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#345425 - 01/06/02 10:33 AM Solitudes~  
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Hello,
Is everybody who have heard of Solitudes?
That's a company whcih offers a great variety of nature albums. (I'm not doing any promotion.)
I just found them nice to hear and would like to share to all of you.

P.S.They include both Nature Sound Collection and Exploring Nature With Music Series.

Dreamygal


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#345426 - 01/06/02 11:09 AM Re: Solitudes~  
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No offense, but those Solitudes things make me ill. I mean, Pachelbel's Canon combined with whale sounds is just ... wrong. It bothers me when people market Classical music as background music. I think it devalues the music. Adding "nature sounds" just adds insult to injury. Why can't people just go for a walk in the park? Of course, if you can buy these sounds you don't have to go outside. We don't even need parks any more.
I'm sorry, but it's just one of those things that makes me ... shocked .

#345427 - 01/06/02 12:36 PM Re: Solitudes~  
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I'm with Okat47 on this one! And for a Canadian to be so publicly vociferous, he must really be burned!
No offense, Okat; I'm Canadian too and very proud of it! Yes, and I'm still with you on this issue!

Regards, eh!


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#345428 - 01/06/02 10:45 PM Re: Solitudes~  
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Though i do agree with you two for the most part, i have heard them and they are very relaxing to fall asleep to or to study. My roomate, who HATES classical music, loves those albums..and then when i played the real pieces( sans the whale noises), she got very excited and would actually listen to my chopin cds!
So, all that to say, even if we don;t liek them, perhaps they will get someone interested in classical music! yay!


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#345429 - 01/07/02 09:52 AM Re: Solitudes~  
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I'm with Pianomuse on this one. I don't personally like them but I like that people who don't normally listen to classical music like them.


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#345430 - 01/08/02 01:52 AM Re: Solitudes~  
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Nope, i don't like them. perhaps people who aren't really interested in Classical music do... but to me it seems like superficial rubbish. Sorry.

frown frown frown


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#345431 - 01/09/02 03:36 PM Re: Solitudes~  
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BruceD,

I've been posting on these boards for nearly 2 years now, and it's the first time I knew you're Canadian. So where in Canuckville are you from?

Agreed with the Solitudes to an extent, though some of them can be OK. My mother has the Pachebel Canon CD to ocean wave sounds that seems to work well.

Jamie


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#345432 - 01/12/02 01:49 PM Re: Solitudes~  
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Anybody who does not like classical must have been forced to listen to Bartok or Debussy. How can anyone not like Motzart, Beethoven, Bach, Haydn, Vivaldi, Brahms, Listz (sp?), Chopin Etc Etc, especially if they are the well know pieces. A lot of modern pop owes its roots to true classical music, as I'm sure you all know.

As for Solitudes: music is music and nature is nature they exist perfectly apart, as it should be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#345433 - 01/12/02 02:30 PM Re: Solitudes~  
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I think Andrew Lloyd Weber should be force-fed 10,000 hours of Solitudes. eek

#345434 - 01/13/02 06:46 AM Re: Solitudes~  
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uhm......debussy is nothing like bartok!? unless i'm listening to the wrong (basically tonal?) debussy (as opposed to the atonal 20th century composers - to make my point clear).


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#345435 - 01/13/02 07:20 AM Re: Solitudes~  
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BruceD,

I've been posting on these boards for nearly 2 years now, and it's the first time I knew you're Canadian. So where in Canuckville are you from?


Jamie



Jamie:

Although settled for some 30-odd years in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I'm originally from Victoria, and usually spend much of the summer there every year.

This year - although he doesn't know it yet - I may drop in on Norbert, in Vancouver.

Regards,


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#345436 - 01/14/02 07:22 PM Re: Solitudes~  
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A lot of modern pop owes its roots to true classical music, as I'm sure you all know.


I'm not too sure what you mean here. Would you care to elaborate? I think modern pop owes its roots to western musical theory which is the foundation for most European and American music of all types written from I don't know when. They have the same foundation, but I'm not too sure one follows from the other.

Another interesting note: a lot of classical music has as it's themes, folk music. If one considers blues (precursors to rock, jazz and pop in some way) as American folk music then some interesting food for thought emerges.

In a way, I can think of classical music as a compositional technique--the treatment of a theme. And as such it often goes into greater depth in its exploration of a musical idea than say a pop piece. But to me, the themes in classical and pop, rock, jazz, etc. are universal. And the musical foundation is the same.

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music is music and nature is nature they exist perfectly apart...

Not for me they don't because I think harmony springs from nature, somehow, I don't know how. But I think the mathematical relations of frequencies is a very natural thing.

I know your response was addressed to the issue of "Solitudes" but I had to come to the defense of nature. wink

Oh, and I have mixed feelings about the Solitude type recordings. They serve a different purpose. If I wanted to listen to Beethoven I wouldn't put on one of these recordings to do so. But if I'm shopping or in a cafe I would prefer it to, let's say, Beethoven with a disco beat!


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