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Liszt is often considered a better pianist than composer and much of his work required more virtuosity than the music warranted. This piece requires little apart from a strong octave technique at the climax. The lack of histrionic grandiosity in his work is a good sign of it's musical worth. This is one of his finest pieces.
It is inspired by Raphael's Marriage of the Virgin.
Thanks Richard for another wonderful program. I'm more than halfway finished listening. Will hear the rest later. I must be off to work, however. I'll check in later after I get a little practice in tonight!
Afternoon all, talking of playing slowly! My mum and dad called yesterday, and had fetched me a metronome, so I thought I'd give it a go. Playing songs like Lady G etc went fine, no probs, probabily because I've already played these along to a beat on the keyboard.
But then, I tried Rob Dougan's clubbed to death, and this wasn't as easy. I had to go REALLY slow to beable to keep in time. Then Met 2, oh dear, now I realise how all over the place I am with it, so forget learning M4 at the mo, back to the drawing board with M2.
I'm gonna attempt Gnossienne 7 with it, really really really slowly, so fingers crossed, this time I might be "in time" lol,
The metronome can be a very humbling experience Wayne. I noticed an I hate the metronome thread on this forum. Apparently someone has some rather strong feelings about!
The Gymnopedie is already petty slow. However, I expect I'll be using the metronome to give me a reality check. I doubt I'll have much time practicing today, however. I must be off to work. Still in that busy period.
Greetings everyone. I'm again getting quite irregular at RST Anyway, warm thanks to Richard for his mesmerizing Sunday classical postings! I just finished listening to them yesterday. Rossy, Liberace's experiment with Chopin's Nocturne sounds good, but isn't it a bit jazzy! AimeeO, I loved the piano-flute version of Bach's prelude 1 very much! The flute added an extra beauty to this beautiful piece.
Congratulations and good luck with your metronome, Wayne
I'm almost done with learning and memorizing Gnossienne 3. But the hardest part still remains: to extract the mood of the piece correctly
Let's have some amusement to relax between 'serious' practices for serious thread's recital
This has to be named telepathy. I was wondering the same when I saw the thread into the second page.
Becca, I hope you feel better soon.
Some music from baroque period, this time by Jan Dismas Zelanka, a Czech composer contemporary of Bach. He wrote a large repertoire that especially paid attention to sacred music. Bach felt a huge respect for Zelenka, as his works were deeply elaborated since the viewpoint of harmony.
Here we can listen to his splendid Miserere in C minor:
Thank you Wayne, Griffin, Rupak and Recaredo for the acknowledgement.
Love the Zelenka, Recaredo, very moving.
When I was living in England I had five large supermarkets within a three mile drive. Here in Ireland I have a similar choice. One is 9 miles south but it's only good for basics. Another is twelve miles north but the selection is not great for a weekly shop. There's a large mall 25 miles away (further north), including two supermarkets, a stationers and a cinema but it's too far for a regular shopping experience and Dublin's less than an hour away from there.
Our best spot is a new Tesco Extra only 18 miles away where I can get double cream and continental meats, cheeses and butter. Smashing! Better still, it's east so I avoid any north south traffic - not that there's much of that here - but I can still get caught behind a tractor now and again.
Here in Ireland this song has taken on a new meaning.
Thats one that will get you killed in public wayne!! I would avoid it.
I heard something today....
President Obama was filmed giving a speech behind some bullet proof glass.
This shows just how racist the USA still is.
Just because Obama is a black man doesnt mean he is going to start shooting folk?
Two blondes run into a bar shouting "37 days" "Yippee 37 days" "wow, 37 days" The bartender says "whats 37 days?" One of the Blondes says " we just done a jigsaw and it said three to four years on the box, but we did it in 37 days"
Rise like lions after slumber,in unvanquishable number. Shake your chains to earth like dew which in sleep has fallen on you. Ye are many,they are few. Shelley
Ohhhhh nooooooo...within this short time RST have been thrown away to page 2 twice! RST is really getting "serious" Anyway, others may not have time to listen but I've got some time and mood to post some ICM today, so I'll follow my instinct At least this will pull up RST to page 1
My first posting is a Sitar-Sarangi duet by two great maestros: Ustad Vilayat Khan (Sitar) and Ustad Munir Khan (Sarangi) on raga Bilaskhani Todi:
Let's have some light classical music on Flute by Pandit Ronu Majumdar, Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and his son Rakesh Chaurasia along with Santoor by Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya:
Since recently we've gone through a themed recital on Philip Glass so I thought the following one with Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar would be interesting. It's from their famous album "Passages":
I think this much is enough for today, since everybody seems so busy. Enjoy!
This piece, Albeniz' Asturias, is the basis of the first 'real' piece in Frederick Noad's classic book 'Solo Guitar Playing'.
I keep an old spanish guitar by the sofa and use it when the ads come on at those rare times that I watch commercial TV. I try to restrict my viewing to the BBC. My party piece is the prelude from Bach's 'Cello sonata in the Second Volume of Noad's work.
Absolutely brilliant postings Richard and Rupak!! It was a treat for me to listen to. Richard, I opted for the finale of the Mozart for now. I will treat myself to the entire symphony this evening after I get some more work done on my publication.
Rupak, I loved the pieces you shared yesterday. I will listen to the longer one this evening as well. I found the Shankar/Glass selection most intriguing. Beautiful sounds!
An update on me, if you are curious. I'm on a tight deadline for completing our annual publication at work. It's always very stressful, of course since I'm the editor. I've just finished approving the final designs, and everything is coming together very nicely. I still have a few days to edit and polish before sending it off to the printer. I'm looking forward to getting back to my other keyboard so I can resume working on Gymnopedie I. .
Before I get back to work, I need to give another huge appreciation to Richard for taking on the Sunday classical postings and giving me the time I need to get my piano practice done during this very stressful time at work.