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Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-19-2018, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Peter
You have a beautiful site Armando and thank you...

You have a beautiful site Armando and thank you for sharing your research with us.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-13-2018, 07:51 AM
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Posted By Peter
Ah thanks for posting this video of the great...

Ah thanks for posting this video of the great 'cellist Jacqueline du Pre playing my favourite 'cello concerto conducted by her husband Daniel Barenboim. I think it is an interesting point you make. I...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-10-2018, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb I think 'simultaneously ordinary and...

I think 'simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary' is an excellent way of putting it! This is true of all great artists, often very flawed people (like us all) with unexplainable and phenomenal...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-10-2018, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Thank you PDG and it's good to see this...

Thank you PDG and it's good to see this resurrected thread has attracted you like a moth to the lamp!
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-09-2018, 06:27 PM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Wonderful that you started so young listening to...

Wonderful that you started so young listening to classical music and Beethoven in particular. My first introduction to Beethoven was an LP of the 4th and 5th symphonies and I was also instantly...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-09-2018, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Peter
Welcome Jacred - some interesting choices there...

Welcome Jacred - some interesting choices there and it looks like you're especially drawn to the later works?
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 02-06-2018, 07:42 AM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Thanks for posting this Decrepit - I'm very fond...

Thanks for posting this Decrepit - I'm very fond of Saint Saens' symphonies and can't understand why they are so neglected. Inspired me to listen to the aria "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix" from Samson...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2018, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb No problem - A mechanical musical chronometer...

No problem - A mechanical musical chronometer was invented by Dietrich Nikolaus Winkel in Amsterdam in 1814 and the metronome (incorporating Winkel's ideas) was patented by Maelzel in 1816 long...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2018, 07:28 AM
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Posted By Peter
Well Scarlatti didn't make those metronome...

Well Scarlatti didn't make those metronome markings! The speed of the clip seems about right and that should be your target, but don't play faster than you can manage at the moment - rhythmic...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2018, 07:03 AM
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Views: 235
Posted By Peter
South Bank Show - John...

South Bank Show - John Ogdon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMDqBSlAseg
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-24-2018, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Peter
Actually it'll be 15 years this August - I...

Actually it'll be 15 years this August - I remember it was during the heatwave. Had a really great time and hope to come back some day soon and this time make it up the Kahlenberg! :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2018, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Peter
Yes it is very spiritual and I think influenced...

Yes it is very spiritual and I think influenced by the slow movement from Beethoven's quartet Op.135.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmu4Q6JLz18

Aside from the famous Adagietto from the 5th...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-23-2018, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Peter
Indeed, it's 14 years since we met up with...

Indeed, it's 14 years since we met up with Bernard in Vienna! :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2018, 09:28 AM
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Views: 235
Posted By Peter
Watching the entertaining series on composers...

Watching the entertaining series on composers presented by Peter Ustinov:
Here's the one (actually there are two parts) on Mendelssohn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz1r4MoLK2U
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-21-2018, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Peter
True, so I'd head for the nearest hotel and use...

True, so I'd head for the nearest hotel and use the internet!! Seriously though, having listed my choices a while back, I think I'd change most of them now!
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-21-2018, 11:44 AM
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Views: 88
Posted By Peter
The trouble is that on arriving on this island...

The trouble is that on arriving on this island with their discs, most would have no option but to stare at them in frustration having no means of playing them - these days I'd take an mp3 player! :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Peter
Glad you enjoyed that Megan - a good place to...

Glad you enjoyed that Megan - a good place to start might be the last movement of his 3rd symphony, try starting this clip at 16'27. Let me know if you'd like any other Mahler...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Peter
Here is the Beethoven...

Here is the Beethoven episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNoZw6Im86k
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb What are you watching now?

Some years back the BBC ran an excellent series on the great composers - some are available on Youtube and I'm watching 'Mahler'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnBNFRzdkIM
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-17-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,172
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Yes this work is quite wonderful - Beethoven...

Yes this work is quite wonderful - Beethoven himself was in awe of it.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Peter
I have to agree with Michael Enrique - by the...

I have to agree with Michael Enrique - by the time Beethoven wrote the 7th he was a complete master of form and new exactly what he was doing. I used to find the repeats in the Scherzo too much, but...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-16-2018, 06:30 PM
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Views: 1,172
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Nice find, enjoyed this.

Nice find, enjoyed this.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-16-2018, 06:29 PM
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Views: 1,200
Posted By Peter
Crikey Megan, this thread is 17 years old! I...

Crikey Megan, this thread is 17 years old! I doubt you'll get a response from PDG now unless he's still lurking somewhere. :)
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-16-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,172
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Yes indeed, here's a link listing them -...

Yes indeed, here's a link listing them - http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Johannes_Brahms_-_list_of_choral_works

The German Requiem, Schicksalslied op. 54 and the Alto Rhapsody are particularly...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-11-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Excellent orchestration Gerd, very much in...

Excellent orchestration Gerd, very much in keeping with Mendelssohn's style.
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