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Title: The Mysterious Barricades
Composer: Couperin

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There is silence for the first 20 seconds on this clip.

Simple and lovely. Harmonious & melodic. Love the use of the A#/B♭. Love watching the Fingers. Just watched/listened again. It's kinda stuck in my head here.

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Edit again. Did Andy Summers draw his Album title from this?
 
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From the movie "Departures" - it would be a wonderful film if only for the story, or for the acting, or for the cinematography. But the music (most of which was written for the film) knits everything together and elevates the ensemble to another level.

After I saw the film, I got the CD of the soundtrack. I listen to this selection almost every day.
 
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This recording has been probably my White noise of choice since 1955. Dad loved Bach (as so too, do I) and bought this in 1955, I believe, when first out

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So soothing. So prcise. Arguably the greartest of all interpretations. These things are all vey subjective but unqustionably my favorite classical piece as it's been part of me for maybe 63 years (even had it on my Teac Reel to Reel in the Nam). Gould is a Giant.


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Last night on Sixty Minutes

Alma Deutscher- 12 year old protegy

Singer
Pianist
Violinist
Composer

Beautiful Joyful unbelievably gifted young women.

Don't care about your feelings about the classical style, but I doubt you will be able to not fall in love. Do watch. Thanks


https://www.cbsnews.com/videos/alma-deutscher/

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A lot of great pieces posted in this thread already. I'll add something that is not exactly something I listen to often, but remains an all time favorite of mine.

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This is spectacular:

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The 2Cellos do a great job with this masterpiece.

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Title: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
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I couldn't decide whether to post the orchestral version or the solo piano - so I decided that both was the best way to go.
 
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I heard recently a discussion (and not for the first time) how pop music has "stolen" from classical music. All along the way. J. S. Bach was a repeated victim of having his magic pirated. Procol's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and the Beachboys "Lady Lynda" are a couple of the best usurpations. And there is this lovely minuet:


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Title: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Composer: Franz Liszt

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I couldn't decide whether to post the orchestral version or the solo piano - so I decided that both was the best way to go.


The orchestral version put me to sleep but, ah, Lisitsa had just the magic to wake me up. Love her.
 

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I've asked this elsewhere on the interweb with no response. But does any have a favorite version of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos? I'm trying to find a great one.
 

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I've asked this elsewhere on the interweb with no response. But does any have a favorite version of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos? I'm trying to find a great one.


Bach: The Goldberg Variations

I remember at the time of this post it inspired me to post this, except apparently I forgot:

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The people who know this stuff ( not me I fear) Rave about the complexity and the creativity and the precision and artistry of this composition which consists of one aria and some thirty variations of same. It came to the fore with Pianist Glen Gould's legendary 1955 recording. It is beautiful. It's one of my very favorite classical recordings.


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