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    bringing classical music to a wider audience

    Nobody does it better
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    any thoughts on the intergration between modern music video and classical opera? i actually think its quite a creative design in all honesty.. yes you may laugh, but I find the video beautiful, or should I say the soloist

    please don't anybody say they are offended by this video..(yes you may think it distracts from the music, and I'm not saying that it doesnt! .. but.. it is well done) because I think it is a great tribute to many out there who may not have a clue about classical music, it is nice that people are attempting to make it more accessible for a wider audience, any reactions?
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    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    Mozart + crazy tree thingys + Anna Netrebko make for an interesting combo .... this one is a little less ridiculous than the first
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    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    When it comes to things like this, my opinion is, why not.

    Those who don't like it don't have to watch.

    I like her singing, and she is indeed a lovely lady. The orchestra sounds like a fine one as well.
    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
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    yes I just saw her perform with the Met Opera Orchestra.. Gunauds' romeo and juliet.. it was breathtaking
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    you can probabally guess who she played
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    Bringing classical music to a wider audience is a good thread starter. It makes me laugh. Classical music, do you mean like pop music? You know, what people sing and buy and play during their lives? What about musicians who start with "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" or see John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers as seminal? Classical music is an omnipresent musical event. How many children watched cartoons with cities being built to Rachmaninoff, or the movies Bambi to Cinderella, with Hollywood elite players, or know "The Days of Wine and Roses" from an old black and white on T.V.? There's no denying the staying power of any great music. Why, even I have something in common with Mozart. I've been told I play too many notes too and I feel classical when someone comes up to me afterwards and says they laughed when they saw me trying to play the same thing again, getting it right.

    I never bought a Beatles record or book. But I know a lot of their songs. Same with Elvis, and after he died my one agent put me into an Elvis act to catch some of the hysteria and big bucks. Classical: standard background, programmable, synthesized a long time ago. No royalties. Used a lot. Probably heard more in our lives than any specific band or performer. Why buy it, when it's all around? That's not a lack of appreciation, it's just style depreciation. What's the big classical question today? What would he have done with a computer? And seeing those vids, it doesn't look like you are interested in a wider audience.

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