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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2012, 08:00:55 AM »
Well, the first two rounds are excerpts . . . .
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2012, 08:09:29 AM »
Well, the first two rounds are excerpts . . . .

With a brief introduction by Stanley Kubrick...or some actors in gorilla costumes.

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« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2012, 08:17:00 AM »
haha :)
I may give it a try, for fun, Daniel!

Great, Karl! I hope that you will enjoy it! :)


Do or do not, there is no try...I think I may have butchered that Yoda quote, confirmation please?

Maybe even the Blomstedt/SF, pretty exciting!

I am slightly confused, so shall leave it to the Star Wars people to confirm it for you. ;)
Thank you for the suggestion! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2012, 08:17:16 AM »
With a brief introduction by Stanley Kubrick...or some actors in gorilla costumes.

And then, there's this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/ecpBU06aXZw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/ecpBU06aXZw</a>
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2012, 08:19:49 AM »
:D
Do give it a try, Karl. This comparison should be a convenient one for those short on time, as the piece is just around 90 seconds long. (What! It isnt'?)

Will you be able to take part too, Nav? :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2012, 08:22:07 AM »
:D
Will you be able to take part too, Nav? :)

Nope. Sorry, Daniel.
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2012, 08:27:30 AM »
And then, there's this:

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Just as insightful as Kubricks vision, and certainly more entertaining.

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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2012, 11:29:04 AM »
Nope. Sorry, Daniel.

No worries, Nav. :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2012, 11:07:22 AM »
Well - the M6 one was certainly a lot of fun, with (at least to me) an unexpected winner! :D 

I can't resist a good blind listening test, so count me in for 'Also Sprach' as well.  I'm on vacation (with no computer access) July 9 through 19, but other than that I should be good.  Especially if the listening assignments are available beforehand, I can put them on my iPod :)

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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2012, 12:12:45 PM »
Excellent, James - glad to hear that! :)

I shall make sure that the excerpts are out before then. :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #30 on: June 27, 2012, 12:21:07 PM »
Not a piece I love wholeheartedly, but I think I could still be tempted to play. :)

But there's really no question the greatest recording ever committed is by the Orebro Community Music School in Sweden:

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« Reply #31 on: June 27, 2012, 12:26:56 PM »
Not a piece I love wholeheartedly, but I think I could still be tempted to play. :)

But there's really no question the greatest recording ever committed is by the Orebro Community Music School in Sweden:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/dJvTJd2fGdw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/dJvTJd2fGdw</a>

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Glad to hear that, Brian! Will count you in! :)

Gosh... I've heard that quite a few times now... it just gets more and more painful each time though! ;)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2012, 01:18:39 PM »
Really enjoying listening to various recordings of Also Sprach Zarathustra, such a great piece - and there are certainly some outstanding performances of it out there!

I think I have decided my favourites!
Hoping to start the comparison on Monday. :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2012, 11:56:00 PM »
Quote from: Brian on 27-06-2012, 23:21:07
But there's really no question the greatest recording ever committed is by the Orebro Community Music School in Sweden



The dissonances are excruciating. Strauss was far ahead of his time.
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2012, 10:01:07 AM »
Count me in this time. I have no recordings of this at my disposal here in Berlin and haven't listened for ages, so will be alt least partly an Innocent Ear in this case.
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« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2012, 10:17:17 AM »
Quote from: Brian on 27-06-2012, 23:21:07
But there's really no question the greatest recording ever committed is by the Orebro Community Music School in Sweden

The dissonances are excruciating. Strauss was far ahead of his time.


:D


Count me in this time. I have no recordings of this at my disposal here in Berlin and haven't listened for ages, so will be alt least partly an Innocent Ear in this case.

Excellent! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2012, 10:31:06 AM »
But there's really no question the greatest recording ever committed is by the Orebro Community Music School in Sweden:

Okay, it wasn't a wise decision to listen to that before going to bed.
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Quote from: Opus106 on 28-06-2012, 21:31:06
Okay, it wasn't a wise decision to listen to that before going to bed.



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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2012, 01:31:08 PM »
Ok - I am finally starting to get the links out! Sent Group B out this evening, and hoping to get the other two groups out soon too!

There are 18 performances for comparison, so 6 in each group. The first part of the comparison focuses on two excerpts from close to the beggining of the piece. A rough voting deadline will be around the 18th July.

So, hopefully get Groups A and C out soon! :)
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Re: Blind Comparison: R.Strauss - Also sprach Zarathustra
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2012, 07:58:08 PM »
Hey,

If it's not too late, I would like to play. Is there room in one of the remaining groups?
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