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Re: Late night music.

Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:34 pm

Don't quite know what to make of this - it'll keep you awake at night that's for sure. Not exactly tickling those ivories is she?

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:35 pm

Nice piano. ;)

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Re: Late night music.

Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:36 pm

bindeweede wrote:Nice piano.
Do I understand you don't fully approve of the execution of this piece? :-o

I'll have you know that she is very well trained...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktoriya_Yermolyeva
After studying at the Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Ukraine (2000), she completed her graduate studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar, and the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, Italy with the famous pianist Lazar Berman. Further studies took her to the Codarts Academy of Music and Modern Dance, at Rotterdam Conservatory, Netherlands.[1]
...and has won a lot of stuff as well...
In the early classical phase of her career, she won a variety of piano competitions, such as 1st Prize at "Filippo Trevisan" competition for Piano Interpretation in Italy, winner of The Grachtenfestival 2005 Amsterdam, 1st Prize at 35th International Competition "Vincenzo Bellini" in Italy, 1st Prize at 20th International Piano Competition "Citta di Marsala", 1st Prize at International Piano Competition “Citta' Di Trani”, 1st Prize at 4th Sigismund Thalberg International Competition, and the Grand Prix at 9th Pierre Lantier International Music Competition in duet with V. Dmitriev (flute) in France.[1]
You can see she went to the Tchaikovski Academy - he used to bang them out a bit like her...

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:38 pm

This is rather nice, and fits the thread title better. Chopin meets the blues - it is based on his Prelude in E flat, Op 9 No 2.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by Ketchup » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:39 pm

For fellow insomniacs ... a sort of late night music lucky bag mystery tour.

Through-the-night online radio ....

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:40 pm

Minor late-night turbulence. My taste, and why not?

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Re: Late night music.

Post by smudge » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:41 pm

In a Mazzy Star mood

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:42 pm

smudge wrote:In a Mazzy Star mood

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smudge, I like the mood and the sound, but even with reasonably good headphones and the volume up full, I can't hear the words, or most of them. I just don't know what she is on about. I've tried, honest. Perhaps my hearing is worse than I thought.

In complete contrast, here's a couple of not very well-known piano pieces from Satie. Melancholic yes, but some nice images too.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by smudge » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:43 pm

bindeweede wrote:
smudge, I like the mood and the sound, but even with reasonably good headphones and the volume up full, I can't hear the words, or most of them. I just don't know what she is on about. I've tried, honest. Perhaps my hearing is worse than I thought.
I wondered if that would be your feeling about it as I posted! Not a great singer in the traditional sense, but I love the mood.
bindeweede wrote:In complete contrast, here's a couple of not very well-known piano pieces from Satie. Melancholic yes, but some nice images too.

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I love that first piece, thanks. I know nothing about that type of music, wish I did.

I wonder if you might like Nick Drake?

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:45 pm

Another name new to me - read up about him on Wiki.

I like the second piece. Sad what happened to him - he might have really achieved major success.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by Asthmatic Camel » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:45 pm

I don't suppose it really qualifies as late night music but I often nod off to the BBC's 1981 serialisation of The Lord of the Rings. It's very well done and I for one rather enjoy a nostalgic tingle at hearing John leMesurier and Michael Hordern, both no longer with us.

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Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:47 pm

Asthmatic Camel wrote:I don't suppose it really qualifies as late night music but I often nod off to the BBC's 1981 serialisation of The Lord of the Rings. It's very well done and I for one rather enjoy a nostalgic tingle at hearing John leMesurier and Michael Hordern, both no longer with us.
Late-night spoken words can also be very soothing, when delivered by those blessed with suitable voices. The Shipping Forecast on Radio 4 just before 1am can be amazingly restful.

I have just had a quick run through this entire thread, and it is so sad that many YouTube clips are no longer available. Well, here is another great fave of mine, vintage 1971 - the fabulous Roberta Flack - again. I could do without the "heavenly" chorus, but the voice and the cellos combine to make something very special for me.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by smudge » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:48 pm

bindeweede wrote:Another name new to me - read up about him on Wiki.

I like the second piece. Sad what happened to him - he might have really achieved major success.
A great shame.
Strangely, he is a actually now rather 'successful' despite having died with very little recognition. It is remarkable how often I will hear a Nick Drake piece as soundtrack to a TV programme and the number of modern pop/rock/indie musicians citing him as an influence is notable.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:49 pm

I have no idea about the harp as an instrument but this looks amazing to me. What do you think Binders?

It looks incredibly hard on the hands - something I know about as a guitarist.

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Re: Late night music.

Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:50 pm

Amazing indeed. A lovely piece and what a talent!. I didn't think she'd be able to reach the bottom string, but she did. I'd have like to see her use of the pedals as well.

I don't know much about the harp either, but I expect even young players will develop tougher skin on their fingers.

http://harpinfo.blackandgoldharp.com/FAQ.html

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