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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Alan B » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:01 pm

Ah. Emma Kirkby...

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Post by Alan B » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:11 pm

More Emma Kirkby

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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Alan B » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:15 pm

Even more Emma Kirkby
(I have her signed vinyl...)
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Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:21 pm

I was lucky enough to share a dinner table with Emma Kirkby once. A lovely person, but jeez, she eats like a pig!
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Hermit » Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:12 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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...Chopin not really having the orchestration chops to match his expertise at writing for piano...
That's probably why he could not get anyone to perform his first piano concerto, or even get the score printed, until this one became a success. Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 was composed in 1829, a year before Piano Concerto No. 1 , Op. 11
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Alan B » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:45 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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I was lucky enough to share a dinner table with Emma Kirkby once. A lovely person, but jeez, she eats like a pig!
I had a chat with her during the interval at The Maltings, Surrey where she was performing. I think we sort of 'clicked' - she kept looking back as she returned to the stage (sigh).

I was in love - which was unfortunate as I was with a lady-friend at the time... :whistle:
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:52 am

Hermit wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:12 am
Brian Peacock wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:37 pm
...Chopin not really having the orchestration chops to match his expertise at writing for piano...
That's probably why he could not get anyone to perform his first piano concerto, or even get the score printed, until this one became a success. Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 was composed in 1829, a year before Piano Concerto No. 1 , Op. 11
Yeah. It's not like they're bad pieces, it's just that they don't hang together easily.
Alan B wrote:
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Brian Peacock wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:21 pm
I was lucky enough to share a dinner table with Emma Kirkby once. A lovely person, but jeez, she eats like a pig!
I had a chat with her during the interval at The Maltings, Surrey where she was performing. I think we sort of 'clicked' - she kept looking back as she returned to the stage (sigh).

I was in love - which was unfortunate as I was with a lady-friend at the time... :whistle:
Pretty lady smiled at you eh? Definite come-on that. :D
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Hermit » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:29 am

Yes, well, we've had this piece before, but...



This performance is one of the very few that makes me really, really wish I had a good multi-channel system.
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:29 am

Marvellous.
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Brian Peacock » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:57 am

From the same gig...

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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Hermit » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:13 am

^^^ Nice noise.

Probably the brest pianist of all time. (Schumann only)



0:00:58 Schumann, Piano Concerto
0:31:19 Tchaikovsky, Symphony #5
1:18:24 Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake Waltz
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:48 am

Top comment: "This is even more amazing because she can see her hands." :)
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Hermit » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:57 am

Brian Peacock wrote:
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Top comment: "This is even more amazing because she cannot see her hands." :)
That had me chuckling too.

Maybe I was just in the wrong mood for Schumann, but I found the audio performance ordinary. The video was occasionally mammorable, though, especially when the pianist acknowledged the applause.
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Hermit » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:02 pm

Bach a la Turco. No, not really, but I could not resist.

I did not know that there are so many subtly different tunings. Here Tolgahan Çoğulu presents six of them in two instalments. It's kind of a blind test.





It seems as if one of the videos is flipped horizontally. It's not. Showoff.
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Re: Classical Music.

Post by Brian Peacock » Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:56 am

Angela Hewitt plays Bach...

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