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Disc 9 from "Vaughan Williams:  The Collector's Edition" 

Serenade to Music
English Folk Songs Suite (orch. Gordon Jacob)
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
In the Fen Country
The Lark Ascending

Lovely start to the day.  Serenade to Music is growing on me  :)  A rather abrupt change of pace between that though and the English Folk Songs Suite (a favorite of mine).  Forgotten how beautiful In the Fen Country was.  Followed by a strong favorite of mine by Vaughan Williams...off now to soar with the lark....

PD

Great selection of beautiful V-W works; I can't say that I remember much regarding the 'Serenade to Music' though, it's been ages (and there are several versions, chamber & orchestral, I think); I'll listen to it now ...
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Well he could come up with interesting things, in Rameau for example. What do you make of the third D'Anglebert suite which is the start of this youtube upload here?

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/MER94ynuCXs&amp;ab_channel=harpsichordVal" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/MER94ynuCXs&amp;ab_channel=harpsichordVal</a>
Yes I agree. This kind of music is so different and he really get's inside it. It reminds me a bit of Skip Sempe the way he connects the pieces. There's some kind of Bach-syndrome that I don't understand. It happens in piano too. There are very famous pianists who are well know for other repertoire and the minute they get their hands on Bach they sound like second-rate piano teachers or something. I don't understand it. Maybe some people feel they have to play Bach a special way but they don't really know how or maybe they can't get past what their egos are telling them. With Ross, Bach should come naturally but it doesn't and his comments on Bach don't make it sounds like it's easy for him either. I know they're jokes but they sound true. Like, he plays Bach to help him quit smoking. Well, that is what it does really sound like!
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Lovely, Jeffrey!

Had he completed it or was he still working on it?

PDCool!  Now where have I heard of Rebecca Clarke before?   :-\

PD
Completed AFAIK PD.
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Disc 9 from "Vaughan Williams:  The Collector's Edition" 

Serenade to Music
English Folk Songs Suite (orch. Gordon Jacob)
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1
Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'
In the Fen Country
The Lark Ascending

Lovely start to the day.  Serenade to Music is growing on me  :)  A rather abrupt change of pace between that though and the English Folk Songs Suite (a favorite of mine).  Forgotten how beautiful In the Fen Country was.  Followed by a strong favorite of mine by Vaughan Williams...off now to soar with the lark....

PD
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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by milk on Today at 05:29:56 AM »
It doesn't make sense to me that BLM has become so closely associated with the issue of police violence. Statistics indicate that black people are disproportionately affected by police violence, but the level of police violence against all people (regardless of race) is very high. The number of people killed by police in the U.S. is four times higher than in Canada (per capita), and that dwarfs the black/white disparity in the U.S.

There are many other ways that U.S. culture treats black lives as though they don't matter, through economic and educational disparity.
I think the main issues get sidelined: just my opinion. Health care, education, living wages, transportation, worker's rights. BLM focuses on the wrong things IMO. Blake, for example, had a weapon and was committing a crime. He was going for a knife; he refused to comply; he'd already been tasered. It's always sad when any person of any ethnicity gets shot by the cops but it's a small number and the number without weapons is even lower. There seems to be good evidence that racism plays a role in who's stopped and that can lead to insane tragedies like the case of Philando Castile. But it's rare. Plenty of my lefty friends justified all those protests that burned down police stations and businesses. All these young people today wasting their time on these things when they really should be or could be doing something positive in the community.
I think the democratic party is putting itself out of business. Did I write this already? Bill Maher's line was that the dems are saying something like, "white people suck; vote for us." And he said it's like saying to a girl at a party, "you're ugly, do you want to dance?"
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The Diner / Re: USA Politics (redux)
« Last post by milk on Today at 05:15:19 AM »
If this case had taken place in 1965 Georgia. The obvious verdict would have proven to be something different. Even now, I hesitate to hope that we are in a much better place.
I was being sarcastic but that's true. These bubbas almost got away with it. I have to say that the prosecutor was masterful.
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Love this disc ...

CD 10:

Schoenberg

String Quartet № 4, Op. 37

Webern
Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5

Berg
String Quartet Op. 3

I see that you're on a Schoenberg path these days Karl!  :)

PD
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Vaughan Williams: Romance for Viola and Piano
This beautiful work was discovered amongst VW's papers after his death.
It's absolutely classic Vaughan Williams and not to be missed by anyone who likes his music.
Here it is (live performance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjYVr7oW8eo

Lovely, Jeffrey!

Had he completed it or was he still working on it?

PD

Ordered! Like the look of track list with a strong presence of Rebecca Clarke.
Cool!  Now where have I heard of Rebecca Clarke before?   :-\

PD

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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Sergio Fiorentino
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 04:46:50 AM »
What does the Fiorentino gang think of his Chopin nocturnes and waltzes? (apart from the crap sound!)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening 2 now?
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 04:45:15 AM »


I think this is a tremendous performance of the op 11 sonata.
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