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    Default Slightly OT: non-operatic music as good as operatic music

    OK, folks, what about a little variety exercise?
    Let's post YouTubes of gorgeous vocal music that would not be ashamed of being sung side by side with operatic music?
    I don't mean lieder, cantata, oratorio...
    I mean traditional, folk, even pop music that can reach similar peaks of beauty as those we came to expect from operatic music.

    Is it possible? I think it is. It depends on you guys being able to find it and post it.

    I'll start. Listen to this great, beautiful, classy diva of traditional Portuguese Fado:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    In continuation, I could of course post Torna a Surriento... it would fill the concept, but it's a bit overused. Instead, listen to this:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Another one:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Haunting Greek songs from my favourite non-operatic CD.



    Natalie

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    And the great, late Brazilian singer Elis Regina:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Fabulous, Natalie!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Now I'll go for a very, very oddball.
    This gotta be one of the most beautiful national anthems in the world:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    OK, now I'll risk my reputation. I'm sure you'll all laugh at me. Do prepare several pounds of sugar and get all the tacky items like a frontyard gnome or a refrigerator penguin, to go along with this. Alan will have a field day.

    Oh well, what can I say? I find this utterly romantic and melodious. It's not much worse than some Puccini. It may be because my dad loved this song, but I'm a sucker for this clp.

    I know, I know, I'll regret posting this, but here it goes:

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    OK, back to a serious one, and I'll quit for now, we'll see if anybody else cares to join the fun.

    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    I find overtone / throat singing fascinating. I know throat singers have extensive training though I'm not sure how it stacks up to classical voice training in length and difficulty.





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    This is a hymn, I don't know if it counts?
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    This is a hymn, I don't know if it counts?
    It does. Post #7 contains the national anthem of Israel. If an anthem counts, then I suppose a hymn also counts.
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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    Interesting stuff. Love the Brel, Tango and hymn.

    Would take a while to get used to the throat singing though!
    Natalie

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    Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen.....

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    Nice, Art Rock, and she is *so* beautiful!!!!
    "J'ai dit qu'il ne suffisait pas d'entendre la musique, mais qu'il fallait encore la voir" (Stravinsky)

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