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Offline S Clark

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WHY and What are you Listening to?
« on: October 04, 2019, 02:23:37 PM »
The standard "What are you Listening to? threads don't tell us enough.  It needs to be What and Why to give value. 

Why do I listen to Erik Satie?  Because he puts my soul at rest.  There are so many versions since every one above beginner status can hit the notes... so discover you own favorites. 
A YouTube introductions is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9WKC5sT9Z4

My favorite performer is Aldo Ciccolini.  He did a library of Satie's work for Columbia and EMI/Pathe Marconi that are available and affordable. 


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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 02:38:10 PM »
Thanks.  I do kind of get in a rut and listen to the same stuff. Time for me to explore a bit.
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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 08:29:24 PM »
"Gaspard de la Nuit" by Maurice Ravel on Deutsche Grammophone  2530 540
The artist is Martha Argerich and the piece is one of the most difficult in the entire catalogue of piano pieces.  It shimmers, it pounds, it takes flight in unexpected ways that grabs your attention.  AND it's an excellent pressing and recording... the upper range sparkles and the low end has real weight.
First movement-   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj8cBmWZhP0

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“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.”
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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 07:20:46 PM »
My Fatherland (Ma Vlast)  by Smetana conducted by Vaclav Neumann and the Leipzig Gevandhaus Orchestra on London vinyl 
A two record box CSA 2222.  Recorded in 1968. 
Why, because I just picked it up today, NM,  and I find these older London LP's have excellent sound. Just when RCA and Columbia were in decline, London/Decca kept high standards. 
This double album has all six tone poems of the complete work. This is one of the great warhorses of the Nationalistic movement written in the late 1870's.  If you don't have a copy find both the poems Ma Vlast and the Moldau on whatever streamer/Youtube you have available.  If you can't find a copy, I'll look through my collection and find an extra to send you.  Every classical lover needs this work. 


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WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2019, 03:28:58 AM »

Hi all.
I already mentionned that I am not a big fan of vocal singer (male or female)
but yesterday I saw on You Tube a video of Elvis Presley.
I love his song and voice, so smooth...
Even in the song : Jailhouse Rock.
he doesn't shout - screem.

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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2019, 11:46:50 AM »
Guy, stay on topic or keep it short and sweet. This isn't the place for random thoughts on YouTube.

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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2019, 11:56:36 AM »
Guy, stay on topic or keep it short and sweet. This isn't the place for random thoughts on YouTube.

This is a joke, right?

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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2019, 01:45:43 PM »
  Sooth the soul is my gig. Country meaning real Country sooths my soul lately R&B Soul music from the 60s 70s also sooths. For demo or testing I play Violin,piano, cello and solo acoustic guitar. Chamber music works well for testing. When feeling down a big Mahler piece or Organ makes ya feel like Captain Nemo steering that Sub.
 
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2019, 02:34:22 PM »
Guy, stay on topic or keep it short and sweet. This isn't the place for random thoughts on YouTube.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 02:46:49 PM »
Guy, stay on topic or keep it short and sweet. This isn't the place for random thoughts on YouTube.



Hi Folsom.
Sorry if I was off topic, I thought the topic was about '' WHY '' and '' WHAT ''
I didn't know it was only about vinyl or CD music.
Sooooo.... Sorry about my mistake,
you can be sure this will never happen again,
because I will not share '' WHY and '' WHAT I like about music,
You Tube, vinyl or CD.
Period.

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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 03:43:54 PM »
Sorry, but I don't think guy's comment was off topic in the least.

He was talking about what he liked about some music that he recently found.

What I took as the point of his post, was that in spite of his usual shying away from vocal music he came across some that he found enjoyable. The fact that he came across it on youtube seem to me to be a minor side comment.  He could have just said yesterday I came across some Elvis Presley music without mentioning where he found it and the core message of the post would have been unchanged.
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 05:32:25 PM »
Sorry, but I don't think guy's comment was off topic in the least.

He was talking about what he liked about some music that he recently found.

What I took as the point of his post, was that in spite of his usual shying away from vocal music he came across some that he found enjoyable. The fact that he came across it on youtube seem to me to be a minor side comment.  He could have just said yesterday I came across some Elvis Presley music without mentioning where he found it and the core message of the post would have been unchanged.


Hi all.
I don't want to rant,
however you have to keep in mind that right now,
all my vinyl + turntable(s) as well as all my CD and all my CD players
are carefully packed and well protected and ready to go.
Therefore my only source of music is the Internet (You Tube is one).
Soooo.... I will come back on this topic with comments
when I am all set up in Canada.
Thanks for understanding this situation that is not fun for me.
See you (For this topic only) middle of 2020.

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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 05:40:54 PM »
Did I miss something here? I didn't see anything in the original post either excluding youtube or limiting this thread to CD/vinyl, etc., etc., etc. Done hijacking what I believe is a great idea for discussion.

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2019, 06:34:36 PM »
Did I miss something here? I didn't see anything in the original post either excluding youtube or limiting this thread to CD/vinyl, etc., etc., etc. Done hijacking what I believe is a great idea for discussion.


James,
that's why I was refering to my only source of music.
Thanks.

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Re: WHY and What are you Listening to?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2019, 08:33:37 PM »
You Tube is a great source to listen to music, even if it's not the best reproduction.  Posting about You Tube fits in fine here. 

But what I had hoped for out of this thread is that you add more than just a narcissistic "I'm listening to XYZ" - which is of limited interest to others.   If you add something, why you like it, what's special about it, how it fits your mood, etc...
then you have a post worth reading.  Please take the time to tell us why it's what you're listening to. Don't just post a link. 
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