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Forum: Classical 02-09-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,157
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Even though I grew up on pop music, other types...

Even though I grew up on pop music, other types of music were always around the home, and I loved Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture and Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.
Forum: Classical 02-09-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 110,575
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Mozart Beethoven Rachmaninov Sibelius ...

Mozart
Beethoven
Rachmaninov
Sibelius
Tchaikowsky
Forum: Classical 02-06-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,514
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I saw Philip Glass in Manchester a few years ago...

I saw Philip Glass in Manchester a few years ago with his Ensemble, and they were mesmerising. His book is excellent too. He’s a one-off. His music is perfect for film too, for example Koyaanisqatsi.
Forum: Classical 01-31-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 113,877
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Just heard an extraordinary piece of music by...

Just heard an extraordinary piece of music by Karl Jenkins - Benedictus from The Armed Man (A Mass). Choral music in the style of John Rutter.
Forum: General Music 01-30-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29,706
Views: 3,589,713
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What I’ve been listening to right now is the...

What I’ve been listening to right now is the music of Buddy Holly, live on stage. Sounds as fresh as ever. Pure music with rhythm, melody and lyrics that are direct, uncomplicated and still have a...
Forum: Pop 01-28-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By GOING FOR A SONG
The only Grammy awards Elvis ever won were for...

The only Grammy awards Elvis ever won were for his gospel music. He grew up with that music, and usually sang it backstage with friends before concerts. It is truly inspirational and despite his...
Forum: Jazz & Blues 01-28-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,264
Posted By GOING FOR A SONG
Ramsey Lewis greatest hits. Not jazz in the...

Ramsey Lewis greatest hits. Not jazz in the strict sense, I suppose, as many of the tracks are covers of pop hits, but heck, I’ve never cared much for labels. Just good music !
Forum: Jazz & Blues 01-28-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 33,765
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I was introduced to jazz when it regularly...

I was introduced to jazz when it regularly appeared in the singles charts in the late 50s and early 60s. There was Johnny Dankworth, George Shearing, Dudley Moore, Dave Brubeck and also the trad jazz...
Forum: Jazz & Blues 01-28-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By GOING FOR A SONG
Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 were my introduction...

Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66 were my introduction to bossa nova and Brazilian music. Mas que Nada is a classic.
Forum: Introductions 01-28-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By GOING FOR A SONG
New kid on the block

Greetings from Going for a song ! I’m retired, I’m a Manchester man and I’m a serious music anorak. I’ve been collecting records since the early 60s, and over the last six years I’ve been teaching...
Forum: Album Reviews 01-28-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,054
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It’s like choosing between apples and oranges....

It’s like choosing between apples and oranges. Two fantastic but utterly different albums. Brian Wilson was trying to top the Beatles, and Sergeant Pepper was a response to Pet Sounds. I would say a...
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