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You did, but to my inbox. You ol' Romantic, you.
I just think that's fucking brilliant that is. How many movie composers have nicked bits of it. just wows me every time.
You know I am a romantic already LOL. Or a soppy cunt. I've had a couple of whiskies and this got me right in the feels.

 


incredible


Wow, I am not a huge fan of Liszt - he had massive hands and was renowned for writing these uber-virtuoso pieces that, for my tastes at least, often centre technique at the expense of soul. However, that is an phenomenal interpretation, not least because she manages both. Great share, thanks!
 
I just think that's fucking brilliant that is. How many movie composers have nicked bits of it. just wows me every time.
You know I am a romantic already LOL. Or a soppy cunt. I've had a couple of whiskies and this got me right in the feels.



Go on, then - you've twisted my arm. As it happens, I am supping my first ever Talisker, so good timing. :lol:
 
Lovely - might send that one to my mother. Bar the odd exception, I haven't listened to any classical in a long time, but got right back into vocal music during the first couple of lockdowns, classical and otherwise. Always had a bit of a 'thing'. Not sure it will be your bag, because the music is all Thomas Tallis (I love him) and William Byrd, both Renaissance composers, but this album by Stile Antico has been something of a Go To over the past year. The first track on the playlist is where it all started - it was the inspiration for Fantasia by Vaughan Williams, which never fails to get me in the feels. Actually, it makes me cry and I have always wanted to see it performed live. It's been posted that before, but bears repeating for comparison.







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got right back into vocal music during the first couple of lockdowns, classical and otherwise.


I don't normally go for choirs but I make an exception for this. The whole thing is a double canon don't you know.
yeah I don't really know what that means
and yeah I know it's Brahms again. I'm like a dog with a bloody bone sorry.


there I go again
 
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"Listen, do we still have that Poème de l’Exstase? Put it on, if you can find it. Put
it on loud. His music sounds like I think – sometimes. Has that far-off cosmic
itch. Divinely fouled up. All fire and air. The first time I heard it I played it over
and over. Couldn’t shut it off. It was like a bath of ice, cocaine and rainbows." Henry Miller

 
I really wish this version of Warlock's Capriol Suite by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra had been published as a hard copy, so I could buy one. Nowadays I never really bother with other recordings and this is coming from someone who played some of Capriol at school (and/or Arbeau from whom the original melodies were lifted). The energy is so flipping great, especially in Mattachins - some interpretations can drag a bit for my tastes, but this one is a banger, plus I love the lady 'cellist and the fact that the lead dude performs with them, conducting with his whole body instead. I would have been grinning from ear-to-ear sitting in this audience.


 
Random 5am earworm. Google tells me it is an aria from Semele, which strongly suggests I was familiarised through mater as a child (because Endless Pleasure from the same opera was/remains one of her favourites). Must admit the guy's voice in this version does not do much for me, nor do most of his ornamentations, but I am posting regardless, because it is not just some random chap singing at a recital and the set design is basically my dream bedroom, lol. Lovely melody as well - amazed I can recall so much of it considering I have no actual memory of how or when.




Endless Pleasure from the same stage version - might as well while I am here. Again, the singer's voice is not grabbing me due to the exaggerated vibrato, but it is better quality than some other live versions I flicked through on YouTube and just generally the piece is worth sharing for the whimsical violin hook that first appears at 12secs, repeating several times thereafter. That was always my favourite part.

 
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