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#387453 - 12/29/12 06:26 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Dear America, why are you giving us Lady Gaga and hiding Snatum Kaur?
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#387494 - 12/30/12 08:35 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Adrian]
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Retaliation for Celine Dion?
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#387511 - 12/31/12 08:51 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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This means war! sign Celine for 10 yrs in Vegas!!
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#387550 - 12/31/12 09:19 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Speaking of war, I just completed listening to Benjamin Britten's pacifistic statement, his War Requiem. This was a BBC production included in the latest issue of BBC Music magazine. In general these recordings are relatively mediocre, however I have some absolutely outstanding recordings from this source as well.

The piece effectively demonstrates the desolation of war and the sheer terror of it all. I recall performing this piece some years ago. Now that I've heard it again after a very long absence, I've concluded it was more fun to play the Requiem than to listen to it. Maybe part of the problem here is that the poems used and sung was not provided for the listener to follow, hence the significance of the music's expression, which is tied intimately to the poems was lost to me. In any case if you are in a depressed mood and you wish to indulge yourself deeper have a listen to this major 20th Century work commemorating the Nazi bombing of Coventry, U.K. by 450 planes one night in November,1940. Both Britten's version on Decca and Richard Hickox on Chandos have received high praise from, what some would say, esteemed reviewers.


Edited by Captain4105 (12/31/12 09:44 PM)

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#387623 - 01/02/13 12:38 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
This means war! sign Celine for 10 yrs in Vegas!!

Nah, just ask her to sing louder.
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#387653 - 01/02/13 11:55 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
This means war! sign Celine for 10 yrs in Vegas!!


Don't forget, those 10 are in Canadian years. That translates into roughly 53.5 American years that they get to keep her.
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#387733 - 01/03/13 11:36 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Yay!!
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#387748 - 01/04/13 11:49 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Yay!!


Double yay!
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#387986 - 01/08/13 09:24 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Very enjoyable concert by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, with the beautiful Vaughn Williams Symphony no. 5 the centerpiece and concluding with Debussy's La Mer. Available until next Monday here .
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#388410 - 01/14/13 04:56 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1035
A friend sent me this link - scroll down a bit to the video.

Great rendition of 'Stairway to Heaven' - best on larger speakers:

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/12/27...lant-cry-video/

TAM

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