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For all those who love Baroque music.

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Oh, and join here. :cool:
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Pretty uninitiated But I love a bit of Vivaldi!

I'd appreciate any recommendations :^_^:
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Pretty uninitiated But I love a bit of Vivaldi!

I'd appreciate any recommendations :^_^:
That's okay, we all have to start somewhere!

What do you want to know?
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That's okay, we all have to start somewhere!

What do you want to know?
Well, who are you favourite composers?
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Well, who are you favourite composers?
Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Purcell, most of them really

I really like this recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.4:



If I had to get rid of all music ever written and keep one composer's works, it would be JS Bach, simply because the harmonies are amazing, plus he wrote a lot so there's a huge amount of variety.
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Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Purcell, most of them really

I really like this recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.4:



If I had to get rid of all music ever written and keep one composer's works, it would be JS Bach, simply because the harmonies are amazing, plus he wrote a lot so there's a huge amount of variety.
Thanks, I'll check it out properly once I've got some revision done... My family aren't big into it or even slightly musical; I've kind of stumbled into it myself really, so it's good to hear what other people like!
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Bach's keyboard music. I could sit there all day every day and play it. Unfortunately, despite what many people seem to think, doing a music degree doesn't allow for that.
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Thanks, I'll check it out properly once I've got some revision done... My family aren't big into it or even slightly musical; I've kind of stumbled into it myself really, so it's good to hear what other people like!
Ah right! Well I could sit here and lecture you for hours about Baroque performance practice (how to play in a Baroque style) but I won't

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Bach's keyboard music. I could sit there all day every day and play it. Unfortunately, despite what many people seem to think, doing a music degree doesn't allow for that.
I love it too :love: :five:

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Caldara is god-tier. Check out this passacaglia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0u0oTevVCs
Have you heard Biber's Rosary Sonatas? They're so pretty :zomg:



Until 1:23 - that's the best version I've heard so far. I went to see her in concert last year, it was amazing.

http://www.aam.co.uk/#/concerts/2012...-27-02-12.aspx
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Ah right! Well I could sit here and lecture you for hours about Baroque performance practice (how to play in a Baroque style) but I won't
I'm very grateful
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I'm very grateful
:teehee:

Basically if you hear two recordings, generally if it's a fast piece/movement and it's lighter and quicker, then it's likely to be played on Baroque instruments (especially if the pitch is lower). If it's more stately and heavier and played at a higher pitch, it's likely to be played on modern instruments. There's quite a difference between Baroque instruments and modern instruments...

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Modern bow (top) vs Baroque bow (bottom)



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Lecture over
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:teehee:

Basically if you hear two recordings, generally if it's a fast piece/movement and it's lighter and quicker, then it's likely to be played on Baroque instruments (especially if the pitch is lower). If it's more stately and heavier and played at a higher pitch, it's likely to be played on modern instruments. There's quite a difference between Baroque instruments and modern instruments...

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Modern bow (top) vs Baroque bow (bottom)



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This video explains it quite well:



Lecture over
Hmm, that's all very interesting :holmes: I'm definitely more of a listener than a player of music but I'll be looking out for it
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Hmm, that's all very interesting :holmes: I'm definitely more of a listener than a player of music but I'll be looking out for it
Personally I prefer 'historically authentic' performances

The music makes so much more sense when played on period instruments :beard:
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Personally I prefer 'historically authentic' performances

The music makes so much more sense when played on period instruments :beard:
Yeah well I guess it's all about the authenticity :cool:
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Yeah well I guess it's all about the authenticity :cool:
Just let me know if I go off on a tangent ranting about 1950s yucky yucky modern recordings (the 'authentic' movement started in the '60s and '70s). :teehee:
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Although I'm more of a renaissance man...Bach motets sung one to a part are just incredible!!


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Although I'm more of a renaissance man...Bach motets sung one to a part are just incredible!!


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Who can't love a bit of Bach?
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So what do ya'll play and listen to?
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So what do ya'll play and listen to?
I play the violin, I wish I had a baroque fiddle too, but I can't afford one

I also wish I had a harpsichord :sad:

I listen to most stuff, Bach is my favourite though :yep:

You?
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I play the violin, I wish I had a baroque fiddle too, but I can't afford one

I also wish I had a harpsichord :sad:

I listen to most stuff, Bach is my favourite though :yep:

You?
Le piano but hopefully le harpsichord as well at some point. I'm only at early intermediate level tho'.
I like both handel and bach.
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Le piano but hopefully le harpsichord as well at some point. I'm only at early intermediate level tho'.
I like both handel and bach.
Nice I wish I had better keyboard skills.
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