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Refreshing Classical Albums

Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
February 04, 2010, 10:13:26 PM
Draeseke's third I enjoy very much, but it might be partially due to my nostalgia for pre-WW German romanticism; I feel the presence of my valiant ancestors when listening to this music. Here are two reviews: 1, 2.

Felix Draeseke audiofiles
Whatever you honor above all things, that which you so honor will have dominion over you.

Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
February 26, 2010, 08:02:43 PM
Amazing music, a Reneissance era requiem:
]http://www.amazon.com/Guerrero-Requiem-Robert-Evans/dp/B00003NHB6]
Just got it from the local library, I'll rip it later


Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
April 05, 2010, 08:23:18 PM
I love Felix Mendelssohn's work. Most powerful among his stuff is definitely  his Violin Concerto in E minor and the Italian Symphony's fourth movement called Saltarello Presto. This last work easily achieves what most metal bands desperately strive for. A good performance of this follows below if anyone is interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br1MKrBs_o8
"I hung there on a cross as you are hanging, and I lived, thanks to circumstances and a stamina peculiar to barbarians. But you civilised men are soft; your lives are not nailed to your spines as are ours. Your fortitude consists mainly in inflicting torment, not in enduring it. You will be dead before sundown." - REH

Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
April 07, 2010, 07:29:23 PM
Is anyone familiar with Bohuslav Martinů, the Bohemian Czech composer?  I have recently discovered him and found his six symphonies to be very refreshing.  I'm curious to see if anyone else has already formulated an opinion on him.  By the way, currently listening to his 4th, which is my favorite so far.

Re: Refreshing Classical Albums
April 08, 2010, 10:48:29 PM
Jˇn Leifs, ═slenzk rÝmnadansl÷g op. 11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aFwwoat5L8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqxtD0tmM5c

Short, refreshing, beyond competition.

(No opinion on Bohuslav, yet.)
Whatever you honor above all things, that which you so honor will have dominion over you.