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by Eetu Pellonpää
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 38158

Chalkperson wrote:I will recommend some really great Dowland discs a little later, and some very fine Lute music...
I would appreciate this! (sorry for the headahce :wink:)
by Eetu Pellonpää
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Calling EM Fans!
Replies: 131
Views: 38158

Greeting early music fans! I thought to ask if you have any opinions about this disc I found from the local library: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FBXEYFD6L._AA240_.jpg I was surprised to see the name and face of this pop singer in the section of classical music, but the Deutsche Grammopho...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Tue Jul 10, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bugs Bunny does Wagner: 50th Anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 3271

These Warner Bros cartoons with opera music actually introduced me to the classical music (along with my father's Beniamino Gigli vinyl listening), and the beautiness of the Tannhauser themes in them motivated me to hunt down the complete recordings from the artists. I still find these cartoons bein...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Festival of Finnish classical music in London
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Festival of Finnish classical music in London

Hi!

I noted a news announcement, that the The Finnish-Institute in London is arranging a concert series of Finnish classical music during this autumn in the London: http://www.sibeliusandbeyond.com/index.php

Hopefully the festival will be succesful! :mrgreen:
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Someone, please educate me on MP3
Replies: 8
Views: 2455

Also a CD-R record can be written from mp3-files with software like Easy CD Creator f.ex., and then the CD-R can be listened with majority of CD players. If the CD-R burning software doesn't recognize mp3, then they should be first converted to wav-files, and they can be burend then. My own experien...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri May 25, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Modern Music Masterpieces
Replies: 53
Views: 14859

I could mention two post WW2 Finnish composers which I like: Aulis Sallinen: I quess he is mostly known for his operas, but he has also done some other great works, like "Songs and Dances of Death", a piece for chorus, solo singers and orchestra. He also composed music for the Finnish film epic "Rau...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri May 25, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: to while with jazz?
Replies: 9
Views: 3219

I would recommend the works of Ralph Towner. He plays mainly acoustic guitar and piano, and Bill Evans was one of his big innovators. His music combines carefully constructed and improvisational elements, both traditional and modern. If you like classical guitar music, his "Anthem" and "Solo Concert...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: G. F. HANDEL and J. S. BACH
Replies: 43
Views: 30137

On the basis of what I have heard from both of these artists, it's difficult to say which would be better in my opinion. I'm very fond of Bach's cantatas, as I like vocal music. The overall amount of this great material seems to be much bigger than Händel's output, but then Händel has wrote some son...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why was Franz Schubert disliked during his lifetime?
Replies: 60
Views: 28355

I do hope, Eetu, that this thread has given you an incentivre to hear and read more about Schubert. There is a lot of biographical material about him, some of which has been touched on here. It's all interesting and worthiwhile. Yeah, I may check out those later. It's possible, that the author of t...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you collect classical music DVDs as well?
Replies: 27
Views: 17774

Nashvillebill wrote:This one is pretty good from Opus Arte it's a little on the expensive side but a great collection

http://www.opusarte.com/pages/product.asp?ProductID=174
Thanks for the hint!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why was Franz Schubert disliked during his lifetime?
Replies: 60
Views: 28355

:shock: Firstly, my apologies as I was unable to enunciate my question properly: With “dislike” I meant the unsuccessfulness of his works popularity during his lifetime, not his social success. As English is not my mother tongue, I try be more precise with the words in the future. The book which I r...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Why was Franz Schubert disliked during his lifetime?
Replies: 60
Views: 28355

Why was Franz Schubert disliked during his lifetime?

A question from a not-so-pro listener: Why was Franz Schubert disliked during his lifetime? I wondered this, as I understood that he was admitted as a genius by his tutors. Alsothespeed how the young composer worked is unbelievable. Were the some stylistical elements in his stuff, disturbing his aud...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you collect classical music DVDs as well?
Replies: 27
Views: 17774

I usually let the DVD play on the background, while I do homeworks, eat or sit at the sofa, watching it more intense if there's something very interesting, or sometimes just listening the music. If there's a great production of a good opera, I usually watch it like a film, intensively from end to be...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Tannhauser
Replies: 6
Views: 5865

I have the Deutsche Grammophon version with Sinopoli conducting. I must admit that I was more attracted by the singers Plácido Domingo and Matti Salminen + the record label I have found as a guarrantee of class. I must admit that I havent' compared this to other recordings.
by Eetu Pellonpää
Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Niccoló Paganini's guitar works
Replies: 3
Views: 4083

^Thanks for the recommendation, added it to my fastly growing want-list!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Edvard Grieg
Replies: 19
Views: 10923

If you got spare cash or a comprehensive library you should find a 6 CD box of Grieg's orchestral works played by Gothenburg Symphony orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi. I think 2/3 of the materral on that epicx packet is pure bliss, painting up great impressionistic visions of this intersting compo...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Niccoló Paganini's guitar works
Replies: 3
Views: 4083

Niccoló Paganini's guitar works

Hi! Thought to write something on this subject. My first encouter with the composer came from a silly film by a lunatic German actor Klaus Kinski, who shot a film by this violinist before his own death. The movie is quite camp trash with some banal humorous scenes, but the composer's name came to my...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:26 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner & classical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

I visited the library few days ago, and I got the foolowing ECM albums from "Thrid Stream" category: Jacques Loussier Trio "Baroque Favorites" Terje Rypdal "Lux Aeterna" Trygve Seim "Sangam" Been listening the last of mentioned, and there are very slow, melancholic, beautiful and impressionistic sou...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: How About a "Ring" Cycle With Puppets?
Replies: 3
Views: 1710

Nice idea! If the puppets are pop for you, check out a neat movie done completelly with marionets: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374248/

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by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 684684

Thank you CharmNewton for your suggestions! I try to hunt down some of Purcell's anthems.

Just starting C.W.Gluck's "Alceste", and it sounds very promising!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner & classical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

^ Nice to learn the meaning of "Third Strem" term, there's a such label in the local library's CD categories, where I found some Ralph's records too. I'll have to check out other artists from that genre too! :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner & classical music
Replies: 6
Views: 2505

Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner & classical music

Thought to ask if there are anybody here who are familiar with his music? He plays classical acoustic guitar as his main instrument (also piano + other keyboards), and though his contribution on other jazz artist records are mostly pure modern jazz, in some of his solo albums where he plays only the...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Mahler Symphony No. 1 - Walter/NY
Replies: 23
Views: 6270

Bit off topic, but if I remember right, isn't the start of the 60's Star Trek series overture nearly a carbon copy of the opening of Mahler's 1st symphony? :wink:
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 684684

I'm just starting to listen Henry Purcell's "King Arthur". EDIT: I'm not very experienced in the classical music field, but this sounds quite much like G.F.Händel's work, like the 3rd act overture. Some very beautiful song sequences here, but as a complete work there are also bit boring parts here? ...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Jean Sibelius
Replies: 115
Views: 23976

Favorite Sibleius tunes from me: Andante Festivo : There's a great recording of this from year 1939 moving around. Sibelius himself does conducting, and the performance was broadcasted on radio on the eve of war. Lemminkäinen Suite : Holds a grand scale of emotions from furious rage to the tender im...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 684684

J.S.Bach "Christmas Cantatas" BWV 57, 110 and 122. I'm not celebrating christmas yet, this disc just got into my hand in the library. I thought to lend systematicly J.S.Bach's cantatas, as some of them have been the best music by him I have yet heard (that being VERY good). I really enjoy music with...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Greatest Austro-Germanic composer of High-Late Romanticism?
Replies: 113
Views: 23358

I didn't vote, as I know only half of the names on the list. But from those which I know, Gustav Mahler's symphonies and "Das Lied Von Der Erde" have been the most affecting pieces of music for me.
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Great orchestra videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1909

There are some nice DVD's of Maria Callas moving around. I found two of such from the local library, and they were both interesting and beautiful to watch and listen.
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Desperately seeking Sibelius VC
Replies: 11
Views: 3248

Have you heard the first version of the concerto from year 1904? That version got more familiar to me, as I had a CD with both versions as a youngster, and the 1904 version was fist on it. It's not maybe fundamentally different than revised version, but f.ex. the building of the climax of the second...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 684684

Haydn String Quartets op.1 nos. 1-4
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Pavarotti Undergoes Cancer Surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 1769

He was going to perform here at Finland soon, but is the concert cancelled? I didn't have tickets though.
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1321
Views: 768498

I like Ralph Towner very much, and I think that some of his works are at the borderline of classical music and jazz, as he plays classical guitar mixing traditional and contemporary styles. Bill Evans was also a great performer! :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: ......some rare GRIEG!
Replies: 10
Views: 2706

Last winter I got myself the big CDbox set with Neeme Järvi conducting Grieg. His songs for solo voices and choirs are truly awesome!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Do you prefer vocal pieces in languages you dont understand?
Replies: 24
Views: 10514

Languages which I don't understand don't bother me, but it's easier to listen the voice as pure instrument, when I don't understand it. Then also irritating lyrics won't bother me. :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Feodor Chaliapin on film?
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

AntonioA wrote:The Don Quijote film with Chaliapin is availible here:

link
Thanks! Image That's just the film that was on the document. I think I'll get it. I haven't seen much films from the 30's, but I like art movies and this seems interesting!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Feodor Chaliapin on film?
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

Feodor Chaliapin on film?

I once saw short film clips of Feodor Chaliapin singing on a TV document, and I have since tried since to hunt down any films showing this imaginative and very visual Russian singer. Haven't found any yet... :(

Does anybody here know any title names I should try to search?
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Classical Music and Movies
Replies: 18
Views: 6603

Andrei Tarkovsky used Bach brilliantly in his great movies! (Truly the best movies I have ever seen) Also Sergey Eisenstein did a movie with good classical music, Alexander Nevsky, which I wanted to see after I had heard it's great soundtrack by Sergey Prokofiev! :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 684684

J.S.Bach's "Kantate 14" Image
by Eetu Pellonpää
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Todays Purchases
Replies: 179
Views: 75477

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6 CDs of Grieg conducted by Neeme Järvi! :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Classical music ended in 1936 ???????????
Replies: 12
Views: 5342

I think that Aulis Sallinen and Tapio Rautavaara are also good modern composers! :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Mussorgsky's Pictures with orchestrations other than Ravel's
Replies: 9
Views: 4060

Have you heard Emerson, Lake & Palmer's version of it with rock instruments? :wink:
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: For Neophytes: What got me into Classical Music
Replies: 62
Views: 20934

^ Terve! Thanks for welcomes! And no, I'm not a relative to Matti Pellonpää... :wink: "Calmari Union" was a funny movie with him!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: For Neophytes: What got me into Classical Music
Replies: 62
Views: 20934

My father used to listen Beniamino Gigli's arias which I liked, and then I got intrested of Wagner as I saw a Bugs Bunny satire cartoon of Wagner's operas! :lol:
by Eetu Pellonpää
Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Variations on Johann Pachelbel's canon in D major
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

^ OK, thanks for the info and welcomes! :D
by Eetu Pellonpää
Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Variations on Johann Pachelbel's canon in D major
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

^ Yep, I'm a Finn!

I submitted this here at the "corner pub", as the post is about non-traditional classical music, and the text under "classical music chatterbox" suggested to put posts about non classical music here... Trying to be careful! :wink:
by Eetu Pellonpää
Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Variations on Johann Pachelbel's canon in D major
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Variations on Johann Pachelbel's canon in D major

Has anybody here heard these pieces of music by Brian Eno? I found them quite beautiful and interesting. There are three different variations on his album "Discreet Music". Each of them takes a small section of the original score for the starting point, and then the instruments continue to play with...
by Eetu Pellonpää
Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Looking for suggestions please
Replies: 13
Views: 4330

If you like singing, I would recommend G. F. Händel's "sacred cantatas" (Salve Regina etc.)!
by Eetu Pellonpää
Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006
Topic: Pelleas et Melisande
Replies: 18
Views: 9916

Hi to you all! (My first post on these forums) I got mine CDs of the Karajan's version as a teenager, and I'm very fond of it! But I guess I'll get that Désormierè's version if I'll see it anywhere, as your recommendations sounded so promising! :D I thought it might be nice to mention Craig Russell'...