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greenedge said:
It's not really a documentary but is a movie with clips from his life.
I see, there's a new one. Currently fixing this. :D

The one I was talking about is called "Right to win"
Loved his interviews, especially the way he answered stupid questions.
 
Jul 16, 2011
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on3m@n@rmy said:
I liked that one. Now for part two of my list. No prog .... yet. Today a bit of classical.

7. Stravinsky - Rites of Spring. Famously caused a riot on its premier in Paris. A powerful mix of elemental rhythms and discordancy, but also with melodic lines.
The dance of the adolescents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AMXAnuVVKg


8. Beethoven - Symphony No. 7. I was thinking of posting No. 9, which I have sung in a couple of times, but everyone knows that one. I always felt excitement standing behind the orchestra at the glorious build up of the strings at the beginning of the final movement. However, No. 7 is one of my old favourites. The second movement is my favourite. In particular, how the themes develop and the counterpoint between them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBfKXHoSvDM

9. Debussy - La Mer. A piece that shows impressionist music can have real power. Makes you feel that you are at sea, but builds up to a real storm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoRSTRwGUSY

10. Shostakovich - Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (on one disc, so it counts :)). Shostakovich lived through Stalinism and in many places his music reflects the violence and despair resulting from that regime. However, his senses of humour and beauty often shone through (he also wrote some jazz). The slow movements of his piano concertos are beautiful (the entry of the piano in No. 2 is like a bright light coming into a dark world)

Piano Concerto No. 2 Movement 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlMHjo7Jwhk
 
May 20, 2010
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Ah, the holidays! I actually have the time to sit around and listen to music.

On the player this morning:
Flaming Lips-Embryonic. Best album they've done. Match with Pink Floyd's A Saucerful of Secrets or Meddle.

The Dodos-No Color. Love the focus on percussion...probably because I'm a drummer.

Ween-The Mollusk

Wilco-Wilco. Those guys just get better and better.

The War On Drugs-Future Weather
 
Tank Engine said:
Today a bit of classical.
Ah yes, some classical music.


7. Stravinsky - Rites of Spring. Famously caused a riot on its premier in Paris. A powerful mix of elemental rhythms and discordancy, but also with melodic lines.
The dance of the adolescents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AMXAnuVVKg
And caused even more controversy as the music behind Fantasias most powerful and fearsome piece.

The Dance of the adolescents link just shoots shudders through my spine after I remember the film.

For those who havent seen it, the makers - Walt disney, the Philadelphia Philharmonic orchestra and Mickey Mouse, chose for Rite of Spring a prehistoric background.

I reccomend anyone watch the whole thing, as Stravinskies violent piece accompanies brutish scenes of our earth being formed, and then of predators hunting in the water and in the skies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFKInGQPT7Y

But the bit which really sends shivers down spines and makes hairs stand on heads is the "dance of the adolescents" dinosaur chase.


As the dance of the adolescents kicks in, all the grazing animals look up quickly to see a giant T rex, coming for the kill.

The piece that made people riot when it was performed as a ballet. now partners a heart pumping dinosaur chase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3VqcTDf6l4

What it should have been made for in the first place.

when I was a little kid it terrified me, and i watched it again and again, always running away as the scene got more scary.

Coupled with the evolution before it, and the extinction after it, a work of art like no other, which even the other pieces fantasia got it hands on it could not match.
 
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Just finished listening to:
Pat Metheny Group-Is It You
Jean Luc Ponty-Individual Choice
Return to Forever-The Sorcerer
Mahavishnu Orchestra-Birds of Fire

Vintage fusion!
 
May 20, 2010
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La Pandera said:
Just finished listening to:
Pat Metheny Group-Is It You
Jean Luc Ponty-Individual Choice
Return to Forever-The Sorcerer
Mahavishnu Orchestra-Birds of Fire

Vintage fusion!
Good stuff. Add to that Billy Cobham's Red Baron. Not a lot of music like that anymore.
 
Tank Engine said:
Today a bit of classical.
Glad to see we have classical followers here.

Ok classical gurus. There is one question about classical originally posted by RDV4ROUBAIX. RDV's question at that post has been bugging me for a long time. Anyone of you classicals know what that is? My Shazzam did not find the song. Here is his original question and the link to the video containing the clip:

A question for you classical music buffs, or someone with a Shazam app on their iPhone.

What is that solo violin, or cello track which begins at 45:22 of this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4IDCkcnnHg?
(see the post and question on the following page:
http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?p=486934&highlight=classical#post486934).
 
Jul 16, 2011
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The Hitch said:
Ah yes, some classical music.




And caused even more controversy as the music behind Fantasias most powerful and fearsome piece.

The Dance of the adolescents link just shoots shudders through my spine after I remember the film.

For those who havent seen it, the makers - Walt disney, the Philadelphia Philharmonic orchestra and Mickey Mouse, chose for Rite of Spring a prehistoric background.

I reccomend anyone watch the whole thing, as Stravinskies violent piece accompanies brutish scenes of our earth being formed, and then of predators hunting in the water and in the skies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFKInGQPT7Y

But the bit which really sends shivers down spines and makes hairs stand on heads is the "dance of the adolescents" dinosaur chase.


As the dance of the adolescents kicks in, all the grazing animals look up quickly to see a giant T rex, coming for the kill.

The piece that made people riot when it was performed as a ballet. now partners a heart pumping dinosaur chase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3VqcTDf6l4

What it should have been made for in the first place.

when I was a little kid it terrified me, and i watched it again and again, always running away as the scene got more scary.

Coupled with the evolution before it, and the extinction after it, a work of art like no other, which even the other pieces fantasia got it hands on it could not match.
It's been a long time since I watched Fantasia, but I can imagine how they chose the music.

What about Beethoven's pastoral symphony?

Yeah, that'll work.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice?

Now we're rocking. Anything else?

How about Rites of Spring?

...... :confused: :eek: :eek:

Made Fantasia into a classic though.

EDIT: To One Man Army - I'm not a classical guru, although I obviously listen to quite a lot. However, I don't even recognize that music from a "Day in Hell"
 
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TexPat said:
On the player this morning:
Flaming Lips-Embryonic. Best album they've done. Match with Pink Floyd's A Saucerful of Secrets or Meddle.

The Dodos-No Color. Love the focus on percussion...probably because I'm a drummer.

Ween-The Mollusk

Wilco-Wilco. Those guys just get better and better.

The War On Drugs-Future Weather
Some good stuff there. Also from La Pandera. Now you've stolen my thunder, here's part 3 of my list

11. Pink Floyd - Meddle. My favourite Floyd period (I also love Saucerful ... and Atom Heart Mother). They were still psychedelic, but were also going beyond the confines of writing a collection of songs. Echoes is their classic long piece, starting out with a mysterious evocation of a void (a submarine?) which softens into almost pastoral harmonies, developing into a dark instrumental section, before returning to the calm of the vocal harmonies.
Pink Floyd - Echoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhbQGyUK7aI

For those with a bit less time
Pink Floyd - A Pillow of Winds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOm-aOaOKs

12. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King. It was a toss up between this and Red, but I've already posted half of Red. Robert Fripp's combo has had almost as many changes as The Fall, but has always included the cream of jazz-rock musicians. The album starts out with the jazz-rock force of nature 21st Century Schizoid Man, before moving into a couple of more whimsical numbers (Talk to the Wind, Epitath, Moonchild which does include the prog excess of a silly drum section), before ending with the "Stadium Prog" of (almost) the title track. Technically brilliant, mostly either beautiful or terrifying, on occasion over the top.

King Crimson - Epitath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcmGllrK2t0

13. Led Zeppelin IV - A classic rock band, influenced by many forms of music, but in particular by folk and blues. Sandy Denny sings on the Battle of Evermore. When the Levee Breaks is a reworking of a 20s blues song. John Bonham's drumming together with the harmonica create a real tension. Also, there's the song that you're not allowed to play in guitar shops.

Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbJQT2eDseA

14. The Beatles (The White Album) There are songs on this album which I wouldn't listen to on their own (e.g. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da), but the White Album just creates a whole. In addition, there are some classic songs e.g. While my Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness is a Warm Gun, Blackbird.

The Beatles - While my Guitar Gently Weeps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RYvO2X0Oo
 
Tank Engine said:
It's been a long time since I watched Fantasia, but I can imagine how they chose the music.

What about Beethoven's pastoral symphony?

Yeah, that'll work.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice?

Now we're rocking. Anything else?

How about Rites of Spring?

...... :confused: :eek: :eek:

Made Fantasia into a classic though.

"

Sorceres's Aprentice was created by Disney for the film.

Pastoral Symphony has a good story but it doesnt make the piece that much better.

Same with The nutcracker Suite other than the iconic dance of Mushrooms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeMIzUJSpsA&feature=related

The piece which Fantasia really works miracles with is the Dance of the Hours,.
Rite of Spring was always a great piece Fantasia just found a perfect fit.
But Dance of the Hours is a piece which Fantasia improves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pbQdtkbCcQ&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL11F456C29C3933B6
 
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Tank Engine said:
14. The Beatles (The White Album) There are songs on this album which I wouldn't listen to on their own (e.g. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da), but the White Album just creates a whole. In addition, there are some classic songs e.g. While my Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness is a Warm Gun, Blackbird.

The Beatles - While my Guitar Gently Weeps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RYvO2X0Oo
Let's not forget: Rocky Raccoon
 
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Tank Engine said:
Some good stuff there. Also from La Pandera. Now you've stolen my thunder, here's part 3 of my list

11. Pink Floyd - Meddle. My favourite Floyd period (I also love Saucerful ... and Atom Heart Mother). They were still psychedelic, but were also going beyond the confines of writing a collection of songs. Echoes is their classic long piece, starting out with a mysterious evocation of a void (a submarine?) which softens into almost pastoral harmonies, developing into a dark instrumental section, before returning to the calm of the vocal harmonies.
Pink Floyd - Echoes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhbQGyUK7aI

For those with a bit less time
Pink Floyd - A Pillow of Winds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waOm-aOaOKs

12. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King. It was a toss up between this and Red, but I've already posted half of Red. Robert Fripp's combo has had almost as many changes as The Fall, but has always included the cream of jazz-rock musicians. The album starts out with the jazz-rock force of nature 21st Century Schizoid Man, before moving into a couple of more whimsical numbers (Talk to the Wind, Epitath, Moonchild which does include the prog excess of a silly drum section), before ending with the "Stadium Prog" of (almost) the title track. Technically brilliant, mostly either beautiful or terrifying, on occasion over the top.

King Crimson - Epitath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcmGllrK2t0

13. Led Zeppelin IV - A classic rock band, influenced by many forms of music, but in particular by folk and blues. Sandy Denny sings on the Battle of Evermore. When the Levee Breaks is a reworking of a 20s blues song. John Bonham's drumming together with the harmonica create a real tension. Also, there's the song that you're not allowed to play in guitar shops.

Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbJQT2eDseA

14. The Beatles (The White Album) There are songs on this album which I wouldn't listen to on their own (e.g. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da), but the White Album just creates a whole. In addition, there are some classic songs e.g. While my Guitar Gently Weeps, Happiness is a Warm Gun, Blackbird.

The Beatles - While my Guitar Gently Weepshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3RYvO2X0Oo
George Harrison's songs are my favorite among the Beatles' songs.
 

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