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Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 05-27-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By jadis
Back to Shostakovich's preludes and fugues, this...

Back to Shostakovich's preludes and fugues, this is the closer of the cycle and one of the greatest. Godlike piano playing, too

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JZf7GRKddI
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 05-24-2022, 02:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Some of Beethoven's sonatas pose formidable...

Some of Beethoven's sonatas pose formidable technical difficulties, as do Ligeti's etudes.

"Eccentricity" entails different things for a French Jew born in 1813 and a Russian nobleman born 60...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 05-23-2022, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Love it. This is another of my favorites (the...

Love it. This is another of my favorites (the third one of the three, at 11 min 13 sec in case the time code in the embed doesn't work)

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Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 05-23-2022, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
The only thing Alcan has in common with Scriabin...

The only thing Alcan has in common with Scriabin is that they both feature prominently in the repertoire of Marc-André Hamelin.
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 05-22-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Absolutely. The late Scriabin comes closer to...

Absolutely. The late Scriabin comes closer to atonality than most of Prokofiev's or Shostakovich's works that I know. These preludes are another great example

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Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 05-20-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Yeah from what I can tell Zhdanovshchina is very...

Yeah from what I can tell Zhdanovshchina is very much back in force
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-23-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Speaking of Shosta, this is him at his most fiery...

Speaking of Shosta, this is him at his most fiery

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rniK6rnOHWE&ab_channel=EmilGilels-Topic
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-16-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
THE most important precursor of the troika of...

THE most important precursor of the troika of Strav, Prokofiev, Shostakovich

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCEDfZgDPS8
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-14-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
This is just awesome. I love what she does with a...

This is just awesome. I love what she does with a flute and with all the other things

The tea cups, such a nice touch
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-01-2022, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Yeah classical concerts today are, with rare...

Yeah classical concerts today are, with rare exceptions, a sad pantomime

Re tendinitis though, it's more surprising to me when violinists don't get it. Physically it's such a punishing...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-01-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
I know what you mean but I'm 1) stupidly horny...

I know what you mean but I'm 1) stupidly horny for her 2) know too little about violin playing to judge whether the extraversion indeed indicates something she needs to "overcompensate" for, i.e. not...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-01-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
There'd be no shortage of volunteers to lick the...

There'd be no shortage of volunteers to lick the sweat off her
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 04-01-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
She's so hot Wn6K53W_Nu0 ...

She's so hot

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn6K53W_Nu0
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 09-16-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
My pleasure! Prokofiev is really as good as...

My pleasure!

Prokofiev is really as good as it gets. Gorgeous melodies, tantalizing dissonances, percussive erm heaviosity...

That opening allegro of the 7th sonata (and the sonata as a...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 09-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
This is what the great Sviatoslav Richter had to...

This is what the great Sviatoslav Richter had to say about the premiere of Prokofiev's 3rd symphony:




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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvl5doolQFI&ab_channel=tomekkobialka
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 09-01-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
God-tier piano playing YfeZJlVcCKs

God-tier piano playing

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Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 08-31-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Not gonna tie it to anything else, just a...

Not gonna tie it to anything else, just a brilliant, haunting work in its own right, esp the opening movement known as "wind in the graveyard"

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Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 08-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Frank Zappa was a huge Stravinsky fan and it...

Frank Zappa was a huge Stravinsky fan and it shows in his orchestral music especially.

Compare something like The Yellow Shark* to Histoire du soldat:


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*Zappa last and...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 08-23-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Everyone remembers that Kathleen Brennan...

Everyone remembers that Kathleen Brennan introduced Tom Waits to Beefheart (who he somehow didn't know although he had already toured with Zappa at that point), but she also made him listen to...
Forum: Avant Garde/Experimental 08-22-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,246
Posted By jadis
Russian modernism

Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and so much more...

Some would say this belongs in "classical", to which I say no, this music remains challenging and inspiring today.

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