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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
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    Fuck, Paganini is hard to play. But, FUCK is he awesome.

    What do you play, anyway?

    Guitar and bass, though I've been dabbling in piano lately.

    Double bass, or bass guitar?

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Fuck, Paganini is hard to play. But, FUCK is he awesome.

    What do you play, anyway?

    Guitar and bass, though I've been dabbling in piano lately.

    Double bass, or bass guitar?

    Stand up and shout!

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Fuck, Paganini is hard to play. But, FUCK is he awesome.

    What do you play, anyway?

    Guitar and bass, though I've been dabbling in piano lately.

    Double bass, or bass guitar?

    Stand up and shout!

    ...kay.

    I play the piano very, very poorly. I was thinking of trying out the cello later this year. I fell in love with the instrument when I heard it's solo in the beginning of Sibelius' 4th.

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Elendil wrote:
    Poldy wrote:
    Fuck, Paganini is hard to play. But, FUCK is he awesome.

    What do you play, anyway?

    Guitar and bass, though I've been dabbling in piano lately.

    Double bass, or bass guitar?

    Stand up and shout!

    ...kay.

    I play the piano very, very poorly. I was thinking of trying out the cello later this year. I fell in love with the instrument when I heard it's solo in the beginning of Sibelius' 4th.

    I think I might see if there's anyway I can learn a classical instrument at Fordham (as in, very cheap). I'm thinking either piano, cello, or....



    ....



    ....



    ...get ready for gayness...





    ....




    ...harpsichord

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Awesome.

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    stiliststilist Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Harpsichord sounds like a fun idea.

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    From what I've heard, it is impossible to play that harpsichord if you are used to playing piano, so I figured I know my theory, I'd just need technique.

    Fordham has a campus at Lincoln Center. I'd imagine someone must want to teach Harpsichord in that area.

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    stiliststilist Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    From what I've heard, it is impossible to play that harpsichord if you are used to playing piano, so I figured I know my theory, I'd just need technique.

    Fordham has a campus at Lincoln Center. I'd imagine someone must want to teach Harpsichord in that area.
    Well, let's consider the odds:

    - private school
    - all-male
    - poldy

    I think that puts it at about 97.6% right there.

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    monikermoniker Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Isn't the harpsichord just the gay cousin of the piano?

    Oh, and thanks again for the Chopin links.

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    hehe

    My high school was all guys. I made suuuuure Fordham had wimminz.

    Also - they had better have fucked up the notation, because, if not, those two bars totally suck.

    edit* So I went to check the music.

    I thought I was fucking shredding the fifth capriccio.

    Then I listened to the song.

    D:

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    The_Indigo_ApocalypseThe_Indigo_Apocalypse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    You know what piece is fun to play?

    Holst's The Planets.

    I <3 Jupiter!!

    Poldy: I hate when that happens. T_T. but it's good to listen to the recording, because then it helps give you more of an idea on what you need to work on, and gives you a different perspective on the piece.

    ...That still doesn't make it suck any less though (i.e. thinking you were doing well and then getting a reality check smack in the face), lol

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    stiliststilist Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.

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    The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Oh, hah hah Poldy. The fifth caprice.


    :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jK978921Yw

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Do you have the Jacqueline du Pre (spelling?) recording of the Elgar cello concerto? For the love of God, PM me if you don't.

    Edit: shit, I'm on my friends computer and I forgot. this is YosemiteSam.
    like zomg srsly. Everyone needs this. The first movement is incredible. Everyone, do yourself a favor and PM me if you don't have it.

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    So could someone recommend me something with some nice relaxing piano?

    Cheers.

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Dublo7 wrote:
    So could someone recommend me something with some nice relaxing piano?

    Cheers.
    Every movement besides Rondo Alla Turca of Sonata in A, K. 331 (Turkish March) by Mozart.

    I can vounch for this version.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    The third movement of Shostakovich's 8th is pretty rad. I love it when he composes like a lunatic.

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    BogartBogart Streetwise Hercules Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    Dublo7 wrote:
    So could someone recommend me something with some nice relaxing piano?

    Cheers.

    Angela Hewitt's performance of The Goldberg Variations. Or Glenn Gould's two recordings of the same. I hear good things about Murray Perahia's recording as well, but haven't heard it myself.

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    PatheinPathein Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

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    The_Indigo_ApocalypseThe_Indigo_Apocalypse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Pathein wrote:
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

    I was lucky enough to play that in my youth orchestra as our Season Finale piece. (That, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lmao--that actually a pretty difficult piece, believe it or not! ) It was sooo much fun, we were even got to play it in our City's Symphony Hall.

    Neptune is really cool too. Though I love the power of Mars.

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    PatheinPathein Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Uranus and Neptune were my favourites. Very ethereal. My school band was just brass and woodwind, so we never get perform anything really neat. The band teacher had an unhealthy obssesion with movie scores.

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    The_Indigo_ApocalypseThe_Indigo_Apocalypse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Pathein wrote:
    Uranus and Neptune were my favourites. Very ethereal. My school band was just brass and woodwind, so we never get perform anything really neat. The band teacher had an unhealthy obssesion with movie scores.

    I am so very sorry. :(

    Uranus and Neptune are indeed pretty damn awesome.

    Pshh, I'm just gonna go ahead and say that all of the movements just plain rock.

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Hey Elendil, the BSO is doing Sibelius's violin concerto at Tanglewood.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    Hey Elendil, the BSO is doing Sibelius's violin concerto at Tanglewood.

    Nice. Not really my favorite Sibelius, but it's pretty good nonetheless. The finale is rockin'.

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    FireflashFireflash Montreal, QCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Pathein wrote:
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

    I was lucky enough to play that in my youth orchestra as our Season Finale piece. (That, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lmao--that actually a pretty difficult piece, believe it or not! ) It was sooo much fun, we were even got to play it in our City's Symphony Hall.

    Neptune is really cool too. Though I love the power of Mars.

    Anyone else feel that John Williams pretty much ripped off Holst when listening to Mars and comparing to Star Wars?

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Fireflash wrote:
    Pathein wrote:
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

    I was lucky enough to play that in my youth orchestra as our Season Finale piece. (That, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lmao--that actually a pretty difficult piece, believe it or not! ) It was sooo much fun, we were even got to play it in our City's Symphony Hall.

    Neptune is really cool too. Though I love the power of Mars.

    Anyone else feel that John Williams pretty much ripped off Holst when listening to Mars and comparing to Star Wars?

    Protip: John Williams never did anything original in his whole life.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Now that I think about it, there's a chance I'm just not a fan of violin concerti. There's only two I really love at the moment-- the Berg and the Ligeti.

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    The_Indigo_ApocalypseThe_Indigo_Apocalypse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    Fireflash wrote:
    Pathein wrote:
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

    I was lucky enough to play that in my youth orchestra as our Season Finale piece. (That, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lmao--that actually a pretty difficult piece, believe it or not! ) It was sooo much fun, we were even got to play it in our City's Symphony Hall.

    Neptune is really cool too. Though I love the power of Mars.

    Anyone else feel that John Williams pretty much ripped off Holst when listening to Mars and comparing to Star Wars?

    Protip: John Williams never did anything original in his whole life.

    It's a sad sad world. >_<

    Elendil: Have you ever listened to Sibelius's Violin Concerto (I suggest the recording that Sophie Anne Mutter plays)? It's AMAZING. Seriously, go check it out. Right now. NOW!!

    That, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Have you listened to that one?

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    Fireflash wrote:
    Pathein wrote:
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

    I was lucky enough to play that in my youth orchestra as our Season Finale piece. (That, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lmao--that actually a pretty difficult piece, believe it or not! ) It was sooo much fun, we were even got to play it in our City's Symphony Hall.

    Neptune is really cool too. Though I love the power of Mars.

    Anyone else feel that John Williams pretty much ripped off Holst when listening to Mars and comparing to Star Wars?

    Protip: John Williams never did anything original in his whole life.

    It's a sad sad world. >_<

    Elendil: Have you ever listened to Sibelius's Violin Concerto (I suggest the recording that Sophie Anne Mutter plays)? It's AMAZING. Seriously, go check it out. Right now. NOW!!

    That, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Have you listened to that one?


    TIA, there's a violin concerto by Mendelssohn, that's really ligth and airy (suprised ;)) Bernstein used it in one of his young people's concerts. Can you name it before wikipedia?!

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Elendil: Have you ever listened to Sibelius's Violin Concerto (I suggest the recording that Sophie Anne Mutter plays)? It's AMAZING. Seriously, go check it out. Right now. NOW!!

    That, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Have you listened to that one?
    The first movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto is sex. The second movement is also very good, and the third is fine enough on its own but pales in comparison to the first and does not fit with the tone of the other two movements, unfortunately. I have the Tchaikovsky and I'm trying to remember how it is. I can't listen to it at the moment, but I will get to that in the next couple days. I am on a severe classical binge at the moment.

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    The_Indigo_ApocalypseThe_Indigo_Apocalypse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    YosemiteSam: ZOMG, I LOVE THE BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO, and it's BETTER than sex when you actually get to play it. <3!!! I agree with you about the other movements. ^_^

    Oh man, the Tchaik. is beautiful. Especially the beginning, it's so emotional when played well.

    Poldy: Yes I know what you're talking about, but I'm afraid I don't remember the whole title of it, and I don't happen to have the music on hand (that I know of...I can't remember if I was ever assigned that by my private teacher...)! :( ... It is indeed very good though!

    Hmm..I'm going to have to go through my music library now to see if I have it or not...

    Also, I tend to like the Carmen Fantasy A LOT. It's beautiful. And has anyone listened to the Brahms Violin Concerto? <3 It's BEAUTIFUL.

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I need some moral support, guys. I'm coming here to hide. The heathens are taking over the chat thread.

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Beethoven's symphony is a four dimensional symphony.

    Take THAT to the music thread.

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    The Green Eyed MonsterThe Green Eyed Monster i blame hip hop Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
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    MoriartyMoriarty __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2006
    more like assical music

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    YosemiteSamYosemiteSam Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    LEAVE

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    PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    D:

    A raid!!!

    Watch out for gay porn.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Poldy wrote:
    Fireflash wrote:
    Pathein wrote:
    stilist wrote:
    Interestingly enough, I happen to be listening to The Planets right now, and was going to comment on how great it is.
    Definitely great. When I was in high school that was the first thing I went to see performed by my state orchestra. Borrowed it from the library and managed to lose the disc as well. I was such a band geek back then.

    I was lucky enough to play that in my youth orchestra as our Season Finale piece. (That, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, lmao--that actually a pretty difficult piece, believe it or not! ) It was sooo much fun, we were even got to play it in our City's Symphony Hall.

    Neptune is really cool too. Though I love the power of Mars.

    Anyone else feel that John Williams pretty much ripped off Holst when listening to Mars and comparing to Star Wars?

    Protip: John Williams never did anything original in his whole life.

    It's a sad sad world. >_<

    Elendil: Have you ever listened to Sibelius's Violin Concerto (I suggest the recording that Sophie Anne Mutter plays)? It's AMAZING. Seriously, go check it out. Right now. NOW!!

    That, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Have you listened to that one?

    As mentioned earlier, I have the Sibelius. Like I said, pretty good, but not something I'm drawn to often. Not sure why, honestly. Haven't heard the Tchaikovsky.

    The Beethoven is the worst offender: I see how popular it is, but I just can't get into it. It leaves me cold for some reason. I'm warming up to the Bartok 2nd, and I still need to give more time to the Shostakovich 1st.

    I think I might like the Mendelssohn. It's been a while since I listened.

    I'm sure I'll come around to more of them, but at the moment I find myself preferring cello and piano concerti.

    Edit: I might pick up the Shostakovich piano concerti tonight. I haven't decided yet.

    Edit: Edit: Yes, the Mendelssohn is holding up well. About as good as I remember.

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    ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    YosemiteSam: :^: :^: :^:

    Poldy: The 32nd sonata is better than the Ninth Symphony.

    Possibly.

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    The_Indigo_ApocalypseThe_Indigo_Apocalypse Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Oh dear, it seems I've missed a lot since I ate lunch and took a shower!!

    D:


    Yosemite, you can hide behind me, lol

    Moriarty: :?

    Celery: Don't bring that in here! Ahhh!

    Elendil: Oh, I frgot that you'd listened to the Sibelius. Well, you know, it wasn't popular at all when Sibelius first came out with it--it was far ahead of it's time, and even now, a lot of people have had a hard time understanding/warming up to it.

    Bartok is good, as well as the Shastakovitch. :D !

    You might want to give a listen to the Weinowski (god, I can't remember how to spell his name, is that right? I don't think it is...I'm pretty sure I left out an "e")

    Also, the Saint-Saen Violin Concerto is excellent, although, with most people, it's one of those pices that you either like or dislike. I highly suggest the second and third movements for listening. The first movement is excellent as well. I recommend Pearlman's recording of it.

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