Musical Interlude

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Been watching Ken Burn's documentary?


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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:16 pm

Ya know, I haven't worked up the courage to watch it, but I intend to. I've been avoiding it for a while by watching Black Sails. Ahoy, Matey.
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Post by Northland10 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:20 pm

Addie wrote:
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:16 pm
Ya know, I haven't worked up the courage to watch it, but I intend to. I've been avoiding it for a while by watching Black Sails. Ahoy, Matey.
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Been watching Ken Burn's documentary?
I had Vietnam era music going through my head after watching a piece of it yesterday. Not necessarily one of those shows that leads to good feelings (My Lai and Kent State were part of it).


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Post by kate520 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:30 pm

I can’t watch it yet.


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Post by Addie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:32 pm

Listening to Creedence now seems to be giving me a lift. :P



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Post by HilltownGrrl » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:56 pm

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who can't watch it - I feel better that it's not just me who isn't ready or doesn't want to go there.

I was 14 when the war ended but the debates about whether we should be there, the anger as it dragged on, the anti-war protests & the arguments between/among friends & neighbors, as well as Walter Cronkite's nightly broadcasts about it are still etched, vividly, in my memory & I don't really feel as though I need to wade through all of that. Okay, it's more that I don't want to wade though what we all went through again.


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Post by John Thomas8 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:46 pm

A band from my youth have reunited and I've got great seats for their March 2018 show in Durham. A most excellent set of musicians:




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Post by Volkonski » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:15 am



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Volkonski wrote:
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Post by Foggy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:22 pm

Very cool.


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Ravel's Flash Mob aka Bolero




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Post by gupwalla » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:33 pm

Autobiographical notes on a very famous song that - I learned from the video - was written on my birthday, or one of them. Dan Navarro was the lyricist who co-wrote "We Belong" (made famous by Pat Benatar) with former bandmate Eric Lowen. Lowen passed away from ALS before this video was produced.



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Proof that the original is always the best.


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:23 am

Houston Symphony wins first ever Grammy

www.chron.com/entertainment/music/artic ... newsletter
The Houston Symphony won its first ever Grammy Award on Sunday for a critically lauded recording of Alban Berg's "Wozzeck." "Berg: Wozzeck" won best opera recording. Not only was it the symphony's first ever Grammy win, it was its first ever nomination.

The album is credited to conductor Hans Graf, who also produced along with engineer Brad Sayles. Also credited are soloists Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel, and the Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus
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Wozzeck? That's some very heavy stuff which is very hard on the emotions of the audience.


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Though the morning light will burn away
All the fog the night creates,
There'll still be a trace of our love left behind -
In the dew upon the vine.


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"The devil...the prowde spirite...cannot endure to be mocked.” - Thomas Moore

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:09 am



To see the devastating ending start about at the 3:30 mark.


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Post by gupwalla » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:58 pm

An anthem for our times:



Rise! Over love, over hate
Through this iron sky that's fast becoming our minds
Over fear...and into freedom!


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:56 pm

It being the season, the view last night in Houston shortly before a complete performance of the St. Matthew Passion.

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The gallery at Stude Hall goes completely around the hall so our seats were above the stage.

The Passion is a massive 3 hour long piece written by Bach to surpass his own St. John Passion.

There are two choruses and orchestras and six soloists divided as follows-

Choir I consists of a soprano in ripieno voice, a soprano solo, an alto solo, a tenor solo, SATB chorus, two traversos (flutes), two oboes, two oboes d'amore, two oboes da caccia, theorbo (a big lute), two violin sections, violas and cellos, and continuo (organ but last night also a bass viol and basson).

Choir II consists of SATB voices, violins I, violins II, violas, viola da gamba, cellos, two traversos, two oboes d'amore and continuo (organ but last night also a bass viol and harpsichord).

Bach used a wide range of settings. Sometimes everyone performs in violent fugal crowd scenes. Sometimes the soloists perform with just 2 or 3 instruments often with one instrument being a featured soloist. And this works great for 5 of the singers who get to sing paired with a violin, a flute or two, the viola da gamba, a continuo or an oboe.

Not so lucky is the soprano. In the second half she has an extended recitative and aria paired with the two oboes da caccia (which means hunting oboe).

You probably have never heard or heard of the oboe da caccia. There is a reason for that.

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The oboe da caccia was invented about 1724, used by Bach in the Passion in 1727. It then was pretty much abandoned. Pitched a fifth below the oboe, the oboe da cassia sounds like a nasal buzzy squawking goose. it is also hard to keep on pitch.

That poor soprano. After having almost nothing to do in the first half she gets her big moment in the second half and has to sing with the oboes da caccia!

Happily for people after Bach's time, the English horn (which is a much better sounding tenor oboe invented in Silesia) became available about the same time as the oboe da caccia. It quickly replaced it.

Last night the performance started a 8 PM but the conductor talked (quite) a bit first so we were walking out of the hall at 11:30 PM :( Didn't get home until 12:30 AM on a night shortened by a hour by daylight savings time. My bedside clock read 2:00 AM as I turned out the lights. :yawn:


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