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Old 12-05-2022, 06:02 PM   #441 (permalink)
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Classical is still alive and kicking. Familiar themes keep coming up in today's popular music. Love, tragedy, struggle, pain, glory, humility, pride. The whole schabang. What is music if it cannot express these ideas constantly. I listened to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (1935) today.

Carl Orff – O Fortuna

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Carmina Burana is great, but it's "songs" are so catchy I tend to get them stuck in my head to an annoying degree. They're almost more like pop tunes.
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Carmina Burana is great, but it's "songs" are so catchy I tend to get them stuck in my head to an annoying degree. They're almost more like pop tunes.
^Thanks DYCDTTS. Helps me to understand the 19th and early 20th century better - they must have had their popular, mainstream, prog, alternative, obscure genres as well.

Been listening to Ahmad Jamal for a number of years and the track “Swahililand” always stuck in my head. Recently I learnt from a Robert Glasper vid that it was sampled by J Dilla.
Also interested in the piano runs and I thought hey a lot them sound like they could come from classical composers. Perhaps Debussy, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Mozart? Any less mainstream, more obscure ones?
Jamal strikes me as someone who played at the crossroads, taking the past and projecting into the future. Like the god Janus.

Ahmad Jamal – Swahililand (1974)

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Old 12-11-2022, 08:30 PM   #444 (permalink)
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I forgot Grieg godammit.
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