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Re: Relaxing piano pieces?? recommendations? [Re: PianoDreamer1531] #1656233
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this is the most relaxing 'piano piece' ever


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Re: Relaxing piano pieces?? recommendations? [Re: PianoDreamer1531] #1656256
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Good suggestions!

About 4'33" by Cage... It can only be relaxing if there are nice sounds around you... It is an aleatory work... smile



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Re: Relaxing piano pieces?? recommendations? [Re: PianoDreamer1531] #1656285
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I've got a CD of contemporary American piano music which includes 4'33''. It was recorded on a Blüthner grand with the lid up, the windows opened onto a lovely large garden (a photo of it included in the booklet). The music was uplifting, until I tried to identify the birds that were singing, and became increasingly frustrated...... grin


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Re: Relaxing piano pieces?? recommendations? [Re: BDB] #1656322
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Originally Posted by BDB
4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Sorry for my English, I know it sucks, but I'm trying to improve.

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4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.


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Originally Posted by wr
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4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.



yeah yeah whatever


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Originally Posted by wr
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sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.



4'33'' isn't nonsense if you believe in the philosophy behind it. It's a brilliant expression of that philosophy.

One is, of course, entitled to feel that the philosophy itself is nonsense. I'm agnostic, leaning towards disbelief. But, it's an interesting philosophy nonetheless.


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Originally Posted by Batuhan
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4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.



yeah yeah whatever


Well said.

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Originally Posted by wr

Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.


RLWP

re: the subject of this thread, a lot of the new agey type stuff would be grating to me if I was in a hospital waiting area. I would feel like I was being patronized. "Don't worry. That lead pipe sticking out of your loved one's chest is no big deal! Just relax to the soothing sounds of my piano!"

I really don't know what I would like to listen to in a hospital waiting room, but it would probably be something cathartic that would help me get through the experience of whatever strong emotions I was feeling at the time, whether they be interpreted as good or bad. This is a really interesting question to me and I will have to think about it.

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Originally Posted by drexel
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Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.


RLWP


What does RLWP mean?

AcronymGeek.com suggests "Ralph Lauren Women Polos" and "Rosa Little White Pet", but those don't seem to quite fit the context.


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Originally Posted by pianojerome
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4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.



4'33'' isn't nonsense if you believe in the philosophy behind it. It's a brilliant expression of that philosophy.

One is, of course, entitled to feel that the philosophy itself is nonsense. I'm agnostic, leaning towards disbelief. But, it's an interesting philosophy nonetheless.


Maybe it is. But that doesn't mean that putting a 'recording' of it on an album isn't a self-indulgent piece of silliness.


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Originally Posted by drexel

Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.


re: the subject of this thread, a lot of the new agey type stuff would be grating to me if I was in a hospital waiting area. I would feel like I was being patronized. "Don't worry. That lead pipe sticking out of your loved one's chest is no big deal! Just relax to the soothing sounds of my piano!"

But people do like it though. It's hugely popular, although I can't say I'm much of a fan. Personally, I find more than a few minutes of new age stuff grating eveb when I'm in robust good health. I can't imagine what I'd want to hear if I were ill or anxious -- silenece, I suspect. smirk



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Originally Posted by kevinb
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4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.



4'33'' isn't nonsense if you believe in the philosophy behind it. It's a brilliant expression of that philosophy.

One is, of course, entitled to feel that the philosophy itself is nonsense. I'm agnostic, leaning towards disbelief. But, it's an interesting philosophy nonetheless.


Maybe it is. But that doesn't mean that putting a 'recording' of it on an album isn't a self-indulgent piece of silliness.



I attended a performance of 4'33'' once, in a concert which was also televised live. (Some posters here may know which concert I'm referring to.) The conductor started his stopwatch, the full orchestra ready in anticipation in front of him, and the capacity audience went silent as soon as the performance started, then applauded loudly after he stopped his watch and took a bow.

It was a solemn occasion. grin


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Originally Posted by bennevis
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Originally Posted by pianojerome
Originally Posted by wr
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4' 33" by Cage.


sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


Yes. One of its interesting attributes is that it always mirrors the mentality of the listener with remarkable accuracy.



4'33'' isn't nonsense if you believe in the philosophy behind it. It's a brilliant expression of that philosophy.

One is, of course, entitled to feel that the philosophy itself is nonsense. I'm agnostic, leaning towards disbelief. But, it's an interesting philosophy nonetheless.


Maybe it is. But that doesn't mean that putting a 'recording' of it on an album isn't a self-indulgent piece of silliness.



I attended a performance of 4'33'' once, in a concert which was also televised live. (Some posters here may know which concert I'm referring to.) The conductor started his stopwatch, the full orchestra ready in anticipation in front of him, and the capacity audience went silent as soon as the performance started, then applauded loudly after he stopped his watch and took a bow.

It was a solemn occasion. grin


Yeah. I bet you just couldn't wait to relive the experience by playing the CD, right ? smile

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Yeah. I bet you just couldn't wait to relive the experience by playing the CD, right ? smile


Er...I actually recorded that concert on DVD blush grin.


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Originally Posted by Batuhan
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sorry but 4:33 is nonsense


At least 4:33 sounds better than any other avant-garde work. wink


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