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9 minutes ago, Jud said:

Whatever it was (they were famously fanatical about precision, and I can’t see them needing excuses if they just didn’t want to tour - they weren’t the types to care hugely about what others thought), Beyoncé’s band is still amazing, and so is the show/documentary.

 

Jazz is not about precision)

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2 hours ago, AnotherSpin said:

 

Jazz is not about precision)

 

Depends on what you’re being precise about. Charlie Parker was famously demanding of (actually, sadly, abusive to) his band members.  This is not to say jazz is about abuse or tyrannical bandleaders either (and it is one of the joys of Homecoming to see how Beyoncé lifts people up in tryouts and rehearsals while getting the very best from them). But it is to say there are such things as mistakes or less than the very best of which people are capable in jazz playing, and that is what Steely Dan was fanatical about wanting to eliminate.


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OT as it's not an album (nor is it evening here haha).  It came to mind from the current discussion lol.


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19 hours ago, semente said:

 

Cellier was the man who "found" the Bulgarian Voices. 😉

 

 

This is where I start running into problems.  By which I mean thank you for sharing that. 

 

Been meaning to look through the Disques Cellier offerings among the many other audio related tasks awaiting my attention.  Would you save me some time and suggest a release with better mastering.  There seem to be a considerable number of re-releases on at least as many labels.   Including bundles with their following albums.  

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9 minutes ago, rando said:

Almost didn't want to post this lest someone(s) get overtly distracted.  x-D

 

Disc 1 for now, the other two later.

 

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Great collection! Some pieces really shine here, though overall impression is very good.

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Confessions Of Faith

Choral Concertos by Bortniansky and Schnittke

MDR Rundfunkchor, Risto Joost

 

Info: https://www.mdr.de/konzerte/cds/cd-neuerscheinung-glaubensbekenntnisse100.html

 

Download:https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8256956--confessions-of-faith#about

 

 

 

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"The fundamental task of music is to give resonance not to objectivity but rather to the manner in which the innermost self is essentially moved according to its subjectivity and the ideal nature of the soul."  ---  GWF Hegel, Lectures On Aesthetics

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Before you do anything you are going to want to press play on this video for a few seconds.  I promise it will be worth the time.  :)

 

 

 

"Chitrangada: Musical Opera of Rabinranath Tagore" caught my eye so I decided to see what this disc was about.  Maybe @Nikhil will be kind enough to expose some of the subtleties of the story and why it's interpreted through dance.  Obviously this is pretty wild stuff I'm quite sure is escaping my cultural and musical comprehension.  

 

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Time for a bit of fun today!  Everything seems so serious, so who better to turn to than, Steve Martin? In the gold old "We are wild and crazy guys!" daze, who knew he was so very good a banjo player? He is one of the best alive today. :)

 

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In particular I like Late to School, Pretty Flowers, Saga of the Old West, and the Blue River Waltz on this album. But all the songs are good. 

 

-Paul

 


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1 hour ago, rando said:

 

"Chitrangada: Musical Opera of Rabinranath Tagore" caught my eye so I decided to see what this disc was about.  Maybe @Nikhil will be kind enough to expose some of the subtleties of the story and why it's interpreted through dance.  Obviously this is pretty wild stuff I'm quite sure is escaping my cultural and musical comprehension.  

 

 

 

I am pretty sure you know well great Bengali poet, musician and artist Rabindranath Tagore, who besides all was awarded with Nobel Prize on Literature. About this particular play - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitra_(play)

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1 hour ago, AnotherSpin said:

 

I am pretty sure you know well great Bengali poet, musician and artist Rabindranath Tagore, who besides all was awarded with Nobel Prize on Literature. About this particular play - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitra_(play)

 

 My friend, I think for many of us, including me unfortunately, the production fails to give us a compelling presentation of the story. Perhaps, our loss. Please share your take on this. Thanks.


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Some very cool music and nice work from the RSPO horn section, especially soloist and first horn Markus Maskuniitty.

 

https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/schumann-saint-saens-gliere-works-for-horn-orchestra-sakari-oramo-royal-stockholm-philharmonic-orchestra-markus-maskuniitty/wxnzn6j7nrcrb


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3 hours ago, Paul R said:

Time for a bit of fun today!  Everything seems so serious, so who better to turn to than, Steve Martin? In the gold old "We are wild and crazy guys!" daze, who knew he was so very good a banjo player? He is one of the best alive today. :)

 

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In particular I like Late to School, Pretty Flowers, Saga of the Old West, and the Blue River Waltz on this album. But all the songs are good. 

 

-Paul

 

 

I love his live album with the Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell - great bluegrass and a lot of really funny asides.


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4 minutes ago, jhwalker said:

 

I love his live album with the Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell - great bluegrass and a lot of really funny asides.

 

It is actually playing right now. I love it too. :)


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5 hours ago, christopher3393 said:

 

 My friend, I think for many of us, including me unfortunately, the production fails to give us a compelling presentation of the story. Perhaps, our loss. Please share your take on this. Thanks.

 

There are cultural differences. While some Indian productions may seem naive to Westerner, some Western productions may seem overtly cruel and incurably sick to Indian. In both cases it makes no sense to judge from an ill-informed superiority position. Thank you.

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32 minutes ago, Musicophile said:

Tried this for about 5 min, but as much as I love Podger it just sounds wrong. 

I agree. I don't know, for me it probably sounds superficial, lacks depth.

BTW I had a chance to check out Casals recent hi res remaster. For such an old recording, SQ is simply astonishing!


The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

                                                                          ―  William Shakespeare.

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Musicophile said:

Tried this for about 5 min, but as much as I love Podger it just sounds wrong. 

 

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Quickly went back to this:

 

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As much as I am sympathetic to Podger I didn't try to listen this at all. Somehow the idea of playing cello suites with violin didn't ring the bell for me. I will avoid piano pieces played with drums or symphonies transcriptions for balalaika to the same extent.

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35 minutes ago, sphinxsix said:

I agree. I don't know, for me it probably sounds superficial, lacks depth.

BTW I had a chance to check out Casals recent hi res remaster. For such an old recording, SQ is simply astonishing!

 

Heard so many accolades about Casals, tried to appreciate his performances of cello suites very hard. From LPs times, to the recent HD tracks mastering. Should admit, no success, too much sand in sound. Yes, I know he kind of "discovered" suites, as Landovska "discovered" Goldbergs. What the hell, life goes on.

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