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    Hang on tightly.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Hang on tightly.
    I am trying! Ok, no it ended. I must fix my heary mess, and change my destroyed cloths. The glasses, I can not find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oskaar View Post
    I am trying! Ok, no it ended. I must fix my heary mess, and change my destroyed cloths. The glasses, I can not find...
    Just listened to Haydn's Creation. Blew me away too!

    The problem is "coming down!!!" after listening! Almost like a hangover!!!
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Been listening to Brahm's Piano Concerto No 1 and it had the same effect on me
    The first movement in particular with that power and interplay between piano and orchestra

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    I listen to all this celestial music; then I turn on the TV news and it's like non-stop crap!!!
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    Sounds like no one but Schoenberg to me. It post-dates Verklarte Nacht, after all, and even the unpublished String Quartet in D bears the hallmarks of Schoenberg's emerging style. Of course, at the time he was quite inspired by Wagner and Strauss (he'd probably never encountered Ravel at the time, and Ravel hadn't written any of his masterpieces yet anyway).
    I know, I wasn't guessing influences. There's a certain hue to what Ravel's style would develop, it's impressions sound somewhat "French" to me, while there are parts with Straussian thickness and Wagnerian dramatism (and if my ear doesn't fool me, certain chords progressions) the material is "German" of course. At least this are my still rather undigested thoughts on it. I don't know how could I almost completely ignore the piece until now... Pelleas und Melisande sound much more "Schoenberg" in comparison, but that could be just conditioning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richannes Wrahms View Post
    I know, I wasn't guessing influences. There's a certain hue to what Ravel's style would develop, it's impressions sound somewhat "French" to me, while there are parts with Straussian thickness and Wagnerian dramatism (and if my ear doesn't fool me, certain chords progressions) the material is "German" of course. At least this are my still rather undigested thoughts on it. I don't know how could I almost completely ignore the piece until now... Pelleas und Melisande sound much more "Schoenberg" in comparison, but that could be just conditioning.
    I definitely agree with the bolded parts. One book on Impressionism I read actually cited the sunrise prelude of the opening.

    I wasn't quite taken with Gurrelieder the first time I heard it, but I love it now, despite its rather heterogeneous style.

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    Blown me away is definitely the phrase for Death and the Maiden performed by the Pavel Haas Quartet. I'm going to have to look into the Quartet's other releases. (Also on the CD is the equally superb String Quintet in C Major). Played with real passion...

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    Mozart - Figaro

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    Yesterday I was blown away by my favourite piano concerto; – Shumann - Konzert für Klavier und Orchester a-moll op.54 Christian Zacharias/Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester/Hans Vonk (Live-Recording)

    outstanding !

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    The Marriage of Figaro, and Mozart in general.


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    In the past few months I've heard the following four violin concerti for probably the first time, and I've been thoroughly impressed, blown away.

    Stravinsky (love that repeating chord), Szymanowski #1 (what a fantastic opening), Adams (relentless and atmospheric) and Ligeti (out of this world, can't be from this one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    In the past few months I've heard the following four violin concerti for probably the first time, and I've been thoroughly impressed, blown away.

    Stravinsky (love that repeating chord), Szymanowski #1 (what a fantastic opening), Adams (relentless and atmospheric) and Ligeti (out of this world, can't be from this one)
    Curious if you have the Kopatchinskaja recordings of the Stravinsky and Ligeti? I think these are fantastic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Curious if you have the Kopatchinskaja recordings of the Stravinsky and Ligeti? I think these are fantastic.
    I do have Kopatchinskaya performing Ligeti, and Baiba Skride performing Stravinsky
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    slow movement Myaskovsky 27th symphony-the man is the master of a restrained melancholia-no room for extreme emotion or overstated romanticism here-elegiac is a word I have already used in another post and it most definitely means that a man arguably trapped within the confines of an ideological tyranny can 'speak' beyond his immediate circumstances........
    'so where are the strong, who are the trusted and where is the harmony, sweet harmony?'
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