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Re: Late night music.

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:29 pm
by bindeweede
My memory might be failing me, but several years ago I uploaded this Roberta Flack song to Youtube, and I believe I posted it as the very first item on this thread. Youtube deleted it for some reason, so I deleted the link. But it's back, for the moment at least. From Roberta Flack's "Quite Fire" album, (1971, I think) which I have on vinyl and CD. It still does the magic for me.... The treble response is desperately lacking in this recording, compared with the version I uploaded, but there is still a chance to appreciate the voice and performance.



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And just to complete my self-indulgence, Carole King's version also from 1971 and her "Tapestry" album. (James Taylor backing, I think.)



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(Yes horrible images, but at least half decent sound.)

Re: Late night music.

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:49 pm
by Tom_I
Another Schubert/Liszt transcription, from a pianist I hadn't come across before, Georgian/French artist Khatia Buniatishvili.

It's the serenade from Schubert's Schwanengesang, in a beautifully understated performance. Just lovely, though she does ignore some of Liszt's dynamic markings, but I think I'd forgive her almost anything.

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Re: Late night music.

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:33 pm
by bindeweede
Thanks for that, Tom. Definitely on the slow side, but more importantly for me is the LH/RH coordination, which I find irritating. Here's something else for your consideration, which also has irritations for me, but don't the two recordings illustrate the amazing variation in interpretation of a delightful transcription?

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And then there is Horowitz. Refined and relatively restrained - definitely top drawer....




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Re: Late night music.

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:00 pm
by Tom_I
Von Eviger Liebe - a beautiful song by Brahms, performed by Peter Harris and Hamish Brown, joint winners of the young artist platform at the Oxford Lieder Festival 2017.

I'm particularly impressed with how the pianist turns his own pages so quickly.


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Re: Late night music.

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:56 pm
by bindeweede
Not exactly late night stuff, but anyway. In the late 70s and early 80s, I was lucky enough to visit Finland - 3 times. In those days, a slightly off-path destination. On the second visit, I was taken to the impressive castle at Savonlinna - http://visitsavonlinna.fi/en/olavinlinna/

And in a recent Sibelius mood, I came across this YouTube clip from his Karelia Suite, which briefly features that castle. Just brought back happy memories. Why not?




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Good recording and spirited performance from a Finnish orchestra - Tampere Filharmonia.

Re: Late night music.

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:41 pm
by bindeweede
"Sailing By" - Ronald Binge. The ultimate Late Night Music perhaps, introducing the Shipping Forecast on BBC Radio 4 at 12.45am.



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Re: Late night music.

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:41 pm
by bindeweede
Delibes - Flower duet from "Lakme". The very old BA advert. With flowers!



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