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  • Good idea for discussion Carpy, and great to see Arvo Pärt on your list.

    Anything by Dustin O'Halloran, especially his 2nd album 'Piano Solos Volume 2' & also 'Lumiere'.

    Nils Frahm, especially his 'Screws' album (so called due to his falling from a bunk bed and breaking his right-hand wrist, requiring screws to heal it, becoming frustrated at not being able to play with both hands, he composed & recorded this album solely with his left hand - genius)

    Hauschka, master proponent of the 'prepared piano' (household items, i.e. beer bottle lids, fixed to certain wires inside the piano) especially 'Ferndorf', 'Foreign Landscapes' or 'Small Pieces'.

    Post edited by pascho at 2013-08-08 06:17:52
  • Concerto for Harp  / Gliere

    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • I still find it bizarre that as one gets older there's something about classical that clicks. Never understood why but I wonder if it's because of both the space it holds and the distillation of emotion which we understand more by then?
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • I've always partaken, as I studied classical music throughout my youth. My taste, however, has broadened over the years.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Yes, Mum really enjoyed all kinds of music but when she was at the piano it was always classical so that is what I was brought up on...the fact that my sis is ten years older than me meant there was always other music to listen to as well so I can thank them both. Brother was away at university and Dad doesn't really 'do' music as such so their tastes were not an influence.
    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • Oh, I've always heard classical through my life but it's only at this end of it that it kinda made sense in more than just a musical way? Hard to explain.
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • Hard to explain yes, however you made perfect sense. :)
    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • It's likely that the typical adult brain is able to process music in a more holistic way than the young brain. The wiring in our brains changes as we age; as a result, we tend to see big pictures more readily, and we make connections across disciplines with relative ease.
    Post edited by iuventus at 2013-08-09 05:28:16
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • I prefer the original form of the quartet to the lush orchestral arrangement. The simplicity and openness of the four strings whispers a near resignation to loneliness, but by the time they strike the screaming double stops, it has slowly escalated to a gut-wrenching plea for love. Yeah, fuck that pandering Adagio from the war movies!


    Post edited by iuventus at 2013-08-09 05:41:00
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • On the lighter side... The best recording of this is by Takacs Quartet; however, I couldn't find it on YouTube.


    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • I love this man almost as much as I love...well, it doesn't matter.


    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • Mahler hadn't really been on my horizon but thanks to Wiiiiiiiiill's 6 Music interview I figure I need to get his 5th. What they played was pretty excellent and right up my classical alley.
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • Mahler is a mess. A glorious mess, but a mess nonetheless.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • @iuventus He is very expressive in his playing indeed. not to mention excellent.
    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • Katherine Jenkins Live at the royal albert hall london in november/december this year

    Tickets from £195!!!!!pp..... :-O
    Just Keep Things Simple.....
    Love Goldfrapp.....