What are you listening to now?
Klaus last edited by
I found this excerpt on YT:Link to video
It's interesting to compare it with the Liszt transcription:Link to video
I think I prefer the Liszt variant slightly. Overall, I must say, though, that, at least in the finale of the 9th, they fail to convince me relative to the orchestral version.
@Klaus I've listened to that recording countless times. However, I never followed the score.
Gives me a new appreciation for all thing things that are going on.
And how freakishly difficult it must be to play. All. Those. Octaves.
George K last edited by George K
Speaking of transcriptions...
As I mentioned, I'm reading "2312," and in it there's a description of a concert in which one of the pieces performed was a four-hand version of the Beethoven Grosse Fuge. They even mentioned the opus number: 134.
I had no idea this thing existed, but, there you have it. Beethoven himself transcribed it for four hands:Link to video
Oh, and speaking of speaking of transcriptions, my first encounter with Peter Serkin was a recording I purchased in 1972 (?) of him playing Beethoven's Op. 61(a) - the piano version of the violin concerto.Link to video
Doctor Phibes last edited by
Since we're doing piano, I recently rediscovered this album on Amazon music - it accompanies my dog walks. I just love this guy's playing.Link to video
@Doctor-Phibes said in What are you listening to now?:
I recently rediscovered this album on Amazon music
Thanks for that. I just added it to my library. He's got quite the discography!
This is a bit more than half...
Doctor Phibes last edited by Doctor Phibes
Early Bud Powell is amazing. As he got older, it was less good - he suffered a lot from mental illness, back when the treatment was rather unsophisticated. A very sad life - he died in 1966 at the age of 41 from a combination of TB and alcoholism.
The Beethoven "Triple" Concerto - arranged for piano trio.
bachophile last edited by
Dave Mason alone together
Really fine subtly good rock and roll
Wow.Link to video
If you didn't know it was Joni Mitchell, you'd never guess.
I always preferred her version to the saccharine Judy Collins version. I also prefer this recording to Collins'.
Copper last edited by
Did I already post this?
Maybe, if so, here it is againLink to video
Link to video
A wonderful recording of, probably my favorite of Sibelius' symphonies.
The second movement is just wonderful. Go to about 4:30 and listen to how well he brings out the pizzicato of the strings as counterpoint to the main melody.
I've said this is the perfect "Winter Symphony," even more than the Tchaikovsky 4th.
Now I'm hearing Foster The People with Sit Next To Me.
mark last edited by
@george-k I love the Sibelius symphonies. My favorite set is the one of all the symphonies played by the Boston Symphony conducted by Colin Davis. At the time of these recordings my cousin was playing in the viola section. He told me the orchestra members all liked and respected Colin Davis.
The Weeknd with Save Your Tears.
Kincaid last edited by
RN listening to way to much Taylor Swift. Daughter #3 almost always commandeering the car stereo on our trips.
I did help her purchase a nice entry level turntable and speakers though, which was kind of fun. And bought her Rumors and Revolver as Christmas presents for her growing collection of vinyl.
Lady Gaga with Poker Face.