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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #210 on: September 15, 2020, 07:52:25 PM »
Here is an orchestra piece that will test your entire system, from bass thru treble.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i6TsIVKByM

cheers

steve

Steve,
Can you advise a specific description of this. I’d like to find it on Tidal or Qobuz.
Thanks,
Nick

Hi Nick,

I believe the same orchestra also performed this selection. Although not conclusive, the same conductor and same
light brown/reddish hair clarinet player.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw     (Another beautiful selection.)

"Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) - Stunning Performance
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Orchestra Operational Manager: Dan Ažman

FLAVTE (FLUTES): Aleksandra Pleterski, Katja Stanovšek, Zarja Hude, Neža Čadež, Manca Teran, Pia Krumpestar, Katjuša Rupnik, Anja Kišek; PIKOLO (PICCOLO) Manca Rozman; OBOE: Pavli Kac Ana Stoshitzky; KLARINETI (CLARINETS): Nadja Drakslar, Uroš Gorenc, Drejc Flajnik, Domen Kos; BAS KLARINET (BASE CLARINET): Jan Šifrer; FAGOTI (BASOONS): Arpad Balazs Piri, Miha Petkovšek; ROGOVI (FRENCH HORNS): Žiga Cesar, Marko Pirc, Miha Lončar, Klever Felicio; TROBENTE: Aleš Klančar, Anžej Remšak, Marko Novak; POZAVNE: Domen Gantar, Žan Škrjanec, Filip Istenič; EVFONIJ: Nina Tajč; TUBA: Tilen Oblak;  TOLKALA: Dan Ažman Pistotnik, Domen Blaznik, Vid Ušeničnik, Miha Ogris: KLAVIR (PIANO):  Monika Podlogar, Rok Zupanc, Katja Jerič, Ana Maria Beguš; VIOLINE 1 (FIRST VIOLINS): Nejc Avbelj, Neža Capuder, Peter Jud, Oskar Longyka, Klavdija Jarc Bezlaj, Mojca Batič, Ajda Porenta, Dora Rakar, Tina Zajec, Neža Piry, Katarina Miklavčič, Evita Oberžan, Domen Lorenz; VIOLINE 2 (SECOND VIOLINS): Uroš Bičanin, Matija Udovič, Tjaša Gorjanc, Nina Pečar, Klara Gruden, Daniel Perez Tujillo, Laura Bartelj, Tonka Pogačnik, Eva Dukarič, Ana Marija Lazari, Vivijana Rogina; VIOLE (VIOLAS): Špela Pirnat, Neža Papler, Anuša Plesničar, Vanja Kojić, Jurij Gracej, Neža Sečnik, Hana Lavrinc, Anita Gnamuš, Urša Žun, Martin Kokošinek; VIOLONČELA (CELLOS): Urh Mrak, Arslan Hamidulin, Lucija Rupert, Alenka Piotrowicz, Katarina Kozjek, Nika Vremšak, Klara Pahor, Katarina Minatti, Ana Zupan;  KONTRABASI (DOUBLE BASSES): Grega Rus, Todor Markovič, Andrej Kašič, Gašper Livk, Joana Gonzales Subira, Arthur Piotrowicz;  HARFA (HARPS):  Urša Rihtaršič Ajda Krišelj;  SAKSOFONI (SAXOFONES):  Gal Grobovšek, Urša Uršič, Manca Krivec; BAS KITARA/KITARA (BASS GUITAR / GUITAR): Luka Štibelj, Urh Zupan, Rok Klančar, Karim Zajec; HARMONIKA (ACCORDEON): Ana Lombar

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Does this help Nick?

It pleases me so much to see this young group do such a wonderful job playing this piece.

Cheers and great week.

steve

Hi Steve,
The orchestra isn’t on either Tidal or Qobuz, so I just enjoyed the YouTube performances. Thanks for posting.
Nick

Your welcome Nick. That is why I stuck with YT premium. So many more selections and the quality is good enough to obtain
really great sound, although I would like to see YT go high rez.

Here is one you might like, pure percussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPoq6LJA9M

And this one again to compare recording quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjPoq6LJA9M

cheers

steve

Hi Steve,
Normally, a percussion solo wouldn’t interest me very much. But this guy was amazing. Control, dynamics and the sound was amazing. I found a couple of other YouTube Videos by Morten Lund and watched them as well. Thanks for the treat.
Nick

Again, your welcome Nick. I agree this recording is simply amazing. I have to study this selection a little more, but I think this may be the highest quality recording on YT Premium I have ever heard. The cymbals, top hats are so delicate I think I am hearing Heils, the drums, well......

I think I can confidently state that if someone doubts the quality, they need to address their musical system etc.

A few more percussion for those who like such. Each is totally different, and vary in recording quality. A littl e percussion
festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7Iab-AC3Dw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaugLriyEbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jDVZPzfS1c

cheers

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #211 on: November 08, 2020, 09:24:06 AM »
As one can see below, I love this song. I tried to find the best violin versions with the iconic solo.
Not in any particular order, One might be better or worse than another. I am starting with the iconic
Ben E. King.

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTd2ylacYNU

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yf54OhMjzw

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17vOfyG4HrU

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4CZgm2X9OY

5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbBRs69-NvQ

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steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #212 on: December 26, 2020, 08:54:00 PM »
Here is another really nice recording. "Handel Sarabande in D Minor HWV 437 (La Folia), Voices of Music". Listen to it
in Premium YouTube if you can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLQd_pUbxs&feature=youtu.be

Cheers

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #213 on: December 27, 2020, 07:57:46 PM »
Here is another really nice recording. "Handel Sarabande in D Minor HWV 437 (La Folia), Voices of Music". Listen to it
in Premium YouTube if you can.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLQd_pUbxs&feature=youtu.be

Cheers

steve

Beautifully recorded! Thanks for posting
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #214 on: December 30, 2020, 08:28:03 PM »
Here is another that has an incredible clarinet and sax at the beginning and violin solo at the end. Too bad those
those segments are not longer in duration.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M57Fi19vcSI

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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #215 on: January 13, 2021, 06:23:07 PM »
I came across this selection, and unbelievable ambience, hall presence.  I have no idea of the individual
selections there in, so please forgive me if any offend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRXEO-v-CJ8

cheers

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #216 on: January 17, 2021, 09:17:40 PM »
Here is another one with incredible ambience. The hall is just huge and one can "hear it". Instruments are nice as well.
If one does not perceive the ambience, then one has some work to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljvTwbxrylc

I posted the links below before in this string, but added for comparison to when she was ~17.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVUpKIFHqZk

Reaction and analysis of the above of Patricia for educational purposes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3n2KaVlLNg&t=903s

cheers

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #217 on: February 23, 2021, 02:09:34 PM »
Here is a selection in which a 1713 Stradi is compared to a 1743 Guarneri. Of course both are world class violins.
This selection is good for testing the resolving power of one's system/venue in the midrange (without bass/lows
present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0AAlImpj4

Cheers and enjoy.

steve
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #218 on: February 25, 2021, 09:33:31 PM »
Here is a selection in which a 1713 Stradi is compared to a 1743 Guarneri. Of course both are world class violins.
This selection is good for testing the resolving power of one's system/venue in the midrange (without bass/lows
present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0AAlImpj4

Cheers and enjoy.

steve

Steve,
Quite interesting and much to admire in what such artisans accomplished. It did make me curious about preservation and restoration of violins and, of course, utube has videos about that.
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Re: Sharing Top Notch, Reference Music Links.....
« Reply #219 on: February 26, 2021, 02:56:33 PM »
Here is a selection in which a 1713 Stradi is compared to a 1743 Guarneri. Of course both are world class violins.
This selection is good for testing the resolving power of one's system/venue in the midrange (without bass/lows
present).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0AAlImpj4

Cheers and enjoy.

steve

Steve,
Quite interesting and much to admire in what such artisans accomplished. It did make me curious about preservation and restoration of violins and, of course, utube has videos about that.

Hi Nick,

Yes, I was also wondering about preservation, and how much, if any, of the great characteristics have been altered when restoring such fine instruments. Another question to me is what strings are she using in the violins? What about each violin sounding different from the same manufacturer?

Did she use the same bow with each instrument since that affects the sonics, at least from someone who owns a hundred grand violin and has accompanied Itzhak Perlman once told me. I assume what he said was true.

Here is another selection that I think is tough to reproduce. See what you guys think about its quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Frq7rjEGzs&feature=youtu.be

Cheers and thanks for the great questions/comments Nick.

steve
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