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    Gordon,

    At the National Arts Centre here they used to arrange the programs in their concerts such that the works of the classical masters were played first, followed by modern (discordant) music. The only problem was that before the modern stuff a lot of people would just walk out, so they reversed the order.

    And on one occasion a soprano started a piece with a line that began, "We are not alone". Even I laughed!

    There was one piece of modern music during which people were actually laughing as some of the musicians rushed between instruments. The music left a lot to be desired! But then during the first performance of Beethoven's 3rd Symphony someone shouted, "I'd give a Kreutzer for it to stop". It was also likened by one critic to hammers being dropped.

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    Bernard,

    That's the amazing thing about music.

    Todd seems to like Baroque music. That's great but I find it very boring.

    When I hear Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Beethoven's 5th Sym., Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Rimsky Korsokov's Scheherazad, Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique etc., I run to my tuner and switch the channel. It's all great music but, in my opinion, so overplayed.

    Kinda like Led Zepplins's Stairway to Heaven or Dire Straits MTV on the rock side of the aisle.

    Maybe that's what motivates me to search out music that is new and different.

    Gordon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    Bernard,

    That's the amazing thing about music.

    Todd seems to like Baroque music. That's great but I find it very boring.

    When I hear Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Beethoven's 5th Sym., Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Rimsky Korsokov's Scheherazad, Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique etc., I run to my tuner and switch the channel. It's all great music but, in my opinion, so overplayed.

    Kinda like Led Zepplins's Stairway to Heaven or Dire Straits MTV on the rock side of the aisle.

    Maybe that's what motivates me to search out music that is new and different.

    Gordon
    Gordon... have you heard anything from the trendy dubstep genre? Get some Skrillix, slap it in your player, turn up the V, and step on back!

    My son is stepping in all kinds of dub these days. Not my first choice in song selection, but some of it is pretty fun to listen to at higher SPLs. I would imagine Justin could recommend a track or two as well

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    What, pray tell, is dubstep music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    What, pray tell, is dubstep music?
    I'm going to describe it as "steroidal rave"

    try track 2 (bangarang)... see if you can make it through the entire 30 seconds

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

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    After duo sonatas we bought the 6 cd set best 100 guitar


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    What, pray tell, is dubstep music?
    Ridit-didit-didit! Translation: "You don't want to know!" [From the Robot in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century]

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmschnur View Post
    After duo sonatas we bought the 6 cd set best 100 guitar


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    I just received Duo Sonatas... playing it now via Oppo SACD. Spectacular! The virtuoso talent (Podger) + true period instruments (an original Pesarinius from 1739!) makes this recording incredibly decadent.

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    Thanks Len.

    Todd, based on your description, I think I'll pass.

    Gordon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    Thanks Len.

    Todd, based on your description, I think I'll pass.

    Gordon
    All things considered, a wise choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Gray View Post
    Bernard,

    That's the amazing thing about music.

    Todd seems to like Baroque music. That's great but I find it very boring.

    When I hear Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Beethoven's 5th Sym., Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, Rimsky Korsokov's Scheherazad, Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique etc., I run to my tuner and switch the channel. It's all great music but, in my opinion, so overplayed.

    Kinda like Led Zepplins's Stairway to Heaven or Dire Straits MTV on the rock side of the aisle.

    Maybe that's what motivates me to search out music that is new and different.

    Gordon
    Gordon,

    I'm with you on Baroque (sorry,, Todd).

    I agree and disagree on the warhorses. I once heard on a street corner two young musicians playing The Four Seasons. It didn't sound like an old hack; if anything it sounded fresh, if far from perfect. There is so much more to those composers than the warhorses. But, I still spin Ludwig's 5th under my Koetsu, and sometimes pull out the Carlos Kleiber version to compare it with von Karajan's.

    I have a bigger aversion to the electric guitar than I do to the harpsichord, so rock never gets play time on my system.

    But we digress. Sorry to hijack your thread, Todd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernard View Post
    Gordon,

    I'm with you on Baroque (sorry,, Todd).

    I agree and disagree on the warhorses. I once heard on a street corner two young musicians playing The Four Seasons. It didn't sound like an old hack; if anything it sounded fresh, if far from perfect. There is so much more to those composers than the warhorses. But, I still spin Ludwig's 5th under my Koetsu, and sometimes pull out the Carlos Kleiber version to compare it with von Karajan's.

    I have a bigger aversion to the electric guitar than I do to the harpsichord, so rock never gets play time on my system.

    But we digress. Sorry to hijack your thread, Todd.
    My deepest condolences for your loss Bernard (i.e. Baroque) and yours as well Gordon (i.e. most things classical).

    And my personal policy wrt thread digression/re-vectoring -> ANYTHING that stimulates exchanges of ideas, preferences, new information in a positive manner... ALL of it is more than welcome. The only thing I will actively fend off from any of "my" threads -> sour attitudes and disrespectful commentary.

    On that note - I bid you all a glorious day filled with light, laughter, and beautiful music

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    I'm going to describe it as "steroidal rave"

    try track 2 (bangarang)... see if you can make it through the entire 30 seconds

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
    That track sounds just like my car...before it died.

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    Todd,

    I trust you know my comment about baroque was not intended to be sour and / or disrespectful. It doesn't surprise me that my choices in music are not necessarily main stream but I'm fine with that. As we all know, music preference is very personal and what matters most is that people connect with the music, regardless of its type.

    And I have a more than ample supply of more "typical" classical music. No need for condolences. I continue to expand my music library (mostly classical and jazz) on a weekly basis.

    Who knows. Maybe one day I will take a liking to Baroque. I do enjoy it in a passive, background mode but not as a one on one dedicated experience.

    Gordon

    PS: I'm confident some CD's I listen to would not be considered by many folks.
    Last edited by Gordon Gray; 03-08-2012 at 03:50 PM. Reason: PS

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsv_1 View Post
    My son is stepping in all kinds of dub these days. Not my first choice in song selection, but some of it is pretty fun to listen to at higher SPLs. I would imagine Justin could recommend a track or two as well
    Dubstep hasn't landed on the shores of this mind yet, though I can kind of see why you might think I'd like it. Sampling some of Gordon's Ronin stuff now via Spotify on the 2nd system. Not the disk he recommended, though. These tracks are all called MODUL followed by a number. Seems well recorded so may meet the legendary electroplanenigmatics soon enough.

    Anyway, I have bought precisely nothing for 2 months odd. Not much help here, then!

    Oh - I did get an Usher "The Diamond Revolution" disk at the Bristol Hi-Fi show... but that was free.
    Last edited by User211; 03-08-2012 at 01:24 PM.

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