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Old 09-12-2010, 02:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh, I was merely curious ! I find it a lot more interesting to listen to what others like and why they like it (although most threads over here seems to be a 'request' of some sorts ). I'm also guessing that you like listening to music as and when they come by (such as a youtube video) rather than to collect in excessive amounts like myself? Because I've come across a person who is very knowledgeable, but isn't of the type to pursue and collect every work by an artist/composer and hence, doesn't seem to remember the names but can identify a lot of music.
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:27 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Oh, I was merely curious ! I find it a lot more interesting to listen to what others like and why they like it (although most threads over here seems to be a 'request' of some sorts ). I'm also guessing that you like listening to music as and when they come by (such as a youtube video) rather than to collect in excessive amounts like myself? Because I've come across a person who is very knowledgeable, but isn't of the type to pursue and collect every work by an artist/composer and hence, doesn't seem to remember the names but can identify a lot of music.
This is exactly correct, rondo! I dally in listening to songs rather than being a collector of whole albums. So, MusicBanter for me is very useful, because I can scroll through and listen to a variety of youtube videos, learning about music I might never have heard...or can't remember the name of. However, I miss out on appreciating the flow of a whole album or composition, which is the downside.

Part of the issue may be that since most of the free time that I have set aside for music is spent making it (or listening to snatches of it while doing computer work), I just haven't put the ear-work into listening. Maybe I just prefer to do something actively rather than absorb something, if that makes sense. And maybe since I put my directed attention in other areas of my life, I like to be flightly when it comes to listening to music! Purchasing or collecting a whole album feels like commitment; I like some area of my life to be free. (This has been my "music psychoanalysis" of myself. What role does music play in your life?)

I am still puzzling over flute passages or pieces I like. My father wasn't able to think of any, so I'm on my own! So, I listened to some composers online and decided I prefer flute songs in which the flute is played langorously to stir emotions rather than quickly to impress people.

Here's a flute piece by Gaubert that I like because I feel it is sweetly sad. The song feels like the fragility and beauty of a child's life to me. Wikipedia says, "As a composer, Gaubert was by no means an innovator, but his work benefited from the examples of Franck, Ravel and Debussy." I guess I'd agree with that, since I hear a Debussy quality. You might like it because it has an impressionistic feeling...I assume this, at least, based on the paintings chosen by someone for the video!

Gaubert - Music for Flute and Piano

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(This has been my "music psychoanalysis" of myself. What role does music play in your life?)
Now that you've asked, I've never given that an honest thought . I'll get back to that later.

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Here's a flute piece by Gaubert that I like because I feel it is sweetly sad. The song feels like the fragility and beauty of a child's life to me. Wikipedia says, "As a composer, Gaubert was by no means an innovator, but his work benefited from the examples of Franck, Ravel and Debussy." I guess I'd agree with that, since I hear a Debussy quality. You might like it because it has an impressionistic feeling...I assume this, at least, based on the paintings chosen by someone for the video!

Gaubert - Music for Flute and Piano

It's a bit more tonal than I thought. I liked the simplicity of this piece: Music for piano & flute - pretty much self-explanatory! Never heard the name before though. Actually speaking, my preferences still lean towards melodious ((?) forgive my lack of music vocabulary) compositions of the Baroque/Classical/Romantic era.

Bach for example, always has an answer for anything with regards to classical music . His 'Partita' is entirely dedicated to the flute, and has the typical Baroque flavor which I thought you might like . (I've never thought of Bach as an inventor - but more so, the best representation of his era).

YouTube - J. S. Bach - Partita (sonata) For Solo Flute in A Minor BWV 1013 - IV Bourrée angalise

His 'Musical Offering' (BWV1079) has some wondrous flute passages as well (although I'm not able to pinpoint at this moment).

Anyways, with regards to this thread, here's a more modern composition, which does in fact, feature a guitar & flute (if the original poster ever gets around to listening ) -

'Toward the Sea' by Toru Takemitsu.

YouTube - Toward the Sea 1.night

It's composed of three movements - and this is the first.
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Actually speaking, my preferences still lean towards melodious ((?) forgive my lack of music vocabulary) compositions of the Baroque/Classical/Romantic era.

Bach for example, always has an answer for anything with regards to classical music . His 'Partita' is entirely dedicated to the flute, and has the typical Baroque flavor which I thought you might like . (I've never thought of Bach as an inventor - but more so, the best representation of his era).

YouTube - J. S. Bach - Partita (sonata) For Solo Flute in A Minor BWV 1013 - IV Bourrée angalise

His 'Musical Offering' (BWV1079) has some wondrous flute passages as well (although I'm not able to pinpoint at this moment).[/youtube]
Yes, the Bach Partita for flute sounds very similar to a lot of the music he wrote. It kind of wanders along, like someone strolling by a stream...without strong feeling other than a pleasant gaiety. My dad would like this very much! I probably would prefer flute pieces more from the romantic period, is my guess.

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Anyways, with regards to this thread, here's a more modern composition, which does in fact, feature a guitar & flute (if the original poster ever gets around to listening ) -

'Toward the Sea' by Toru Takemitsu.

YouTube - Toward the Sea 1.night

It's composed of three movements - and this is the first.
Excellent find! I've had trouble finding flute-guitar duets online. This first movement of the Toru Takemitsu piece definitely sounds modern and a little eerie. Not so melodious. My guess is it isn't your favorite? I still prefer Gaubert - Music for Flute and Piano, because it makes me want to cry! Maybe I'll go put it in the "songs that make you cry thread."
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Try Gary Schocker's Dream Travels. I played it at my grad recital and loved it.
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I have never encountered anything guitar duets flute. All I could do would be to google I am sure you've already done, so do not give new information. However, I can give you a site that may have what you need if it is only now under construction. Hope this helps.
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