same time, there is a pressing and urgent concern for improving responses to cases of missing and abducted children. Being missing from home or a place of residence not only entails several inherent risks for children and young people, but is also a cause and consequence of other grave concerns in any child’s life.”

The FBI cites a 2002 federal study on missing children according to which a heartening 99.8 percent of children reported missing “were located or returned home alive. The remaining 0.2 percent either did not return home or were not found. The study estimated that most of missing children cases involved runaways from juvenile facilities and that only an estimated 0.0068 percent were true kidnappings by a stranger. The primary conclusion of the study was that child abductions perpetrated by strangers rarely occur. However, when they do occur, the results can be tragic.”

Tragic, indeed. Which makes the following events all the more dramatic: After a domestic altercation on the evening of April 1st, two underage siblings went missing near Munich...


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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1025 on: April 24, 2013, 01:38:39 PM »
...Christoph Biller, the 16th Thomanercantor since Bach, says that God can’t be known (hence faith), but he can be felt—in Bach. Bach—and I agree wholehearted, although “without invisible means of support” myself—is next to Godliness. Part of what makes Bach stand apart is that deep, quasi-spiritual sense one gets from his music… a feeling Romain Rolland might have described as “oceanic”: A sense of rightness, universal like a mathematical proof...


Bach is Next to Godliness, the Flute Not

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/04/bach-is-next-to-godliness-flute-not_8.html



Thank you for this. :)
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1026 on: May 10, 2013, 01:54:57 AM »
Do titles for a musical work come any more pretentious than "Cosmic Pulses"?
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1027 on: May 12, 2013, 08:16:40 AM »
Can you believe this?
 

Oh, I believe just about anything from recording companies/marketing executives/the corporate monster that governs us all. :laugh: Next, maybe: "Most Joyous Classical Music", "Most Extreme Classical Music"... :laugh:
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1028 on: May 13, 2013, 09:38:16 AM »
DavidW: Yeah Mike doesn't get angry, he gets even.
I wasted time: and time wasted me.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1029 on: May 13, 2013, 09:39:56 AM »
And you just know he didn't shave in all that period.
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The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1030 on: May 13, 2013, 10:02:21 AM »
Having seen pictures of Gergiev with a beard I don't think the lack of shaving is problematic.  I do hope he found time for regular bathing, though.

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« Reply #1032 on: May 13, 2013, 11:30:33 AM »
I think we are fortunate he is involved in music and not soldiering. No one's borders would be inviolate.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1033 on: May 14, 2013, 12:11:13 AM »
I think we are fortunate he is involved in music and not soldering. No one's borders would be inviolate.

Mike

For a second I thought: Yes... a lot of loose connections, in that case... (then I saw the "i".)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1034 on: May 24, 2013, 11:20:44 PM »


Whitsun Salzburg: Stravinsky for Dummies

http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/05/whitsun-salzburg-stravinsky-for-dummies.html


The topic this year was “OPFER/SACRIFICE”, with thematic and linguistic links which had to
include the two most famous ‘sacrifices’ in music: Bach’s
Musical Offering and of course
Le sacre du printemps. It was the latter I went to see—a Stravinsky triple bill of Les
noces (“The Wedding”), Sacre, and L'oiseau de feu (“The Firebird”), with Gergiev
at the helm of the Mariinsky troupe… both orchestra and ballet.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1035 on: May 25, 2013, 12:57:21 AM »

Latest issue of LISTEN MAGAZINE is out, including more CD mini-reviews than usual, and a short appreciation of Colin Davis on record...



Sublime Lark (BIS) ► Quicksilver Brahms (Ondine) ► Bohemian Ducks (Harmonia Mundi) ► Heavenly Interspersed (LSO Live) ► Auspicious Debut (Mariinsky) ►
Plucky Historicism (Naïve) ► Gold Standard Scarlatti (Piano Classics) ► With Re-Mixed Feelings (DG) ► Incidental Requiem (King's College Choir) ► Spellbinding Goerne (Harmonia Mundi) ► Undiscovered (Supraphon) ► Lutoslawski Touchstone
(BR Klassik) ► A Very Classical Mix (Gramola)

Available digitally here... but really one should hold it in one's hand, with the beautiful paper stock and art design... http://www.listenmagazine-digital.com/listenmagazine/

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« Reply #1036 on: May 25, 2013, 06:48:04 AM »

Latest issue of LISTEN MAGAZINE is out, including more CD mini-reviews than usual, and a short appreciation of Colin Davis on record...



Sublime Lark (BIS) ► Quicksilver Brahms (Ondine) ► Bohemian Ducks (Harmonia Mundi) ► Heavenly Interspersed (LSO Live) ► Auspicious Debut (Mariinsky) ►
Plucky Historicism (Naïve) ► Gold Standard Scarlatti (Piano Classics) ► With Re-Mixed Feelings (DG) ► Incidental Requiem (King's College Choir) ► Spellbinding Goerne (Harmonia Mundi) ► Undiscovered (Supraphon) ► Lutoslawski Touchstone
(BR Klassik) ► A Very Classical Mix (Gramola)

Available digitally here... but really one should hold it in one's hand, with the beautiful paper stock and art design... http://www.listenmagazine-digital.com/listenmagazine/

One of those reviews, in XL format:

Dip Your Ears, No. 139 (Mozart's Many Requiems)
http://ionarts.blogspot.com/2013/05/dip-your-ears-no-139-mozarts-many.html

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1037 on: June 07, 2013, 04:15:16 AM »
Quote from: Arnold Bax
. . . I have no interest whatever in sound for its own sake.

That's fine, as a statement of Bax's personal and musical interests. It isn't as if it were binding upon all artists, of course;  nor does his lack of interest in a line of musical pursuit, signify that the pursuit is anything unworthy. I mean, I have no interest in Bax's music, e.g.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #1038 on: June 07, 2013, 04:35:13 AM »
Aye, in A Certain Someone's sig  ;)
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