1. Behind the scenes
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    03 Aug '18 18:47
    I'm no doubt showing my age, but this is a timeless masterpiece played to perfection. I'm shocked this building in only 2% full. I would have paid money to hear this live.


    YouTube&list=RDQJVQclPxsJ4&start_radio=1
  2. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    03 Aug '18 19:28
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I'm no doubt showing my age, but this is a timeless masterpiece played to perfection. I'm shocked this building in only 2% full. I would have paid money to hear this live.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVQclPxsJ4&list=RDQJVQclPxsJ4&start_radio=1
    Yes, I agree. That was eternal.
    A beautifully rendered perfection.

    The setting was intimate. I found its rusticity wholly appropriate and satisfying. I would have enjoyed being there too. 🙂
  3. Subscribersonhouse
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    04 Aug '18 04:182 edits
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I'm no doubt showing my age, but this is a timeless masterpiece played to perfection. I'm shocked this building in only 2% full. I would have paid money to hear this live.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVQclPxsJ4&list=RDQJVQclPxsJ4&start_radio=1
    Written by Nino Rota who won an Oscar for the music to Godfather II. Great composer, died in 1979.

    Another great timeless masterpiece, Air on a G string: J S Bach.

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  4. SubscriberPianoman1
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    04 Aug '18 14:10
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I'm no doubt showing my age, but this is a timeless masterpiece played to perfection. I'm shocked this building in only 2% full. I would have paid money to hear this live.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVQclPxsJ4&list=RDQJVQclPxsJ4&start_radio=1
    Excellent interpretation. Two players at one with the music. Whether the music would have been as memorable without seeing the film is debatable. The music for “The Godfather”, “Titanic”, “Dances with Wolves”, “Out of Africa”, “Lord of the Rings” etc. is all so intimately involved with the films that I find it almost impossible to listen to it without empathising with the film. Does this make it great music? Debatable. Whereas “Death in Venice”, “2001,a Space Odyssy”, “Brief Encounter”, “A Clockwork Orange” etc. all use music not especially written for the films. The music for these is unquestionably great.
  5. Subscribermoonbus
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    04 Aug '18 15:12
    In a similar vein:

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    Mozart - Piano concerto No 21, theme to Elvira Madigan
  6. Subscribersonhouse
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    05 Aug '18 21:272 edits
    Another probably totally unknown masterpiece for a composer named Joaquim Malats, Saranada Espanola played by the great Pepe Romero: He is speaking Spanish here introducing the piece but the music is magical. The music starts around 2:30 into it.Total about 6 minutes.

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  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    07 Aug '18 10:48
    Originally posted by @pianoman1
    Excellent interpretation. Two players at one with the music. Whether the music would have been as memorable without seeing the film is debatable. The music for “The Godfather”, “Titanic”, “Dances with Wolves”, “Out of Africa”, “Lord of the Rings” etc. is all so intimately involved with the films that I find it almost impossible to listen to it without emp ...[text shortened]... all use music not especially written for the films. The music for these is unquestionably great.
    I agree. Truly great music stands entirely on its own without need for visuals to make it "more visceral".
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    07 Aug '18 11:07
    Originally posted by @mchill
    I'm no doubt showing my age, but this is a timeless masterpiece played to perfection. I'm shocked this building in only 2% full. I would have paid money to hear this live.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJVQclPxsJ4&list=RDQJVQclPxsJ4&start_radio=1
    This score is truly beautiful.

    As it turns out, I have actually played this piece on piano and on flute. While not exceptionally technical, the tune is familiar to most, it is exceedingly emotive, and this performance looks like it's in a cathedral and the venue is everything. Buildings like this lend beautiful tone to most music.
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    07 Aug '18 14:29
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    This score is truly beautiful.

    As it turns out, I have actually played this piece on piano and on flute. While not exceptionally technical, the tune is familiar to most, it is exceedingly emotive, and this performance looks like it's in a cathedral and the venue is everything. Buildings like this lend beautiful tone to most music.
    I would have liked to have heard you play that piece.
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    20 Sep '18 14:311 edit
    Here is a Russian folk music video, the still photos are great!

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    Doesn't seem to work, but here is another Gypsy band, nice music!

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  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    04 Nov '18 04:30
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    Compay Segundo playing the timeless "Chan Chan".
    Note he is playing an 8 string guitar and not his
    usual 7-string (armonico) which he invented.

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