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Classical Musings
23 February 2016
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Silly Girl said
Ah thanks.. I didn't know that a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Maybe I shouldn't expostulate about bands I don't know a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Very interesting, now:

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18 March 2016
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For anyone wanting to try out some composers that are a little off the beaten track - give C.P.E Bach a whirl.

I have just been listening to his 6 Hamburg Symphonies (also known as Sinfonias) with Trevor Pinnock conducting The English Concert and they are just sensational. A brilliant bridge between the Baroque and the Classical period with just a touch of Romantic angst thrown in for good measure. I also have a box of 13 CDs by CPE and it is a great collection.

 

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19 March 2016
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CPE is good stuff, looser than baroque, carries on from dad rather well. I'll be baa-ch

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Love singing this one. XD My teacher plays it with a faster tempo though and I think it's a lot better that way.

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KaleidoscopeMusic said
Love singing this one. XD My teacher plays it with a faster tempo though and I think it's a lot better that way.

(SNIP)

It's that way with a lot of baroque and early classical in these days of HIP (historically informed practice)**

I like to have a "traditional" version and a HIP version around depending upon my mood.

 

** Who ever thought listening to classical would be hip? 😉

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I've been listening to a lot of Thomas Tallis lately. He's a 16th century English choral composer. You might know 'Spem In Alium,' his 40 part motet. What I love about his music is the way his vocal lines weave through each other, each rhythmically and harmonically unique, but connected through the text and through the moments where the lines line up again and creates pure unadulterated musical bliss. 

Vaughan Williams is another that I have gotten into recently. Everything he writes is so grand and absolutely stunning. He's from the early to mid 20th century. 

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I knew Thomas Tallis trough Vaughan Williams, we (in the orchestra) played Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis . That piece is marvellous

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Yeah @Shamrock Womlbs, going through Vaughan William's work, I was delighted to see the Tallis influence. I listened to that Fantasia yesterday. 

If you've never listened to Serenade To Music, it is my favorite piece by Vaghan Williams. So beautiful. 

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