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#2002969 - 12/22/12 06:26 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Where's my manners, welcome to RST Densi826 smile Well Wayne is busy today doing a last xmas shop, might be around later, laters folks wink

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#2002980 - 12/22/12 07:18 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Enjoy your shopping, Wayne!

You’re right, Christmas Eve is pretty close, so it’s time to listen to some Christmas carols.

Here Camarón de la Isla sings “Mira qué bonita es la Virgen María” (Look how beautiful Virgin Mary is).

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#2002995 - 12/22/12 08:12 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Recaredo]
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Wayne, I hope you took my wish list with you!

Just ran across this....lovely, lovely.....hauntingly beautiful.

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#2003000 - 12/22/12 08:27 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: piano joy]
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to continue Recaredo's Christmas theme....



Ok, ok, I like these guys...has anyone tried playing "Linus and Lucy?" It ain't easy! (NOT there yet....) Have a great weekend, guys!
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#2003011 - 12/22/12 09:25 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Thanks for the welcome recaredo and waynne.


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#2003035 - 12/22/12 10:29 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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I just heard this all time christmas classic.

enjoy.

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#2003043 - 12/22/12 10:43 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky
I just heard this all time christmas classic.

enjoy.



Thats the first thing thats made me laugh in weeks

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#2003112 - 12/22/12 02:06 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Ahh.. South Park. It's not Christmas in our house without watching several South Park Christmas specials (ESPECIALLY Woodland Critters!), A Christmas Story, Elf, Bad Santa, and the Trailer Park Boys Christmas special.

PJ, I loved that!! I loved how happy the residents were, too! I actually bought the "easy" Charlie Brown Christmas piano book, and Linus and Lucy ain't easy in that one either. One day..

That's a good one, Densi.

Recaredo, I need to hear more like that! I'll have to pass that one on to BillyO - he'll love it, too.

Here's some more South Park!

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#2003113 - 12/22/12 02:08 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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I love this version of Baby It's Cold outside with Zooey Deschanel.

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#2003116 - 12/22/12 02:16 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Bach composed the Sanctus in his Mass in B Minor for Christmas 1724.

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#2003434 - 12/23/12 09:47 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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I'm late starting today and must apologise.

I'm opening today with Mussorgsky's Great Gate of Kiev.

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#2003440 - 12/23/12 10:03 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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And for something more restful, Ravel's La Valse.

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#2003450 - 12/23/12 10:40 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Right, I'm caught up with the day and the date.

Happy Sunday, folks!

Well, here we are then, the last weekend before the Grand Finale of the year and I should really post something festive. Here's a wonderful little carol by two great voices.

Domingo and Pavarotti sing O Holy Night from an earlier Christmas gala concert.



I can now hand you over to my esteemed colleague in Minneapolis, who I know is aware of both day and date, but I'll be back again later for a finale, albeit rather shorter than last week's.

In case you're all too busy by then let me wish you all a very merry Christmas. This thread has contributed greatly to my year this year above and beyond the ABF in its own right. I am truly humbled to be just a part of it and I thank you all for it.
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#2003456 - 12/23/12 11:07 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: zrtf90]
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Excellent postings Richard!! There is a bit of history for me with Ravel's La Valse. I don't think I've heard it since I was a college freshman studying music literature. It was my introduction to Ravel's work. Thanks for the memories! smile

My first selection for today is Peter Tchaikovsky's "Autumn". Yes, I know it's not autumn, and that it's Sunday wink. I was just in the mood for this lovely piece.

Tchaikovsky - Autumn




Edited by griffin2417 (12/23/12 11:09 AM)
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#2003459 - 12/23/12 11:17 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Discovering this thread has been wonderful, am off until new year .



" Although the composer was probably not aware of it, his fugue subjects define the various elements of his character and constitute the fragments of a musical self-portrait that reveals a melancholy side to his nature that sometimes tends, towards pathos." Source

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#2003461 - 12/23/12 11:19 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: griffin2417]
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I've always loved "Recuerdos de la Alhambra". To hear it performed by guitar virtuoso Narcisco Yepes is a real treat! Enjoy!


Recuerdos de la Alhambra, performed by Narciso Yepes
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#2003465 - 12/23/12 11:33 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: griffin2417]
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I was listening to some Christmas music sung by one of my favorite North American choral groups, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. I just love the versatility in their musical styles! Just hearing these two new discoveries gave me a lift. I knew after listening that this is the perfect time to present these two selections. smile

Enjoy!



The Nathaniel Dett Chorale - Carol for All Children



The Nathaniel Dett Chorale - O thou that Tellest
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#2003474 - 12/23/12 11:47 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Densi, we must have posted about the same time. That was a lovely rendition of the Pachelbel Cannon in D Major. Thanks!

I'd also like to echo the words of my colleague in Ireland and wish you all a joyous holiday season. Participating in this thread continues to be a wonderful sharing experience with all of you who contribute in some way, and to those who view, lurk, and enjoy!!

Check in later for Richard's finale. I know it will be enjoyable!
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#2003511 - 12/23/12 01:41 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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And here it is!

Thank you, Griffin, for not adding to the pressure! smile

The Brandenberg Concertos were dedicated to Christian Ludwig Margrave of Brandenberg in the spring of 1721. Bach's Köthen period (and all that that means to the Bach devotees).

The dedication was written in French which might have led one to consider these written in the French style (as were the Ouvertures in his Orchestral Suites) but the title page of each was written in Italian thus showing up their true musical style. The French was apparently used as the language of high society prevalent at that time. Such details are important to the scholar but need not here detain us.

They are not concertos for a solo instrument as we know concertos today but for concerted music in which parts of the orchestra balance each other in various conversations as in concertos 1, 3 and 6. Solo instruments rarely rise above the crowd.

The other three concertos, 2, 4 and 5 are written as Concerto Grossi, like Handels, where the orchestra is divided in the concertino, a group of three or four soloists, and the ripieni of accompanying strings.

Bach liked to divide the concertino into one soloist and a second ripieni of the other concertino instruments and balance the music by giving the soloist a part of greater virtuosity and weight.

While the second concerto favours neither of the four concertino instruments, in this concerto, the fourth, the violin and two recorders are thus divided and the work is considered by many to be a violin concerto and in the fifth the harpsichord takes the honours.



I recommend downloading one of the scores from IMSLP to follow while listening to this work: IMSLP page
I recommend the one typeset by CCARH with numbered bars. It's the fourth one down.

The first movement, Allegro, is written in ritornello form, the standard for larger Baroque pieces, and is divided into five parts forming a cross pattern. The five ritornellos are M1-83 (83 bars), M137-57 (21 bars), M185-235 (51 bars), M323-43 (21 bars) and M345-427 (83 bars).

The third ritornello features the virtuosic violin writing in demi-semiquavers in the first part (3:15) and double and triple stopping in the second (3:45).

The Andante is a beautiful foil to the two outer movements with excellent contrast between the tutti (forte) and concertino (piano) and some tiny gestures toward virtuosity given to the first recorder (the fabulous Michala Petri in this recording). Note the contrast in the violin writing to the outer movements, taking the work of the bass in the unaccompanied concertino.

The Presto, possibly the finest of all the Brandenberg movements, is a delightful fugal offering that is an enjoyable mental and physical workout to each of the performers as well as a feast for the listener. It blends all the finest compositional skills of the day into one homogenous whole with what is outwardly consummate ease but could probably have been written by no other composer.

Enjoy your Christmas.
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#2003519 - 12/23/12 02:00 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Hey guys! Merry Christmas and all that Jazz! I'm reading when I get a chance, but not much time lately (Christmas is nutz around here lol.) Hopefully I'll have a bit more time after the holidays!

Hope you all eat turkey, duck or ham to your hearts content with some fine piano music to round out your day!
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#2003568 - 12/23/12 04:29 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Richard, Griffin, great selections and even better comments! Thanks for these fantastic postings, guys.
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#2003620 - 12/23/12 06:57 PM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Sometimes you can learn something new just when your not expecting to learn anything at all.

Case in point: today, getting some non christmas food ( we aint doing christmas, no cards no pressies or commercialism.) we were so lucky, we did going into town ( 10 miles) getting in and getting what food we needed and then getting out with no traffic no ques and we avoided the christmas things and christmas crowds really quickly and easily.

magic. I did however learn something new vis a vis, all little old ladies in wheelchairs are scots.

Every little old lady I saw in a wheelchair had a tarten blanket over her knees proving her scotish ancestry to my satisfaction.

We have been invited to the next door neighbours who are obviously being "over festive" (due to them inviting us for a housewarming)

This is exactly my point, This invitation means (a.) I have to go, OR (b.) I dont go and then EVERY time I leave or come back into the house there is a risk they will see me and ask about why I didnt go.

So then I will have to become furtive every time without fail or exception whenever i go in or out, which means i will have to go to the 24hr tesco at night to do my shopping because there is less chance the next door neighbours will see me coming or going at night to ask me awkward questions in the first place.

So, I am go OR I suffer months of anxiety, stress and fear and panic and paranoia if I dont go.

What sort of a friendly neighbour thing is that to do to someone at christmas.

I only said hello to him once, and asked him a question about drainage out of curiosity and politeness having first mistaken him for a static garden gnome , in fairness I didnt have my glasses on.

"bring any leftover food or drink" the leaflet explains.....

Yeh right because with Dipsey around we are up to our eyeballs in spare food and leftovers,, ( Dipsey is like a food hoover and pedal bin combined into one almighty eating machine that is consuming the galaxy)

Drink? left over drink? The neighbours want my ameretto at christmas?

I may hide whether i go or whether I dont.
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#2003760 - 12/24/12 03:12 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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One for the road.

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lcj8Zq2etlY#![/video]

Cant work out why the video will not show up only the link:(



Edited by Densi826 (12/24/12 03:15 AM)

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#2003804 - 12/24/12 07:50 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Densi826]
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Here you go Densi. Follow these steps:

-Select the tv screen icon on the toolbar.
-Select the You Tube.
-Paste in your link and press okay.

Here is the piece you were trying to display:





Edited by griffin2417 (12/24/12 08:06 AM)
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#2003844 - 12/24/12 09:25 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Dipsey is making brioch. apparently its a type of posh bread,, I bet you cant make bacon and egg sarnies with it.. Anyways this probably means we will have a very heavy artistic flour based sculpture later to look at.

Its the bread making machine, say out of 50 loaves you bake in it, you get one that looks like , tastes like, and is as heavy as normal bread.

Its the "others " that frighten me.

I hope brioch works, it sounds good and there are probably good pictures of proper brioch on the internet, I will post a photo up tommorrow and you can vote whether I should try and eat some or not.
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#2003846 - 12/24/12 09:38 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Great music over the weekend, thanks all!
And, now, a bit more Holiday-themed music before I start on my FAMOUS homemade eggnog (which my stubborn Greek father refused to taste one year until I assured him the eggs were pasteurized!).

My favorite Tchaikovsky piece (and ballet) of all time ("coda", only the first 90 seconds...)






Edited by piano joy (12/24/12 09:38 AM)
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#2003848 - 12/24/12 09:39 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: piano joy]
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And, on the somewhat opposite end of the spectrum...

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#2003889 - 12/24/12 10:37 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Recaredo]
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Originally Posted By: Recaredo
Enjoy your shopping, Wayne!

You’re right, Christmas Eve is pretty close, so it’s time to listen to some Christmas carols.

Here Camarón de la Isla sings “Mira qué bonita es la Virgen María” (Look how beautiful Virgin Mary is).



thumb Recaredo, thanks for introducing me to Camarón de la Isla last year. I love listening to his music!
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#2003895 - 12/24/12 10:50 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Rostosky]
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Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Dipsey is making brioch. apparently its a type of posh bread,, I bet you cant make bacon and egg sarnies with it.. Anyways this probably means we will have a very heavy artistic flour based sculpture later to look at.

Its the bread making machine, say out of 50 loaves you bake in it, you get one that looks like , tastes like, and is as heavy as normal bread.

Its the "others " that frighten me.

I hope brioch works, it sounds good and there are probably good pictures of proper brioch on the internet, I will post a photo up tommorrow and you can vote whether I should try and eat some or not.


Come on Rossy! Be adventurous! The brioch might go well with a sip of PJ's eggnog! smile I'll check in later to see a photo of it!
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#2003914 - 12/24/12 11:35 AM Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) [Re: Densi826]
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Originally Posted By: Densi826
Thanks for the welcome Aimeeo, Since we are all still here I just had to put this up my favorite Hallelujah



Not bad for a Lezzer, wink We're having Lesbians for xmas dinner tomorow, so I may give it a play smile

Merry Xmas everyone, hope you all have a magical day smile

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