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Wonderful images - fabulous music

Post by bimbow on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 01:28

What a combination,

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Post by Kitkat on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 12:03

Lovely, really lovely.
Thanks for posting that, Bimbow. sunny
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Post by bimbow on Wed 04 Jul 2012, 23:38

Don't encourage me, KK!  I'm a sucker for a big tune and a great voice.  There are loads of versions of Dvorak's "Song to the Moon" on Youtube, with wonderful voices, but this one has a little extra for me.  I don't know how accurate the subtitles are - my Czech is distinctly rusty these days.

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Post by bimbow on Sun 12 May 2013, 00:04

Here's something I came across a few years ago.  I think it fits the thread title.

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Post by Kitkat on Sun 12 May 2013, 09:35

bimbow wrote:Here's something I came across a few years ago.  I think it fits the thread title.


Oh wow ... that was all-encapsulating and enthralling.  Just what I needed this morning!
Try watching/listening with full screen - you will be transported.   sunny
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Post by bimbow on Mon 13 May 2013, 00:03

KK, what about this wonderful duet?  It is from an opera by Korngold - "Die Tote Stadt" - set in Bruges, but the images are from the Salzburg area.  I've only been there once - 1988 or thereabouts.  I'm starting to get ideas..........

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Post by bimbow on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 21:08

Debussy's "Clair de Lune", orchestrated by Stokowski, but eventually omitted from the final cut of Disney's "Fantasia".

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Post by Whiskers on Wed 14 Aug 2013, 14:32

bimbow wrote:Debussy's "Clair de Lune", orchestrated by Stokowski, but eventually omitted from the final cut of Disney's "Fantasia".

This is divine.  purr
Tip:  Play it on full screen even better.
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Post by bimbow on Sat 17 Aug 2013, 22:51

Glad you enjoyed it, Whiskers.  Here's another piece of Debussy's early piano music, but without Stokowski's sugary orchestration.  There are loads of versions on Youtube, but I like this one as the performer, whose name is misspelt on the video, keeps it nice and simple. I also thought you might especially enjoy the sea scenes.

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Post by bimbow on Mon 16 Sep 2013, 00:25

A wonderful, and not very well-known piece by RVW.  Over eleven minutes, but worth your time, I'd hope.  Quite a vigorous performance.

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Post by Whiskers on Sun 22 Sep 2013, 00:53

bimbow wrote:Glad you enjoyed it, Whiskers.  Here's another piece of Debussy's early piano music, but without Stokowski's sugary orchestration.  There are loads of versions on Youtube, but I like this one as the performer, whose name is misspelt on the video, keeps it nice and simple. I also thought you might especially enjoy the sea scenes.

Yes, very lovely. purr   Soothing and calm.  Pity the images are not animated though.  The music is very appropriate for the calm rippling waters but doesn't fit in with the rough seas images.
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Post by bimbow on Sun 06 Oct 2013, 21:14

I've listened to many versions of the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony on Youtube.  Many are painfully and indulgently slow, in my opinion.  This performance, even though 8 and a half minutes long, still maintains some momentum, and brings out the bitter-sweet nature of certain passages of the music.

Many will know that Visconti made extensive use of Mahler's music in his classic film "Death in Venice", based on the novella by Thomas Mann.

Not to everyone's taste, but highly effective.

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Post by Kitkat on Sun 06 Oct 2013, 23:42

bimbow wrote:I've listened to many versions of the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony on Youtube.  Many are painfully and indulgently slow, in my opinion.
I remember from my music [appreciation] lessons at school, that 'Adagio' is a slow tempo. It would follow then that 'Adagietto' should be perhaps a little bit slow(?) or slow-ish(?)

Not exactly a lover of any of Mahler's music tbh - it all seems rather depressing to me.  I have seen the film 'Death in Venice' loads of times but don't remember the background music - apart from the gondola funeral scenes, but sure doesn't sound like funeral music to me (listening to it in that video).  I definitely wouldn't want that played at my funeral anyway, that's for sure! thumbdown   You can be sure I'd make my presence known in no uncertain terms.  violin2  giggle
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Post by bimbow on Sat 16 Nov 2013, 23:26

Here's a piece many will recognise - Albinoni's Adagio, accompanied by some nice(ish) pics.

Of course, the piece is far too Romantic to be Albinoni, but it is still very appealing.

http://borepatch.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/rimo-giazotto-hoax-attributed-to-tomaso.html

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Post by Kitkat on Sun 17 Nov 2013, 19:52

bimbow wrote:Here's a piece many will recognise - Albinoni's Adagio,

I love you  That just happens to one of my very favourite pieces of music - but I never knew what it was until now!

Thank you, bimbow.  happyheart
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Post by bimbow on Tue 19 Nov 2013, 00:11

KK, I hope you don't mind if I wander a bit off topic.  Here is a piece of genuine Albinoni - important to me as I chose it for part of my father's funeral nearly 7 years ago.  No great images, just a lovely piece.

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Post by Kitkat on Sun 01 Dec 2013, 01:09

bimbow wrote: Here is a piece of genuine Albinoni - important to me as I chose it for part of my father's funeral nearly 7 years ago.  No great images, just a lovely piece.
Like that one. sunny 
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Post by bimbow on Tue 03 Dec 2013, 23:03

More for a hot sunny summer day than early December, but you can use your imagination.  And a suitably chilled glass of wine is not impossible, whatever the season.

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Post by Kitkat on Wed 04 Dec 2013, 09:52

Debussy's l'Apres Midi d'un Faun was one of the pieces on the curriculum for my music appreciation/evaluation classes at school in preparation for the Intermediate Exam (equivalent to 'O' Levels here).  It was my least liked, and I hoped it wouldn't crop up in the exam.  It did! but thank goodness we had a choice option, so I didn't have to tackle it.

Mozart was my favourite, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik the ultimate, not least because at that time the Overture had been made into a popular instrumental single (can't remember who by), which actually got to Number 1 in the Top 20 musical charts in Ireland for a time!

Here is the Second Movement from Mozart's EKN.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find any pretty scenes to go with it, so the visual is a bit boring here (to say the least!).

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Post by Kitkat on Wed 04 Dec 2013, 10:05

Changing the mood somewhat ...  

Lord of the Dance performed in Hyde Park, London.  I was there! What a memory ... Very Happy 
Michael Flatley - one of my favourite people. What that man did for Irish music and dance is just phenomenal.  A veritable genius.  

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Post by Whiskers on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 22:16

Wow! I have just sat through watching and listening to the whole performance, and I will gladly sit through it all again for a repeat. There is some real talent there. Amazing!
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 22:56

bimbow wrote:A beautiful Mozart trio from "Così fan tutte".

OK, forget the video - sublime music.

Actually, quite a pleasing video if you happen to live in that pretty little village and are photographing the surrounding countryside area, which may have been the intention from the balloon.  Smile 

I love the Parisienne one, (sight and sound) .... brings back memories of when I lived there (a long time ago, when I was young and innocent)  




This is quite lovely. Just a still image, but a lovely one all the same.  Shame about having to go through the annoying ad first - there doesn't seem to be any option to skip it.  (Why do some YT vids have that but not others?)

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Post by bimbow on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 23:16

The Dvorak is lovely.  I didn't see any ads, and I don't get them on FB or The Guardian or any forums.  I installed Adblock Plus on my laptop, and it works.  It is also free, though a small donation will be accepted I think!
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 28 Apr 2014, 23:27

bimbow wrote:I didn't see any ads, and I don't get them on FB or The Guardian or any forums.  I installed Adblock Plus on my laptop, and it works.  It is also free, though a small donation will be accepted I think!

Synchronicity or what!??  surprised  I have literally just now been reading through help guide details of which ad blocker might be the best to use. Info on Adblock Plus is still open on my laptop, after just having read through it!

Got to be a sign.  cheesy  Thanks, B. Going to give it a try.  :thumb: 
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Post by bimbow on Sun 07 Dec 2014, 01:00

Beautiful images - hypnotic  music.


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