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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwell View Post
    I'm always torn between RVW's 4th, 5th and 8th. I think they are all staggering works in their different ways. I think the 5th the most serene of the lot, though, without question.
    The third not for you?

    Sir Mark Elder's reading is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janxharris View Post
    I will keep trying with Bach (I like the double Violin Concerto btw) but every time I try I end up saying 'never again'. It might just be a very subjective thing I guess. I tend to like music that occupies it's own unique harmonic space; I don't hear that with Bach generally.

    Really appreciate your post though AC Brio.
    Give this remarkable YouTube video of the Bach D-minor keyboard concerto a viewing/listen or two. It reduces me to tears every time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=osg_WmeLxQk
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    Quote Originally Posted by janxharris View Post
    The third not for you?

    Sir Mark Elder's reading is good.
    I adore all of them. I've 5 complete cycles (Boult, Handley, Haitink, Previn, Thomson), plus extra bits and pieces for some (for example, I have Elder's 1st and Manze's 2nd and 7th). I would listen to 3 before 9, and the 'flat trumpeter' gets me every time. I just prefer 4, 5 and 8 to any other, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwell View Post
    I adore all of them. I've 5 complete cycles (Boult, Handley, Haitink, Previn, Thomson), plus extra bits and pieces for some (for example, I have Elder's 1st and Manze's 2nd and 7th). I would listen to 3 before 9, and the 'flat trumpeter' gets me every time. I just prefer 4, 5 and 8 to any other, I think.
    Excellent - a great selection you have there; he's truly a unique voice in music.

    Elder's take on the third is on YT:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csSA5OKqF54

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    Give this remarkable YouTube video of the Bach D-minor keyboard concerto a viewing/listen or two. It reduces me to tears every time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=osg_WmeLxQk
    It starts at 1:10, the music completely captivated me and emotions absolutely engulf me (I consider myself quite rational)... Great piece and great performance. I really love Baroque music, it brings me many intellectual challenges and a lot of joy and pleasure, but only (some) Bach's works has such a strong effect (if we stay in the Baroque period).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange Magic View Post
    Give this remarkable YouTube video of the Bach D-minor keyboard concerto a viewing/listen or two. It reduces me to tears every time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=osg_WmeLxQk
    Nice performance! Thanks for the link. Makes me wonder why people think Mozart invented the Piano Concerto!

    Edit to add: I wonder why she had a page turner?! She barely looked at the score, and I doubt she really needed to do so when she did. Nice gig if you can get it, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwell View Post
    I'm always torn between RVW's 4th, 5th and 8th. I think they are all staggering works in their different ways. I think the 5th the most serene of the lot, though, without question.
    The 4th, not so much for me, but I don't dislike it. I do like the 8th though. When first considering the OP, I was torn between the Romanza in the 5th and the last mvt. of the Sea Symphony. Losing time and space with Whitman and RVW, especially with the lights down, is a rejuvenating spiritual and transcendental experience I find.

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    Everybody knows I'm a Mahler fan(atic), and it was the 2nd Symphony that hooked me. But I've never before written about the strange way in which the 1st movement of the 3rd affected me the first time I ever listened to it. It was an unexpected and overmastering feeling that I knew this music already: totally, completely, intimately. It wasn't just "Hey, I've heard this before;" it was as if the music and I were ONE in some metaphysical sense; it was as if, somehow, I had been INVOLVED in its composition. I've never felt that way since about anything.

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    Listening to the right CD player, in this case Simaudio Andromeda (it has a big sound),
    Mahler 8 Solti finale, last 4 mins,
    Bruckner 4 VPO Haitink, all
    Beethoven 9th Isserstedt VPO movement 1.
    Bruckner TeDeum, beginning Haitink VPO

    I wrote a note to myself. "When I am sad, I listen to luxury music". The above are examples of that.

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    Classical music ''purifies'' m y soul and mind and keeps me focused when doing important or work that I dont like, as a ''bg noise''.
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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