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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Sep 2023, 4:47 pm

Way off topic this one.
Audr'e Rieu's orchestra plays some truly beautiful music. (Not to everyone's taste I guess) If he comes back to AU I'll pay the $ to be there.

Most will remember which shooting related movie this is in at the end..
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Post by No1Mk3 » 07 Sep 2023, 4:55 pm

I doubt I would go, he is a good violinist but no Itzhak Perlman.
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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Sep 2023, 5:43 pm

No1Mk3 wrote:I doubt I would go, he is a good violinist but no Itzhak Perlman.


Fair enough. I'm no expert on violins. I have no doubt Mr Perlman is very good. It's the style of music and orchestra I like. The classics are hard to beat.
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Post by bigpete » 07 Sep 2023, 6:08 pm

I'd rather listen to Maynard James Keenan
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Post by Oldbloke » 07 Sep 2023, 7:03 pm

bigpete wrote:I'd rather listen to Maynard James Keenan


Not my cup of tea. But it really is horses for courses.
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Sep 2023, 8:38 am

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Post by Wm.Traynor » 08 Sep 2023, 9:16 am

G',day Oldbloke,
I too, am a fan of the classics and have been from an early age. good for you :thumbsup: Pavarotti was a force of nature :D
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Sep 2023, 10:28 am

Well, your one i don't need to educate. :lol: :drinks:

I was about 13 I guess when at the flicks with my brothers we saw 2001 space odyssey. (a rare treat) It was the first time I heard the Blue Danube. Been hooked ever since. Later in life my late father was also a lover of classics. In particular a tenor such as the great Pavarotti.

IMO you just can't beat a full orchestra backing a tenor or soprano. :clap:
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 08 Sep 2023, 11:54 am

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Well, one good story deserves another.
When I was about 3yo, I was in the habit of tuning our post war, floor-model-radio, to what I now know was a serial about The Lone Ranger. Naturally, I understood none of that much less did I understand how to tune a radio to the stations printed on the display. What I was really after was the theme tune which came on at tea time, something very well understood.
So there I was one tea time, twiddling away while mum cooked. Soon I was summoned to the kitchen, where the instruction was issued that my brother was to be carefully watched. Mum deposited him by the fire in his high chair and I devoted my attention to tuning.
Suddenly, something told me to look around and there was my brother, slumped forward in his chair. Again, "something" made me call out and mum came running. What followed, was something that I barely understood and I could only look on, while keeping out of the way.
The doctor was rung and oxygen was ordered from the chemist of all things. But that was not all. The taxi, a taxi of all things, delivered an empty bottle! Another was ordered, this time successfully and my brother's life was saved.
From then on, I have no memory of listening to the radio for that tune until the age of 40, when listening to some vinyls one night. The name of the piece was The Nutcracker Suite, by Tchaikovsky and the theme tune was The Dance of the Toy Flutes. At about 1m 12s, the music is so evocative of the motion of a horse, to my ears at least and I can see the Lone Ranger himself up there on his horse, riding the range.
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Sep 2023, 12:10 pm

What a great story Wm.

My youngest daughter is a bit of a Ballet buff. So, about 4-5 years ago a took her out to see a Russian company perform Swan Lake. Just nothing like I expected. Just fabulous. Last year the Mrs and I watched the nut cracker performed by the Australian ballet at Arts centre.

I'm hooked. Lol

It's on again.

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Post by bigrich » 08 Sep 2023, 5:22 pm

"devil went down to Georgia" anyone....... :)
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Sep 2023, 6:52 pm

bigrich wrote:"devil went down to Georgia" anyone....... :)


Oh, dear. :( :violin:
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Post by Oldbloke » 04 Dec 2023, 9:38 pm

Man, these dudes were good.

What a finish.

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Post by Oldbloke » 04 Dec 2023, 9:44 pm

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Post by Blr243 » 05 Dec 2023, 9:08 am

It’s interesting that our musical tastes change over time. Eg I have always hated prince really old traditional blues and jazz. Now I’m more tolerate jazz. Listen and play trad blues on my guitar , and I respect prince as a talented musician and performer.. but drugs can bring a lot of people undone. And another thing about hateing certain music , sometimes a song u hate will be stuck in your head and just won’t go away … what’s the go with that ? Is there a part of our brains that likes the song ?
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 05 Dec 2023, 9:19 am

Can't help BLR with that question, however I was glued to the telly when they were on, back in the day.

Oldbloke, even the opening orchestral piece 7/9/23, is beautiful :D
And yes, Pavarotti had one hell of a voice :clap:
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Post by Oldbloke » 05 Dec 2023, 9:43 am

Yes,, a good orchestra is hard to beat.

The Mrs said this dude is coming over for a couple of concerts.
Think I'll see about tickets if he does.

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Post by Lazarus » 05 Dec 2023, 9:50 am

This legend doesn't even need the sheet

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Post by Oldbloke » 05 Dec 2023, 12:11 pm

Lazarus wrote:This legend doesn't even need the sheet

https://youtu.be/x-zXfkV90fM?si=7_85m_P2VcWS52Gr


All I can say is "WOW!"
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Post by Lazarus » 05 Dec 2023, 1:57 pm

Oh, look, I've been resisting it, but I'm a meme-aholic.
It's in me, and it just has to come out


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Post by Wm.Traynor » 05 Dec 2023, 7:01 pm

Oldbloke wrote:Yes,, a good orchestra is hard to beat.

The Mrs said this dude is coming over for a couple of concerts.
Think I'll see about tickets if he does.

https://youtu.be/d_rNe_k3uLE?si=QWroELx3GvmvVHwy

I'll be blowed :D
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 05 Dec 2023, 7:05 pm

Lazarus wrote:This legend doesn't even need the sheet

https://youtu.be/x-zXfkV90fM?si=7_85m_P2VcWS52Gr


He must be incredibly clever :shock: :clap:
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 05 Dec 2023, 7:08 pm

Lazarus wrote:Oh, look, I've been resisting it, but I'm a meme-aholic.
It's in me, and it just has to come out


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Lazarus, that too was clever in its own way............................you wicked boy :P ;)
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Post by Peterwho » 05 Dec 2023, 7:44 pm

OB

Find some Vaughan Williams and have a listen. One of the greatest 20th century composers imo. Lark Ascending is a favorite

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Post by Lazarus » 05 Dec 2023, 7:55 pm

Wm.Traynor wrote:
Lazarus wrote:Oh, look, I've been resisting it, but I'm a meme-aholic.
It's in me, and it just has to come out


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Lazarus, that too was clever in its own way............................you wicked boy :P ;)



:drinks: Wm

Back on subject, one of my favourites

https://youtu.be/8cmzjIkx6b8?si=tPhK0NV_JJZoH7qk
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Post by Oldbloke » 05 Dec 2023, 8:08 pm

Peterwho wrote:OB

Find some Vaughan Williams and have a listen. One of the greatest 20th century composers imo. Lark Ascending is a favorite

P


Amazing stuff. And again no sheet music.

https://youtu.be/IOWN5fQnzGk?si=EWyM7CdFHDXgRZRQ
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 05 Dec 2023, 9:36 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Wm.Traynor wrote:
Lazarus wrote:Oh, look, I've been resisting it, but I'm a meme-aholic.
It's in me, and it just has to come out


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Lazarus, that too was clever in its own way............................you wicked boy :P ;)



:drinks: Wm

Back on subject, one of my favourites

https://youtu.be/8cmzjIkx6b8?si=tPhK0NV_JJZoH7qk


YES! I know that one but not on that instrument. It is very good too and I am typing as it plays.
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Post by Lazarus » 06 Dec 2023, 7:15 am

Crystal Bachet is one of those instruments that make you wonder how much of what chemical was the inventor on to come up with it.

Glad they did though
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Post by Oldbloke » 08 Dec 2023, 7:20 pm

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Post by Wm.Traynor » 09 Dec 2023, 9:11 am

Oldbloke wrote:Michael Crawford again.


https://youtu.be/DD2AzkeaCrw?si=IOpAKj4I-knzDqga

Thank you Oldbloke. Enjoyed that very much. Who would have thought that under all those years of Spencerian gaucherie, that man was trying to get out.

MC is obviously a favourite of yours so here is one of mine. I apologise if it has been posted earlier
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