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    What classical music did you listen to today?

    Have you been listening to any classical music today? If so, what was it, who wrote it, who performed it, and what were your thoughts about it? You may list as many works as you like, and any details you like.

    I was busy teaching today, so I listened to a student of mine play Chopin`s Waltz in a minor, op. posth. Very nice work, one of Chopin`s easier works besides some of his Preludes; his ornamentation is good, and he does well with dynamics; needs to bring out the r.h. melody a bit more though.

    Later I listened to excerpts from Bach`s b minor mass- one word- wow.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
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    Hi Ms. Rojo,

    Let's see - today I listened to *Parsifal* by Wagner w/ Placido Domingo as Parsifal and ably conducted by Christian Thielemann. Then I listened to Bruckner's 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th Symphonies conducted by Eugen Jochum. Tomorrow will be Bach's B-minor Mass, Mass in E-minor by Bruckner, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms, Tchaikovsky's complete Symphonies and Charles Tournemire's *Sept Paroles du Christ* for Organ Solo. Then I will practice the Tournemire piece for an upcoming recital of that work.

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

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    Dvorak's: Symphony in D major, a Schierrzo(sp?) and his American Suite.

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    Hey giovanni, do you have 48 hour days or something?

    I think I`d like that sometimes...
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Studied the score for Symfonie No. 2 by Brahms.

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    Hello Ms. Rojo,

    Thanx for inquiring if I have 48 hour days - no, I only have 24 hour days, just like everyone else. Up at 5 a.m. and in bed by 10 p.m. I strive to make every moment productive and industrious.

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    Hi gio,

    I was just kidding/being silly- it`s just that that is a lot of lenghthy music there. As for me, guess I`m more of a lazy-bones...

    Btw, what did you think of Domingo`s performance of the Wagner?
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    Today it Was Tchaikovsky's simphony no.6 "pathetique"
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    Today I listened to some of Reubke`s Organ Sonata in c minor, 'The 94th Psalm.' Don`t know who was playing because I only caught a portion of it on the radio. Nevertheless, whoa; quite heavy and dark. And complex. I was thouroughly engrossed.

    It`s a real shame this composer died so very young- only 24...
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    The only music I listened to today (so far) was my students at the rehearsal for their recital this Saturday. HAHA! The most advanced of my students will be performing the first movement of the Mozart Violin Concerto in D Maj..

    Cyndee

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    Hi Ms. Rojo,

    Another tip: August Gottfried Ritter(1811-1885) has written a very powerful Sonata Nr. 3 op:23 in a-minor. It is also very engrossing. Daniel Roth, Titulaire of St. Sulpice in Paris has done an awesome recording of that work plus Reubke's 94th and Franz Liszt's *Orpheus* and *Consolation*.

    Here's a link if you wish to order it: http://ohscatalog.stores.yahoo.net/noname27.html

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    Hello again Ms. Rojo,

    I have only very sporadically been visiting MIMF because of a number of recitals which I have been playing and preparing for - please accept my most humble apologies. Domingo's *Parsifal* is well done and I really have no complaints about it.

    Cheers,

    Giovanni

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    Hi gio,

    Thanks for the tip; I`ll have a looksee. I really enjoyed what I heard of the Reubke the other day.

    No apologies necessary, giovanni; how goes the Tournemire? Are you playing other works as well?

    Btw, no rush on a response...
    Last edited by rojo; Jun-16-2006 at 07:39.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
    ''The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.'' - Michael Jackson


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    Hello all!

    Never posted here before but today I have been listening to MacCunn's Overture "The Land Of The Mountains And The Flood", Pletnev's transcription (for clarinet and orchestra) of Beethoven's Violin Concerto (lovely!) and Chopin's Nocturnes

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