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Greetings everyone! I'm pleased to see we're back to music sharing. Here's my first offering for the weekend. Here is vocalist Cassandra Wilson and her band performing St. James Infirmary at the Monterrey Jazz Festival. I'll be back later with some more things to share.
This piece is vastly different from my last posting. Right now I'm listening to various kinds of music suggested for relaxation to release tension in the body. These are some of the things I'm considering for the problem with my hand. There are a couple of interesting threads on the Pianist Corner discussing this if you're interested.
Here is one unexpected suggestion I found on a medical website. I happen to have it in my own collection, but would have never thought of it for relaxation. Here is Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.
Loc: Ireland (ex England)
I've been spending a good bit of time on Dvorak recently and am hoping to present some of his piano music at the next ABF recital. The "New World" was the only symphony of his that I was familiar with - I knew the Cello Concerto, of course, some chamber music (some of which I've posted here as part of Sunday Classicals) and his piano Humoreskes.
His seventh symphony is a recent revelation and I've posted it in full. It's a magnificent piece of work. I'll be working through all nine of his symphonies over the next while and see how he compares to Tchaikovsky, whose first three symphonies take a while to get into and don't really compare, musically, with the last three. Typically, any of the major composers after Beethoven who can match his count of large scale symphonies, nine, is usually rather good at the medium (Mahler, Bruckner) so I'm surprised I haven't investigated Dvorak before.
On a whim, and reminiscing about our absent Sunday Classical postings after last weekend, I've spread a sample from over four hundred years of music in Sunday mood.
I wangled all the other dates around the Dvorak but can't confirm the date of the Palestrina Mass though I'm sure it's pretty close. I could have used his "Tu es Pastor" Mass that was lately used to inaugurate Pope Francis - that was composed in 1585 - but there were no good performances of it that I could find on YT. The same was found with "Tu es Petrus", used at the last public mass by Benedict. The Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary is more likely earlier than later but I can't confirm the date but at over four hundred years I don't think the timing is critical.
I also picked only Roman Catholic composers (not difficult before the Romantic period) but I'm unsure about John Rutter though his Requiem was set to the RC Funeral Mass so that should be sufficient anyway. It's as difficult to separate the history of classical music from the church as it is to separate the history of rock from race.
Palestrina: Mass of The Blessed Virgin Mary 16th Century (c. 1585?)
Corelli: Trio Sonata Op. 2, No 12, Ciacona (1685)
Mozart - "Dissonance" String Quartet, K. 465, Andante Cantabile (1785)
WOW! Look at all of these postings. Just like old times. I'll be back in a few hours with my contributions. Right now I have a family activity. I'm looking forward to listening to these postings too. Thanks!
Loc: West Bengal, India
Originally Posted By: zrtf90
It looks like we have a new contender for thread stalwart while our senior scholar is chasing girls grades away from home.
Seriously, even I would have showed up if this was meant for me lol
It's quite incredible to see our new contender getting the spirit of RST so quickly!!! Bravo, fizikisto
I'm really really happy and excited to have our famous Sunday Classicals back! Thanks a lot Richard, Griffin, and of course, our new contender While Griffin prepares his selections for us let me add some in between
Let's have some Beethoven first:
Then these beautiful prelude and fugue by Shostakovich, in his own interpretation:
Loc: Ireland (ex England)
What a great weekend that was, especially with Rupak showing up and adding some great stuff.
I'm still not finished the Corr's - but helpfully, YouTube seems to remember where I last got to these days. I'm over halfway now. I never really listened to them before so I was quite surprised to find a lot of it familiar.
But I'm caught up with everything else - even my own rather bulky postings.
I'm pretty sure the Perpetuum choir has been posted before in this thread but it was great to hear it again. I had to give it a couple of listens! The thunder and rain really is fabulous.
So, Ricardo, where are you? Hung over at La Chumbera? That was the scene of my first excursion with drugs and drink combined. Cannabis mixed with the eponymous cocktails! What did they make them with? Do they still make them and is the recipe known? I haven't had one since the late seventies!
Hi Greener Great classic song! I've been home this week with an awful cold. Haven't been able to practice much myself, but I have been listening to a lot of music. Glad to have this thread to play around in.
One of my favorite instruments to listen to is the weissenborn style guitar. In addition to the hollow body found on a normal acoustic guitar, it has a hollow neck which gives it a dreamier sound (for want of a better description). It's generally played hawaiian style (on the lap with a steel rod, aka a noter, used to fret the cords). I had actually never heard of it before, but I stumbled onto some youtube videos a couple of years ago and goodness those things sure have a sweet sound!
Nord Stage 2 HA88 Roland RD800
Loc: The Fabulous Florida Keys
At last I know the name of that type of guitar. I was watching a Ben Harper video and my wife asked me what type of guitar he was playing and I had no idea. Now I know. Thank you. Definitely a mellow, laid back sound. Very nice. I have also heard it in some of the Allison Krauss and Union Station pieces.