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    Does it mean even dog enjoying the music?



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    Seriously I wish that this piece blew me away as much as this cover (j/k).



    (p.s. just another reason why classical music doesn't sell well today... where are the guns, the chicks, the sci-fi acid drugs?)



    Today we have 24 caprices with a bad hair day. Where is Roddy Rod Stewart when we need a hairdresser?
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
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    Within my own CD / LP collection the strangest cover is undoubtedly this one:





    I await any plausible explanation as to why Leif Ove Andsnes and the Artemis Quartet are each sporting fluorescent light tubes. Does this represent the Enlightenment, perhaps? (I can't think of anything else, but if so they're a bit late for works written in 1842 and 1865)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnaboutVox View Post
    Within my own CD / LP collection the strangest cover is undoubtedly this one:





    I await any plausible explanation as to why Leif Ove Andsnes and the Artemis Quartet are each sporting fluorescent light tubes. Does this represent the Enlightenment, perhaps? (I can't think of anything else, but if so they're a bit late for works written in 1842 and 1865)
    Dan Flavin sculptures, think of spiritual music.

    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert7 View Post
    Dan Flavin sculptures, think of spiritual music.
    Yes, but it looks more like Erato went down to the local electrical hardware suppliers for inspiration!

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    It is representative of the opera, but the image is still strange in my opinion.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnaboutVox View Post
    I await any plausible explanation as to why Leif Ove Andsnes and the Artemis Quartet are each sporting fluorescent light tubes. Does this represent the Enlightenment, perhaps? (I can't think of anything else, but if so they're a bit late for works written in 1842 and 1865)
    I have the same recording. I've always assumed they are big white piano keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnaboutVox View Post
    Yes, but it looks more like Erato went down to the local electrical hardware suppliers for inspiration!


    Neon lights never looked so big as this one. Think of the Artemis Quartet with lots of music schwartzes.
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
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    Is there some subtext, or is it completely random?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Balthazar View Post
    Is there some subtext, or is it completely random?


    Is it "I give up. What do you put on the cover of the 7,369th recorded version of Beethoven's Violin Concerto?"

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    "Behind the forbidding exterior of Beethoven's music we can always glimpse the warmth and understanding of an old and loyal friend..."

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    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Ok so a for this next one, there are three different creative voices arguing for another cliche CD cover. "It should have a nature scene!" "No, we should show the conductor in action!" "No, we should respect the composer and have their portrait" they bicker on and on until a bureaucratic collective decides the most efficient thing to do is to combine these cliches together into one horrible awkward CD. Voila:



    And in case you don't know how to read, they squeezed in a photo of an oboe to let you know it's the solo instrument for one of the works on here

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    Mutter looks like she killed a man.



    Violins in the first degree.

    Now who's yo daddy?
    "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Is that some kind of joke?"
    --Robert Christgau
    "there's a fine line between having an open mind and having your whole brain fall out"
    --Anonymous

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