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#15160 - 09/03/03 02:33 AM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
sushi Offline
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 1490
Loc: Dallas, TX
In reply to:

You know what I find interesting. No Brahms, Bruckner, Bartok



LOL LOL Didn't realize that they were missing till now! Yeah, it's bizzare that Brahms Symphony No.1 wasn't there at the very least... Not that these B's are more important than Mahler, though.

Seriously, I think Dallasites really love Russian music.


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I have the Fantasia 2000 DVD and really like it. I am surprised that you suggested it, however, as I think all of the performances are cut for time and I would think that would irritate the purists.



It's okay, as long as you don't end your listening there. I think that the Fantasia 2000 is a SUPERB (re-)introduction to classical music, for astute classical loves, and for those who have never cared about classical music before.

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#15161 - 09/03/03 07:05 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
weebo523 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 28
OK, thanks to everyone's suggestions I ended up ordering the following:

Respighi, Roman Festivals,et al, Dutoit with the Montreal Symphony, London LON 410 145 as recommended by JohnK

Holst-The Planets; Fantasia 2000; and the Nutcracker ballet by George Balanchine/New York City Ballet; all recommended by Sushi (with very helpful links).

Now I patiently wait for them to arrive and I think that should get me started.

PS - Are there really no Norah Jones fans here at all? OK, I know it's not classical, but she did win 7 Grammy’s and I think classical fans would enjoy the change of pace. Very soothing voice.

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#15162 - 09/03/03 07:35 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
You can count me as a Norah Jones fan. I was lucky enough to see her live when she was still a "nobody." She was a guest performer at a Charlie Hunter show I saw at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland in 2002 (I think?). I also picked up her CD for $9 when it first came out. What a steal!

I also have her Live in New Orleans DVD. I ripped the songs off it and made myself a CD of the live music, too.
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#15163 - 09/03/03 09:36 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
weebo523 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 28
Yeah, I had a chance to see her locally right after the Grammy's but had other plans. How is the live DVD compared to the CD?

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#15164 - 09/03/03 09:39 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
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Barry, due to your mention, while I was at the library I picked up Come Away With Me. The sound is okay, but what makes it seem more impressive is that it's miked extremely close-up and the sound level on the CD is set quite high, higher than anything I own, so I had to turn it down significantly. After listening, I do have one thought about something you might enjoy: the beautiful singing and vocalizing of Anna Moffo on RCA 7831, which I've recommended before and which gives me endless pleasure. Note that the sound is nowhere near as loud or close-up as the Jones CD, but the music...
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#15165 - 09/04/03 05:34 PM Re: Classical Music suggestions? (sushi?)
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I think the live DVD is a good purchase. There's some new material on there and she plays many of the songs from her CD a little bit differently. I have to say, though, that Norah really needs to work on her stage presence. A lot of the time it looks like she's bored.
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