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#1732052 - 08/13/11 02:00 AM Young Apollo  
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Benjamin Britten's early work for piano and strings from 1939. Incredibly kinetic, very much in A major, Britten's 'Adonis' key. We see that same key similarly used in 'Death in Venice'.

A very interesting composition:








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#1732062 - 08/13/11 03:12 AM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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Fantastic piece. Very English, but it's hard for me to say just how. Thanks for posting it.

Britten is something of a mystery to me. I don't know much of his stuff. (Pretty much only the War Requiem, which I really liked, but which I've somewhat forgotten). Time to listen to some more.

-J


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#1732063 - 08/13/11 03:20 AM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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Oh Lord! Indeed a brilliant piece!

But even worst... Someone here has not only 666 posts, but 6666! Incredible! grin

#1732529 - 08/13/11 08:56 PM Re: Young Apollo [Re: Nikolas]  
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Originally Posted by Nikolas
Oh Lord! Indeed a brilliant piece!

But even worst... Someone here has not only 666 posts, but 6666! Incredible! grin

Glad you liked the piece.

I decided not to comment on 666.


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#1732539 - 08/13/11 09:28 PM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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Originally Posted by argerichfan
Originally Posted by Nikolas
Oh Lord! Indeed a brilliant piece!

But even worst... Someone here has not only 666 posts, but 6666! Incredible! grin

Glad you liked the piece.

I decided not to comment on 666. Some things just aren't worth the fuss. Ignorance and superstition... whatever.

That is a comment. Hurry and make your next post to get rid of the 666! smile


"Playing the piano is my greatest joy...period."......JP
#1732543 - 08/13/11 09:36 PM Re: Young Apollo [Re: jazzyprof]  
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Originally Posted by jazzyprof
Originally Posted by argerichfan
Originally Posted by Nikolas
Oh Lord! Indeed a brilliant piece!

But even worst... Someone here has not only 666 posts, but 6666! Incredible! grin

Glad you liked the piece.

I decided not to comment on 666. Some things just aren't worth the fuss. Ignorance and superstition... whatever.

That is a comment. Hurry and make your next post to get rid of the 666! smile

Okay! But you quoted me before I edited.

What's the use, jazzy? Take it to PM, and I wish you would. I'm getting ready for dinner with friends. Cheers!


Jason
#1732612 - 08/14/11 12:56 AM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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Thanks for posting. Who is playing?

#1732680 - 08/14/11 07:59 AM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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YouTube says Ulster Orchestra, but it's actually I Musici de Montreal with Paul Stewart at the piano.


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#1732744 - 08/14/11 10:50 AM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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Thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for Sharing.

-Daniel


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#1733338 - 08/15/11 07:42 AM Re: Young Apollo [Re: argerichfan]  
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Jason, you might be interested in these comments on the Britten Proms
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