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#340756 - 03/03/11 08:47 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: JohnK]
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John, you should really consider signing up as an Amazon Associate. Then if someone purchases anything you link to, you get a little kickback.
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#340861 - 03/04/11 09:16 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: pmbuko]
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You may be right, Peter; and just think, I may get a note from Brittany, as Charles did!
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#341513 - 03/10/11 02:09 AM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: JohnK]
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Hi Guys: Ken I understand your frustration with regard to the precision of a group in its performance of pieces like the Brandenburgs. However the practice of the day was for the harpsichord to improvise at certain places in the piece. If you listen to two or three recordings of just one concerto you will here many differences in the outcome. That's why I have about four recordings of these concerti. John's suggestion for the Bach will be period performances. Those groups sound very different from those who use modern instruments. That too is an issue at least for me as I prefer the modern. Ironically my favorite rendition as of now is from a period group based in Berlin.

If you aren't happy with your Bach try the tried and true favorite on a Decca twofer and conducted by Benjamin Britten. You can find it on Amazon here:http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Brandenburg-Concertos-Britten-ECO/dp/B00000425M/ref=sr_1_5?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1299740548&sr=1-5

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#341861 - 03/12/11 10:27 AM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: Captain4105]
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Not sure if this is on the same topic but does anyone have any recommendations for some great cello music? I'm looking for something very...emotional and stirring. I have the Yo-Yo Ma 6 Cello Suites and enjoyed it and so thought I'd like to hear some more. I also have some of his music for Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon which I really love. YOu can feel the passion in it which I find moving.
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#341873 - 03/12/11 01:24 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: DanielBMe]
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Daniel, if you like cello(and singing) with a somewhat Middle Eastern/Old World flair to it, try Caroline Lavelle . She also is a mainstay in much of Loreena McKennitts work and plays some stirring cello solos as in this rendition of Dante's Prayer.
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#341875 - 03/12/11 01:49 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: Adrian]
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Adrian, I listend to both links provided but to be honest I lean towards non vocal.
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#341879 - 03/12/11 02:20 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: DanielBMe]
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I like Cello too.

Wanna try something different? Yo Yo Ma in Appalachian Waltz. Kind of a mix between classical and blue grass. I really like it.

Another favorite is Janine Jansen; Four Seasons on SACD. (I like Vivaldi as well)
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#341884 - 03/12/11 03:32 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: michael_d]
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Jacqueline du Pre has some good stuff.
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#341887 - 03/12/11 04:10 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: Ken.C]
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Already found some of her music on utube. Great stuff! I'll have to see if I can find some music in my local cd shop. I may have to order from Amazon though.
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#341909 - 03/12/11 09:54 PM Re: Classical Music Recommendations [Re: DanielBMe]
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Absolutely, Dan; have suggestions for great cello music that even sounds good when the volume control runs backwards!

The prime choice is this recording of the great Dvorak Cello Concerto plus emotional Jewish-inspired music(Schelomo and Kol Nidrei). This was my suggestion here before and several of our members reported buying and enjoying it.

Next, I'll list the little-known, but beautiful, Cello Concerto and "City of Light" 22nd Symphony by American composer(from Seattle)Alan Hovhaness. Mr. Hovhaness himself conducted the symphony with the Seattle Symphony.

Ma(I assume that you were referring to his performances of the Bach Cello Suites)and Maazel collaborated in fine performances of the Lalo and Saint-Saens Cello Concertos on this disc .

The celebrated Schumann Cello Concerto and Brahms "Double" Concerto for Cello and Violin are both given fine performances here .

These links are Amazon U.S., but these items are also listed on Amazon Canada and are available(including from U.S. sellers such as Import CDs)at bargain prices of just a few dollars each.
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