What "classical" music ...

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I mean, anything from medieval through renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic up to the 21st century!

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In his elaborate (and excellent, as usual) liner notes, Rampe points out that Sweelinck, along with Froberger, J.S. Bach and Liszt, was one of the four most influential keyboard composers ever. He uses four different keyboard isntruments to display the tonal palette of the composer's time, among them the oldest playable Ruckers harpsichord, the (in part) oldest organ of the world (going back to 1425!) and the only one with original lead pipes. Great introduction to this composer's work.

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I was painting all weekend, and I was listening to this, of all things -- Wagner's Ring cycle, not the one conducted by Solti, but an earlier one, available on Archipel:

Archipel Ring

Done in the early 50's, very good mono sound, and the performances are breathtaking. Plus, you can get it on the cheap at Berkshire Music.

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Got that set yesterday and listened to disc 1. Satisfying.

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The Brahms is my favorite of all the great romantic violin concertos. While I prefer an earlier Deusche Gramophon version by David Oistrakh, this one is very good.

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Liszt transcriptions for solo piano of Beethoven symphonies. Leslie Howard. Hyperion.

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Come on guys, don't compartmentalize the music. We have a general "what are you listenig to" thread - who prevents you from posting your classical music listening there?

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Yeah, we don't need no stinkin' ghettos!

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Ghetto music...

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Haydn, string quartet op. 33, #4.

Nice.

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Ives - Holiday Symphony (Tilson Thomas, Chicago)

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Feldman - Triadic Memories

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Yeah, we don't need no stinkin' ghettos!

.... then why is there a vinyl "ghetto"?

No ghetto, just a more concentrated view.

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:lol:

Hmmmmm . . . . I can see laughing at some of Haydn's string quartets (he meant them to be funny), but Beethoven's? :huh::unsure::blink:

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There's humor, both wild and subtle, in the Beethoven quartets.

But is that what JazzKat meant? :w

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About the only 'classical' I still get a mischevious grin from listening to is Mauricio Kagel. All of his Deutsche Grammophone recordings are great, and help to give the label its unspoken moniker - home of the 20th Century's weirdest music!

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But what does JazzKat mean?

teen hormones, remember?

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But what does JazzKat mean?

teen hormones, remember?

As a person who's raised two children. your idiocy is not normal.

You gotta work at it.

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There's humor, both wild and subtle, in the Beethoven quartets.

Agreed, but not the laugh-out-loud kind, unlike some of Haydn's.

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Hmmmmm . . . . I can see laughing at some of Haydn's string quartets (he meant them to be funny), but Beethoven's? :huh::unsure::blink:

I certainly hope that the Grand Fugue is meant to be funny. Otherwise, it is some scary shit.

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Haydn? And I was under the impression it all started with Penderecki's Threnody.

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I certainly hope that the Grand Fugue is meant to be funny. Otherwise, it is some scary shit.

Nothing "funny" about it.

This is the real deal.

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But what does JazzKat mean?

teen hormones, remember?

As a person who's raised two children. your idiocy is not normal.

You gotta work at it.

:excited:

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I couldn't posibly hate you any more scum bag. But I'm not going to say anything else.

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I couldn't posibly hate you any more scum bag. But I'm not going to say anything else.

Chill the fuck out jr.

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