Author Topic: Classical and Opera  (Read 10699 times)

[Buddie]

Classical and Opera
« on: July 31, 2016, 01:42:49 am »
          I'm pretty easy. I like any kind of music - as long as it's the best.
I can listen to Trisha Yearwood or Travis Tritt and enjoy it as much as Jessye Norman or Bryn Terfel.
It all depends on my mood. Sometimes I want to listen to Dark Side of the Moon.
Other times, I need to hear Also Sprach Zarathustra.

I've posted many classical pieces and opera arias on my blog over the years, and I was about to post a couple more.
But then I thought, why not start a thread for this? There must be one or two other budz who enjoy this kind of music
and would like to post their own favorites.

So I'll get the ball rolling with these.


The Cherry Duet

from L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni
Luciano Pavarotti & Renee Fleming
from Pavarotti Plus, 1991
     

Nimrod

from the Enigma Variations
by Edward Elgar

 

   
 
 
     

Duo des fleurs

from Lakmé by Leo Delibes
from Opéra imaginaire

         
Feel free to post your own favorites, but remember: classical and opera only.
No country, no rock, no pop. There are plenty of other threads for that.
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[Buddie]

Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 02:46:16 am »
Mozart's clarinet concerto brings me to tears whenever I hear it.
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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 03:01:03 am »
Mozart's clarinet concerto brings me to tears whenever I hear it.



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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 03:29:41 am »
« Last Edit: July 31, 2016, 04:21:42 pm by [Buddie] »
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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 03:33:46 am »
Ohhh ! Good. Nice idea.
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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 04:15:21 am »
Wow, thanks [...] – what a great idea!

Can't seem to post a clickable pic from my iPhone, but here's one I could not listen to until I passed the five week mark because it made me cry too much:

     Adagio in G Minor

"The Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo is a neo-Baroque composition popularly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni, but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, purportedly based on the discovery of a manuscript fragment by Albinoni. There is a continuing scholarly debate about whether the alleged fragment was real, or a musical hoax perpetrated by Giazotto, but there is no doubt about Giazotto's authorship of the remainder of the work."

Here's another performance conducted by the great Herbert von Karajan:

  ~ WARNING: Apocalyptic slideshow may be triggering ~

     Albioni's Adagio in G Minor - Herbert von Karajan


Edit: Added second link
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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2016, 04:25:16 am »
Wow, thanks [...] – what a great idea!

Can't seem to post a clickable pic from my iPhone, but here's one I could not listen to until I passed the five week mark because it made me cry too much:

Adagio in G Minor

"The Adagio in G minor for violin, strings, and organ continuo is a neo-Baroque composition popularly attributed to the 18th-century Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni, but actually composed by 20th-century musicologist and Albinoni biographer Remo Giazotto, purportedly based on the discovery of a manuscript fragment by Albinoni. There is a continuing scholarly debate about whether the alleged fragment was real, or a musical hoax perpetrated by Giazotto, but there is no doubt about Giazotto's authorship of the remainder of the work."

Wonderful. I know this piece well. Even if Remo Giazotto actually composed this himself (as he later "admitted"), it would be wrong to call it a "hoax". It's a first-rate composition. If Albinoni didn't compose it, he certainly wishes he had.
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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2016, 04:28:35 am »
Right? I thought 'hoax' was a little harsh myself.
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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2016, 12:26:08 pm »
What a great thread!

http://youtu.be/GndwsDuFeEk

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Re: Classical and Opera
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2016, 12:39:43 pm »
A very nice video:

http://youtu.be/GBaHPND2QJg
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