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Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion Today, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Peter
Indeed, it's 14 years since we met up with...

Indeed, it's 14 years since we met up with Bernard in Vienna! :)
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Peter
Watching the entertaining series on composers...

Watching the entertaining series on composers presented by Peter Ustinov:
Here's the one (actually there are two parts) on Mendelssohn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz1r4MoLK2U
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-21-2018, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Peter
True, so I'd head for the nearest hotel and use...

True, so I'd head for the nearest hotel and use the internet!! Seriously though, having listed my choices a while back, I think I'd change most of them now!
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-21-2018, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Peter
The trouble is that on arriving on this island...

The trouble is that on arriving on this island with their discs, most would have no option but to stare at them in frustration having no means of playing them - these days I'd take an mp3 player! :)
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Peter
Glad you enjoyed that Megan - a good place to...

Glad you enjoyed that Megan - a good place to start might be the last movement of his 3rd symphony, try starting this clip at 16'27. Let me know if you'd like any other Mahler...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 07:18 AM
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Views: 81
Posted By Peter
Here is the Beethoven...

Here is the Beethoven episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNoZw6Im86k
Forum: General Discussion 01-18-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb What are you watching now?

Some years back the BBC ran an excellent series on the great composers - some are available on Youtube and I'm watching 'Mahler'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnBNFRzdkIM
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-17-2018, 08:34 PM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Yes this work is quite wonderful - Beethoven...

Yes this work is quite wonderful - Beethoven himself was in awe of it.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-17-2018, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Peter
I have to agree with Michael Enrique - by the...

I have to agree with Michael Enrique - by the time Beethoven wrote the 7th he was a complete master of form and new exactly what he was doing. I used to find the repeats in the Scherzo too much, but...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-16-2018, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Nice find, enjoyed this.

Nice find, enjoyed this.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-16-2018, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Peter
Crikey Megan, this thread is 17 years old! I...

Crikey Megan, this thread is 17 years old! I doubt you'll get a response from PDG now unless he's still lurking somewhere. :)
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-16-2018, 07:37 AM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Yes indeed, here's a link listing them -...

Yes indeed, here's a link listing them - http://www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Johannes_Brahms_-_list_of_choral_works

The German Requiem, Schicksalslied op. 54 and the Alto Rhapsody are particularly...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-11-2018, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Excellent orchestration Gerd, very much in...

Excellent orchestration Gerd, very much in keeping with Mendelssohn's style.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 01-09-2018, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Peter
Johannes Brahms - Nšnie, for chorus, orchestra &...

Johannes Brahms - Nšnie, for chorus, orchestra & harp ad lib, Op. 82

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxpgC332ey4
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-24-2017, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Peter
Happy Christmas

Wishing all members and their families a very happy Christmas and new year.

What could be more appropriate than this - the Carol Symphony written in 1927 by Victor Hely-Hutchinson - Enjoy!...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-22-2017, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Peter
Lightbulb Chris has fixed it, so see above. Looking at your...

Chris has fixed it, so see above. Looking at your code, you still have the s there which is why it didn't show. Re. The Tchaikovsky, simply beautiful as is all his rather neglected sacred music.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-05-2017, 07:37 AM
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Views: 728
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb That's interesting Sorrano as Beethoven only ever...

That's interesting Sorrano as Beethoven only ever arranged op.14/1 for quartet and this was because he was against what he perceived as an 'unnatural mania' of such arrangements claiming that only...
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-01-2017, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Peter
A recording of yours then Michael! :)

A recording of yours then Michael! :)
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-01-2017, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Peter
Indeed it is - She gave a wonderful performance...

Indeed it is - She gave a wonderful performance with Barenboim last year of the Liszt 1st piano concerto to mark her 75th birthday.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 12-01-2017, 04:27 PM
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Views: 213
Posted By Peter
Bach Partita no.2 in C minor, I especially love...

Bach Partita no.2 in C minor, I especially love the Capriccio which is great fun to play.
(Starts at 1'10)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXH-sj9miO8
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-27-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Peter
I recognised it as Mendelssohn and then it came...

I recognised it as Mendelssohn and then it came to me - I didn't know it was the last major work he wrote.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-26-2017, 07:46 AM
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Views: 252
Posted By Peter
This is the adagio from Mendelssohn's Quartet...

This is the adagio from Mendelssohn's Quartet No.6 in F minor Op.80 - lovely piece and just shows how his chamber music aside from the great Octet is neglected.
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-25-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 728
Posted By Peter
Lightbulb What are you listening to now?

Morten Lauridsen Lux Aerterna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmCBWGDXLf0
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-20-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Peter
Interesting and quite effective, more so I think...

Interesting and quite effective, more so I think than the wind nonet arrangement (+ Timpani) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R5CCxs4uBg
Forum: Beethoven and Classical Music Discussion 11-15-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 5,276
Posted By Peter
Dvorak Symphony no.5 in F.

Dvorak Symphony no.5 in F.
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