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by petervk
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Pieces of music you're sick of
Replies: 71
Views: 9410

Re: Pieces of music you're sick of

The thirds of Philip Glass
by petervk
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical music eras
Replies: 37
Views: 4740

Re: Classical music eras

This works for my website: # Middle Ages # Renaissance # Baroque # Rococo # Classicism # Romantic Era # Modernism # 20/21th Century I added the Rococo category when I wrote an article about Pergolesi. But still, this is a trade off between the number of categories (as small as possible) and accuracy...
by petervk
Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music about death or dying
Replies: 47
Views: 5161

Re: Music about death or dying

For those who are wondering about "Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf," the 4/4 of the right land is the true meter, each beat being divided into three as in a triplet. Toward the end the tune is also divided into what appear to be two eighth notes which must however be taken in the ratio 2:1. ...
by petervk
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Music about death or dying
Replies: 47
Views: 5161

Re: Music about death or dying

Sheppards Media vita is breathtaking indeed... There is also a motet with the same text by Nicolas Gombert. Buxtehude: Fried und Freudenreiche hinfahrt. Learned counterpoint in four stanza's of Mit Fried und Freud and an affective Klaglied . He wrote this for his father's funeral. Bach: Cantata 82: ...
by petervk
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Reductions and transcriptions
Replies: 22
Views: 4822

Re: Reductions and transcriptions

Although not for piano, these are my favorite transcriptions-cds: http://www.festivo.nl/nl/cd.php?id=fecd125 http://www.festivo.nl/images/fecd125.jpg http://www.festivo.nl/nl/cd.php?id=fecd138 http://www.festivo.nl/images/fecd138.jpg The transcription of Rachmaninov's L'Ile des morts is quite an ach...
by petervk
Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: German FM refuses to answer British reporter in English
Replies: 26
Views: 2107

Re: German FM refuses to answer British reporter in English

Everybody should learn German. Along with Latin, it is one of the most important languages in the history of western culture. A very important body of literature in philosophy, theology, musicology, etc. is in German. Not being able to access that, cuts you off from your roots. Philosophers not bein...
by petervk
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your favourite YouTube clips
Replies: 22
Views: 6902

Re: Your favourite YouTube clips

This is so impressive:

It's not just Verdi's music but also Abbado's conducting.

This is also one of my favorites:

Daniel Roth plays Widor on the Cavaille-Coll organ at St. Sulpice (Paris)
by petervk
Thu Oct 08, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Why can't we have discussions like this?
Replies: 11
Views: 1598

Re: Why can't we have discussions like this?

I cannot imagine atonal music moving me to tears, at least not in the good sense. It uses a very different language than tonality - maybe even deserves to be its own genre. Classical, jazz, rock, atonal ...? (Tongue halfway-in-cheek) What about Berg's violin concerto? :) Maybe the background knowle...
by petervk
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How long do you listen?
Replies: 33
Views: 8910

Re: How long do you listen?

When commenting on CMG I have access to my entire collection of about 15,000 CD's so I can easily play a piece instantly so as to comment here but I am also able to set up, for example, six pianists playing the same piece back to back...I have spent nearly four years ripping every CD as Apple Lossl...
by petervk
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I Don't Understand It
Replies: 41
Views: 5573

Re: I Don't Understand It

In my experience it is much harder to find fine harpsichord recordings than fine piano recordings, but they do exist. The recordings of Gustav Leonhardt convince me. I can listen for quite a while to his Frescobaldi interpretations. Also his performance of Bach's suites is superb. Most other harpsic...
by petervk
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420164

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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I'm planning to sing Rheinberger's B-flat Mass with my male choir. We practice in a church with a lovely nineteenth century organ. I think that will work out quite nice.
by petervk
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3576891

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Messiaen - Livre du Saint Sacrement XIII. Les Deux Murailles d'eau.

Played by Olivier Latry.

A quite amazing wall of sound...
by petervk
Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: You'll Never Go BROKE With BaROKE
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

Re: You'll Never Go BROKE With BaROKE

[...] it is easy on the ears, never taxes the mind too much, [...] It would be interesting to find out why this is the case. Do you mean with 'it never taxes the mind' that it does not interfere with other things you are doing, that it doesn't put itself on the foreground? This also applies to much...
by petervk
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 160668

Re: About CMG's contributors!

Thank you, Matt. I would be very curious to know why you are temporary in BC Canada ? Is it for your studies ? I would be very happy to learn more about your research. It's a three month research visit indeed. There is some interesting research going on at the University of Victoria. I'm in this gro...
by petervk
Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Brilliant Classics Complete Symphony Set (100 discs)
Replies: 10
Views: 3786

Re: Brilliant Classics Complete Symphony Set (100 discs)

The Prokofiev cycle (piano concertos and sonatas) was definitely not a waste of my money.


by Yefim Bronfman and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Zubin Mehta

Strangely enough, it is not in the catalog :?
I bought it some years ago.
by petervk
Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420164

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Chalkperson wrote:That is one great recording, great fun...the Ensemble Clement Janequin just released a similar disc, one Cries recording is enough for me though... :wink:
Indeed. :)
It were the performers that made me buy this disc.
by petervk
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4196
Views: 1420164

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Street cries by such composers as Weelkes and Gibbons. I found this for <9 CAD in a bookstore in downtown Victoria (BC).

Can someone recommend me a classical/jazz cd store in Victoria or Vancouver?
by petervk
Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutch Composers
Replies: 42
Views: 12067

Re: Dutch Composers

BTW. A 'Fundgrube' for Dutch music is the catalog of the Donemus cd label.
by petervk
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutch Composers
Replies: 42
Views: 12067

Re: Dutch Composers

Thanks. Recently Andriessen's 70th birthday was celebrated. It was broadcasted on national television. This was part of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAum1WCgNfQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJZciP2kJ-I Another contemporary composer with some popularity I forgot is Simeon ten Holt. He writes ...
by petervk
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your musical expertise wanted....
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

Re: Your musical expertise wanted....

:) It is a quizz from the Dutch radio. I thought of Buxtehude too, but did not know where to start... Actually, they made it too easy. This is the chorale prelude of Buxtehude. I happen to be an organist and I think any organist would immediately associate the fragment with this piece because every...
by petervk
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutch Composers
Replies: 42
Views: 12067

Re: Dutch Composers

* - Beethoven doesn't count! ;) Van Beethoven, it is :) There are not many famous Dutch composers after Sweelinck indeed, but there were not many before Sweelinck as well. Most 'Dutch' composers in the Renaissance were from the Southern Netherlands. But, it is not completely hopeless. There were so...
by petervk
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your musical expertise wanted....
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

Re: Your musical expertise wanted....

I tend not to be good at this kind of quizzes, but there is one I know.

99 is "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott" BuxWV200, by Dietrich Buxtehude.

The rest sounds too generic to me, to associate it with a particular composition.
by petervk
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About CMG's contributors!
Replies: 514
Views: 160668

Re: About CMG's contributors!

Hi. I'm Peter. Male. Early thirties. Dutch. I studied Musicology. Currently I'm Ph.D. researcher in a Computer Science department. We build computational models for music analysis. In my spare time I play organ. Once a year I give a concert and I regularly play in services. For the curious, I've put...