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Old August 27th, 2016, 04:08 AM   #31

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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:

I see what you mean, you are right. Much more passion in Kissin's playing.
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Old August 27th, 2016, 04:14 AM   #32

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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?
Bach is the first to spring to mind. I think his prelude for Cello Suite no.1 is one of the most famous and recognisable cello pieces.




A personal favourite is the following Schubert piece (not a solely cello one).

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Old August 27th, 2016, 04:27 AM   #33

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Charles-Valentin Alkin was a Parisian contemporary (and close friend) of Chopin's who, like the more famous Polish emigre, was both accomplished composer and virtuoso pianist. Sadly, interest in his music died about the same time as he did. In recent years, he has begun to receive more attention from performers and composers, and rightly so.

These are both worth a listen:



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Old September 2nd, 2016, 01:36 PM   #34

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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?
In addition to Bach, try Elgar's Cello Concerto. Very different style, but great music. Also, the cello was one of Beethoven's favorite instruments--he composed a few cello sonatas.
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Old September 2nd, 2016, 04:33 PM   #35

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Jean-Baptiste Lully, of course!



I love the first track on this; it's the Overture to Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Danse de Neptune and Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs are the both of them amazing tracks. I love all of his work, but I would say the soundtrack he made, so to speak, for Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is his best.

He died because of an accident while he was conducting; he broke his foot with the conductor's staff, caught gangrene, and died.

We can't be good at everything, now, JB. Just because you're a brilliant composer doesn't mean you have stellar hand-eye coordination.
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I love Resphgi. Not always a composer but a chronicler of ancient music.
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Lennon and McCartney ? I like so much "classical music" but i m honest to consider Lennon and McCartney on the same level of classical music Genius like Vivaldi Bach Beethoven Mozart..
Lennon and McCarney were not able to "write"their music....It is Amazing the result they achieved..

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Lennon and McCartney ? I like so much "classical music" but i m honest to consider Lennon and McCartney on the same level of classical music Genius like Vivaldi Bach Beethoven Mozart..
Lennon and McCarney were not able to "write"their music....It is Amazing the result they achieved..
Jimi Hendrix Paco de Lucia, Erroll Garner, Mike Paton do not know how to write music too







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Jimi Hendrix Paco de Lucia, Erroll Garner, Mike Paton do not know how to write music too
Hendrix was a good guitar player....

Sorry for Hendrix fans... he was not a great "musician".. He has invented no melody..as an example
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All the composers mentioned are among my favorites and all have given me hours of joy. But greatest composer, I´ll quote Taruskin on that. He got it right.

Musicologist Richard Taruskin, the most important scholar of Russian music of his generation, had this to say about Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: “His contribution [is] simply staggering. Excepting only Tchaikovsky [and Shostakovich], virtually the whole Russian opera repertory is Rimsky’s creation. He is perhaps the most underrated composer of all time.”
Staggering, methinks, is an understatement.

This Wiki article will give you a better idea of his influence and his contribution. Something that is scarcely known to the westerner. His contribution to music was so immense there is no place for him except at the top of the list.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Rimsky-Korsakov


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