I’ve come across these transcriptions before and quite like them; Bach’s music transcribes so well.This is off to a hauntingly beautiful start.
Bach's solo violin sonatas transcribed for string quartet and played by the Brodsky Quartet.
. I know I appear to be cuddly, some of my neighbours seem to think I’m Santa lookalike, but it is just an illusion - as you may have noticed . I expect Santa is the sort of chap who’d have mushy valve amps to listen to mushy Strauss - Richard and or Johann. Mind you an elf full of distortion might make them vaguely listenable, although that really would need a Christmas miracle!!!You do seem to be going through a "Kick me harder" phase in your musical preferences!
I've seen this performed live twice now. Always blows me away. Figuratively and somewhat literally with those piccolos.Shostakovich 4th symphony - Rostropovich.
I hadn't expected to like this, but thought I'd check out the opening. And ended up listening to the whole recording. Impressed.
Composer dear boy, a composer! And a professional one; he actually got paid for the performances of Le devin du village. Which was performed in front of the King of France no less! Strangely in a sort of Satie-like way, he refused a royal pension on the back of it.Rousseau was an amateur musician, of course, so perhaps this should not be a big surprise.
And Rousseau wrote his own libretto! Then again, of course he wrote his own libretto. xDComposer dear boy, a composer! And a professional one; he actually got paid for the performances of Le devin du village. Which was performed in front of the King of France no less! Strangely in a sort of Satie-like way, he refused a royal pension on the back of it.
No...it is about meeting on a level playing field ? Social situations dont usually require mystique...unless of course you want to confuse, or draw attention to yourself ? :cafe:13 minutes ago, Klassik said:
And Rousseau wrote his own libretto! Then again, of course he wrote his own libretto. xD
Perhaps Klassik has under-estimated Jean-Jacques Rousseau's composing career. Nonetheless, Rousseau's composing career is fairly mediocre compared to fellow polymath François-André Danican Philidor. Seeing how Philidor and Rousseau were in the same social circle along with Voltaire, perhaps Voltaire should be asked to judge their composing skills.
Blame Louis XIII for this. Well, not completely. François-André Danican Philidor came from a family of famous musicians including a great-grandfather (if Klassik is counting correctly :| ) named Jean Danican, but Louis XIII kind of changed Jean's name due to his musical skill:Ah, but you see we all know who J.J. Rousseau is just by saying 'Rousseau'. Nobody knows François-André Danican Philidor from Adam..and his name is too daft to remember anyway.
No...it is about meeting on a level playing field ? Social situations dont usually require mystique...unless of course you want to confuse, or draw attention to yourself ? :cafe:
*Veils removed please. Chop chop ! xD
There is a good reason for Klassik's illeism at the Wigwam. Granted, it's not particularly related to the classical music forum. In other parts of the Wigwam, there are some members who claimed to have read Klassik's posts when either they didn't read them carefully or they're too daft to understand simple concepts. They then assume that Klassik said things Klassik did not say. :S
Klassik thinks the real reason for the jabs is Klassik's discussion of the harpsichord and French music from famous French people (or French-Swiss if one simply must). This, especially the French bit, makes one a large target. xDIs this try to attack Klassik day, does not seem to have worked very well from a 1st or 3rd person point of view :doh:
This is pretty good. Klassik might prefer the 'Czeca' even more though.I gave the Schulhoff 5 Stücke für Streichquartett a spin this evening. They're on a CD with quartet works by Zemlinsky and Kreisler.
They're short, individual pieces, so there's no movement linkge with key signature or other structure. This is number 4: the marvellous Alla Tango milonga (eve though it's not a real tango!)