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    Give Glenn a listen, you certainly wont regret it. A sentiment I see echoed by many of you is a dislike of baroque, I certainly felt that way until I was introduced to Glenn Gould. He began my love affair with Bach. I assure you, listening to the Goldberg Variations (1981 to start) will make you wonder why it is not just musicians and Einstein who bow down before the sheer genius of Bach
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    You are correct, I dislike a lot of Bach, and when I heard Gould playing Mozart as if it was Bach, it put me off Gould. Fair enough if Gould disliked Mozart's works and was being different etc, but it's just not my cup of tea. I would rather listen to Mozart being played like Mozart.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1ain4qftoM

    LOL
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    love it

    Sooo clever...the sound they produced was so powerful too, particularly seeing as they were sitting down, and it's always harder to sing anything when you're sitting rather than standing.

    Here's one for you, may have posted it before so apologies if you've already seen it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzK1b1PNb9Q

    and this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9ijwfRTv0o
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    I have seen them both but great to watch again, thanks!
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    I prefer the 1980's recordings of the goldberg variations, but I have them both. His bach is undoubtedly his strongest suit.
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    I wont argue against that.

    Have any of you seen the beatboxing flute player? He's from NYC and I saw him once in a train station. He's quite the talented flutist.

    Take a listen!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6SHsF1n9Qw - Peter and the Wolf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crfrKqFp0Zg - Super Mario Bros Theme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMUlhuTkM3w - and a cool mixture of him and an unconventional cellist

    The last is my favorite, but it may not be everybody's
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    Yep, I've seen those videos...maybe I'll try and learn how to do that on my flute in the gap year. :p: Or not.
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    yeah that bloke has a lot of tallent and i've always appreciated those people that can play the theme tune to super mario brothers.

    especially this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gXh83hNnWw
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mp5rw32ws

    ukuleles... :rolleyes:
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    i seriously think this one beats anything else purely because he's blindfolded and plays prettymuch every song thats ever existed in Mario!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neAiLZcy8Qk
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    Yeah, but playing the Piano blindfolded is no great shakes really.

    There's a load of wierd versions on YouTube, two guitars at once, 11-string bass, balalaika, accordian, some, er, not quite so polite versions...
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    On the subject of youtube videos: http://youtube.com/watch?v=IIWP5NG-7TI
    An amazing Dudley Moore parody of Britten with an incredible Peter Pears impression. Also find the related Beethoven and Schubert parodies by Moore on youtube if you can.
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    The beethoven one is fantastic.
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    I'm currently going through a bit of a fascination for Sousa. I've always liked his music when I've heard it but I never really explored it before I am, however, finding that a lot of it is rather similar (particularly the marches) so I'm not sure if I'm going to be ultimately disappointed with his work.
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    (Original post by sir_inferno)
    i feel sorry for that kid lol...i'm sure he doesn't appreciate his video being plastered all over the internet lol

    very curious as to what his broken voice will be like...

    whilst on the topic of the queen of the night solo, i know of loads of people who play that role...and that's it...and they're really good it at, and they can make a career out of singing that particular aria...so it's really rather painful to watch non-trebles/"professionals" sing it...
    I love the QOTN aria! But yeah, when it's well-sung it's amazing, but badly done...ouch. (I have to confess I sing it - badly - when I'm angry/stressed, i.e. when Hell's revenge is cooking in my heart :p:).
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    (Original post by sir_inferno)
    ouch? i don't think ouch begins to describe the pain and pure evil exhibited in the follow video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62nqHHppp9g
    Oh dear, oh dear. Why would she do that in public?! I got to the first passage of coloratura and had to turn it off.

    Blargh.
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    personally i'm quite a fan of a few composers

    bit of baroque: Bach - Brandenburg concerto(the king of polyphonic texture)

    some romantic: Elgar!! IX Nimrod
    Chopin + Liszt (virtuosic piano genious)

    some impressionist/ : DEBUSSY - Clair de Lune (awesome!)
    late romantic

    modernist: Shostakovich


    i think "classical" music or just earlier music i should say is totally overated and i feel is pretty much the heart of most modern music now like pop, r'n'b, dance etc...

    on example being Muse using certain bits from Rachmaninoff!
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    Boccherini :love:
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    (Original post by Angelil)
    Boccherini :love:
    What's wrong with him?

    Love his cello concerto, preferably with Jacqueline du Pre playing it, naturally.
 
 
 
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