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  1. Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 3 Abbado / Berlin Philharmonics

    I was unaware that Stanley Kubrick commissioned British composer Frank Cordell to adapt this symphony to accompany the film 2001. That was before Alex North composed an original score loosely inspired by the classical temp track that would later become the actual soundtrack.
    I find diverging information whether Cordell actually recorded that music. On one hand it is said his surviving wife tired to release the recording on the other hand Wikipedia doesn't mention the whole affair at all. As Mahler died in 1911, in 1968 his music was probably still under protection of copyright. (I don't know about British laws, in Germany at least that would have been the case.)
    So that is an "unused score" enigma that I didn't know about. It was recently discussed over at FSM.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2018
    the folks at Bad Lip Reading have released another masterpiece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT4shwU4Yc4
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2018
    The person to ask are the people at buysoundtracks. Ford is an expert.
    listen to more classical music!
  2. NP: The Best of Gerry Rafferty

    In Germany Rafferty is largely forgotten, or regarded a one hit wonder with "Baker Street". Yet there was much more to him.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2018
    NP: OVERTURE FROM RED SPARROW As I said this isn't classical music at all.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2018
    NP: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA a tone poem from Schmitt. The more I listen the better I like it.
    listen to more classical music!
  3. Palestrina
    Sistine Chapel Choir & Massimo Palombella on Deutsche Grammophon

    Not for everyday but once in a while I like to listen to these aerial ambient choral pieces. Incidentally they remind me of certain kinds of ambient electronic music.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2018
    Hmm. Not familiar with these at all.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2018
    NP: HOLLYWOOD THE GREAT MUSICALS A nice compilation with vocals.
    listen to more classical music!
  4. For my German conpatriots:

    NP: Peter Maffay MTV Unplugged (2017)

    I'm not a big fan of German Schlager in general or Peter Maffay in particular, but this concert recording I find spectacular. I caught it on TV some time ago and that lead to eventually obtain the album.

    smile Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
    • CommentAuthorjb1234
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2018
    Lots of Brahms lately. His violin sonatas, symphonies, the requiem and one of my favorite pieces ever, his second piano concerto (which has perhaps one of the most gorgeous slow movements ever composed).
  5. I'm not what you'd call an expert or anything, but Brahms never really hooked me. He's too academic for my tastes (if you'll pardon the pun); I prefer my Romantics a bit more romantic.
    • CommentAuthorjb1234
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2018
    Edmund Meinerts wrote
    I'm not what you'd call an expert or anything, but Brahms never really hooked me. He's too academic for my tastes (if you'll pardon the pun); I prefer my Romantics a bit more romantic.


    Yeah, that's a common opinion and for the longest time, I shared it too. But once I reached my early 30s, Brahms just clicked with me. His music is more restrained than his contemporaries Dvorak and Tchaikovsky but it's like a volcano, seething with passion under the surface.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2018
    NP: SMILE (Brian Wilson)

    I could use some summer right about now.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2018
    Brahms is a wonderful composer that is a strong member of the 19th century romantics.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2018
    NP: HOW DARE YOU! (10CC)

    An ol' classic nostalgia favourite of mine. Their best album, IMO.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2018
    I'm old because I never heard of them, yikes
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2018
    Yes, you must be, because that's an OLD band too. It was formed in the late 60s and took the name 10CC in 1972. wink
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2018
    60's was my era for listening, double yikes
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2018 edited
    I think a lot of the British bands of the 70s (post-Beatles) like 10CC didn't do that well in the US. Especially not 'art rock'/prog rock like this, which was often considered too 'highbrow' overseas.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2018
    In the 70's I got interested in jazz anyway.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2018
    NP: IS THIS THE LIFE WE REALLY WANT? (Roger Waters)

    cool
    I am extremely serious.
  6. NP: Adiemus Songs of Sanctuary (1995) - Karl Jenkins

    One of the best New Age albums ever.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2018
    Thor wrote
    Yes, you must be, because that's an OLD band too. It was formed in the late 60s and took the name 10CC in 1972. wink


    lol biggrin

    Spot on though Thor.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2018
    NP CHARLES IVES SYMPHONY NO. 1
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018 edited
    NP: ORCHESTRAL WORKS (Aaron Copland, 2CD)

    All the greatest orchestral and folk-inspired pieces, with various top performers.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2018
    wonderful to hear.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2018 edited
    NP: GRACE AND DANGER - JOHN MARTYN

    cool
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2018
    LSH wrote
    NP: GRACE AND DANGER - JOHN MARTYN

    cool


    Beautiful album. I've seen Martyn three times. A true and much missed legend.
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorLSH
    • CommentTime6 days ago edited
    Ah, I honestly didn't know that he'd died.

    I had been rummaging around in my dad's humongous record collection at the weekend (which I do every couple of years and always find something new) and found a wealth of Martyn CDs this time round. I'd only heard Solid Air (on your recommendation, Tim kiss ), which is a superb record, so I am really glad to have discovered more. He creates a superb vibe.

    beer