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inb4 De La Soul.
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I think I will post some “classical” music most times I post in this thread. I will try to keep it engaging for people who aren’t really into that by inserting some banter about it (even though I don’t have a formal education in it; there are probably some huge gaps in my knowledge), and by keeping things at radio-friendly lengths where possible. For instance, the below is only a movement, which does stand on its own but is usually taken as part of a whole and would rarely be performed without the preceding movements.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 2, No. 1, Mvt. 4 “Prestissimo” (Sonata 1, 1795); Sviatoslav Richter interpreting in concert, Moscow, 1976.

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Some small-minded commenters on YouTube criticize that he gets a few notes wrong; you may even catch them without knowing the piece. Never you mind that. That is a fundamental (albeit common) misunderstanding of how one enjoys classical music, now or historically. Rest assured that this is a fine performance from one of the finest pianists (himself usually a big fan of strict performances), and if Beethoven wanted anything but the most explosive pace possible, he wouldn’t have marked it that way.
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Wow. That guy and that piano. and there are ADDITIONAL MOVEMENTS? That is some crazy test of endurance. Is piano-playing an olympic sport yet?
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I doubt the IOC will consider it, but it is not uncommon for world-class players to be utterly drenched after a half-hour (add stage lights for another dimension of pain). Fortunately, Beethoven, as famously intense as he was, was not wholly unforgiving. He tended to avoid making unreasonable demands of concert performers, having been one, and had an amateur market to cater to, being a decent businessman.

Still, there are plenty of great pianists with “no way, no how” lists, and there is no doubt in my mind that some of his most famous works land on those simply out of endurance considerations; we’re talking people who wouldn’t shy away from later, more complex pieces.

It doesn’t help that the modern piano has heavier, wider keys than the pianoforte 200 years ago did.
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What you're telling me is that our pianos are getting too fat and it's keeping us from awesome piano-endurance competitions.

Feel free to post more classical stuff in here! That was wholly manageable and enjoyable.
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(03-13-2013, 06:13 PM)Superfrequency Wrote: »You know, CSJ

Someday you will have to own up to the existence/glory of Men At Work

And their delightful low budget music videos
Own up? I've posted MAW vids on the other forum before. Just not that one.
I have their entire album catalogue on my hard drive.
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Their B-Sides were generally good too.
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Lately I've been listening to a lot of Emancipator, probably because I'm stressed all the time? Whatever they have nice music to calm down to.

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I have a lot of fav genres and bands but thought I'd just link a muy bueno playlist of an electric string quartet called Bond. Yes, as in James Bond.

*WONK*
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The Antlers' album Hospice is a concept album about a hospice worker falling in love with a woman who has terminal bone cancer and I am not a particularly delicate person but it makes me Crying Eagle just about every time I listen to it through

Also it's just fantastic music

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Antonín Leopold Dvořák, Op. 72, No. 2, “Starodávný” (Slavonic Dance 10, 1886)
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One of my favorite composers! His pieces tend to be highly melodic, yet there is something like a laid back feeling. Given a time machine to go back and meet some composers, I would probably avoid quite a few of them thanks to defective personalities, but from what I’ve read, this guy seemed to be pretty pleasant.
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Ah, the Slovanic Dances. My old friends. I have missed you, dears. Have you been well?
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(03-23-2013, 11:58 PM)Superfrequency Wrote: »I did warn you, forum. About this thread. And I have been holding back.

You're like a superman, always having to watch your strength because if you let loose for one second it would crush all those around you in a deluge of fresh beats.

I, on the otherhand, just post mainstream tunes that I think are novel because I barely ever turn the radio on.

Teddybears: Cobrastyle
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I actually found an artist called: "Ne-Yo" when I hit the enter key while typing in "youtube". I was going to post something of his here, but uh...I wasn't really impressed. Maybe someone would correct me on this?

If not, here is some much needed Jet Grind Radio:

JGR: Rock it On
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(03-24-2013, 10:45 PM)Superfrequency Wrote: »And no combination of words in the English language could accurately describe how hard I am preordering

If they have a vinyl release... I predict a lot of music nerds will be estatic in March.
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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY AWESOME.

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I'm in love with the song from the Transistor teaser right now. Might go play Bastion right now.
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'After The Gold Rush' is brilliant. Suddenly, I'm a Neil Young fan.

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(03-28-2013, 05:17 AM)Superfrequency Wrote: »I should listen to more ELO.

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(03-29-2013, 10:10 AM)Superfrequency Wrote: »I probably forfeit any appearance of knowledge by comparing something to the Beatles musically but there you are.
Actually; given that Jeff admits freely to aping the Beatles and saw himself as continuing their legacy, you can pretty much get away with this.

It's one of a limited number of exceptions to that rule.

EDIT: One thing I will say though, is that I listened to 'classic rock' radio stations (woo, parental music) too long to tolerate their biggest hits any more. Not sure if the same happens in the States. Fortunately, their catalogue is large enough to provide some things that will never be completely overplayed.
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