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Old August 26th, 2016, 02:36 PM   #21

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I must admit I have developed a similar addiction to Chopin this last year. Never thought much of his music before (I was considering it too slow for my tastes, and I was never a great fan of piano anyway), but when I finally sat down to listen to him I got stuck with several of his melodies, couldn't get them out of my mind. Ever since, he often accompanies my quiet late night hours.

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Conjured it up as a Chopinesque spectre? No, I just happened to be passing!
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Old August 26th, 2016, 03:28 PM   #24

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To me Chopin's piano seems almost exceptionally good. Of all the piano players he is my favourite.
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Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have always been my personal favorites, but in studying the court of Louis XIV I came across Jean-Baptiste Lully, whose pieces have a very extravagant, baroque feel to them, and a unique fluttery quality which makes them recognizable.

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Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have always been my personal favorites, but in studying the court of Louis XIV I came across Jean-Baptiste Lully, whose pieces have a very extravagant, baroque feel to them, and a unique fluttery quality which makes them recognizable.

Do you like Rameau?

(Sokolov looks like Mad King George playing piano

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You've been missed, I really hope life's treating you well. Else it's the haggis for her, that'll teach her to behave.


Well, it's that part of the night that I spoke off above, I'll just share my Chopin playlist.















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I started to get into classical music a bit this year. The only composer that has really stuck so far is Vivaldi. I love his cello works. Are there any other composers known for their cello works?
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I was ill for a while, but almost back to strength now. (Could I have the haggis? )

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This is why I've never been able to rate Horowitz. He plays this almost nonchalantly, like he doesn't really care for it. Evgeny Kissin's recording shows a little more intensity to the music: darker coloured, more spice, a sense of movement. Chopin as homoviator, a man on the move:

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I started to get into classical music a bit this year. The only composer that has really stuck so far is Vivaldi. I love his cello works. Are there any other composers known for their cello works?
There is Boccherini - he was a cellist, wrote cello sonatas and also lots of string quintets with 2 cellos.

For me, overall favourite composers - Bach (J.S.) and Mozart.
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