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by nadej_baptiste
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Jazz mp3's for you
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Jazz mp3's for you

Hi everyone, I uploaded a few mp3 tracks for my friends and thought I'd share with you all as well! They are from albums by Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt and Oscar Peterson. There are only six tracks right now, but I may start a rotation of favorite music ...
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What Is it About Wagner ?
Replies: 51
Views: 4329

Re: What Is it About Wagner ?

The other day I mentioned reading a recent interview in Gramophone online with Sir John Eliot Gardiner on the thread here about his recent HIP Brahms recordings. The distinguished if rather opinionated conductor mentioned that he absolutely no desire ever to conduct Wagner, and that he found his mu...
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES
Replies: 79
Views: 10847

Re: Vaugan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES

slofstra wrote: I don't believe that RVW was regarded as a very good conductor, if I recall.
Have you -heard- him? His recording of his 4th is amazing. It's the only recording that doesn't romanticize that first movement...(which was apparently intended to just be sharp, jagged and raw).
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES
Replies: 79
Views: 10847

Re: Vaugan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES

Generally, composers are catastrophic at conducting their own works. 8) Even Boulez - though not catastrophic at all - has at times been bettered, e.g. by David Robertson's recording of Rituel . I can think of a few great ones...Benjamin Britten is one of them! But man, there are some pretty grueso...
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES
Replies: 79
Views: 10847

Re: Vaugan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES

But you've got to hear Vaughan Williams conducting his own symphonies (spec. 4 and 5). A good composer does not necessarily equal a good conductor but I really like the idea of a composers presenting their own work: the ultimate/definitive view of a work? "A good composer does not necessarily equal...
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES
Replies: 79
Views: 10847

Re: Vaugan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES

But you've got to hear Vaughan Williams conducting his own symphonies (spec. 4 and 5).
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES
Replies: 79
Views: 10847

Re: Vaugan Williams ... the SYMPHONIES

When I was 14 or so (only about 5 years ago!) I heard an old Boult recording of the 7th ('Sinfonia Antarctica') and was completely mesmerized. This may not work for you, but try to find that recording (I think it has the 8th on it too--also a great piece with amazing percussion parts), lie in the da...
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!
Replies: 175
Views: 61606

Re: I am creating a personal "list," - need your feedback!

We all have sign-on names. We have become such a closely knot CMG family that I would like to compile a personal list of your actual FIRST name. I known SLOFSTRA is Henry; I know JBUCK is John. I know CHARMNEWTON is John. I know MADAME is Leenie (Colleen). I know FEBNYC is Frank, etc., etc. Karl He...
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Dec 26, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Holiday/Music
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Re: Holiday/Music

Chalkperson wrote:Thanks, Kamila, i'm glad to see that you are still checking in here now and then...
I feel bad that I haven't posted here, but school has kept me very busy. :)
by nadej_baptiste
Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Holiday/Music
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Holiday/Music

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that your homes are filled with the likes of the Christmas Cantata and The Messiah, but also much more, of course--and to those who don't celebrate it, happy holidays!
by nadej_baptiste
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Is Claudio Abbado a great conductor?
Replies: 82
Views: 6846

One word

"Is Claudio Abbado a great conductor?"

Yes.
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

TopoGigio wrote:...mmm...I praise your no-racist civilization after years of brawl,but not so at many europpean sites...beginning his brawls on racial issues... numbers growing :oops:
We are NOT a "no-racist civilization."
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

Topo...racial issues and civil anger???!!!! I almost have to laugh...where do you think I live?!!! East L.A? The only riot I ever saw was one time a boy in our school cafeteria threw a chicken leg across the lunch room and it landed in a guy's afro puff...next thing you know a plate of spaghetti wa...
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

Wow, I must have missed something. I don't agree with Corlyss's political beliefs or many other beliefs, but she always seemed respectful to me...

What happened?
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

slofstra wrote: The Killing Fields was written by Sydney Schanberg, a NYT journalist if I recall.
I love Sam Waterston in that...
by nadej_baptiste
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

slofstra wrote:Ja. Nicht sehr viel. Raus. Achtung. Schnell. I see nothing. That is all the German I know, even though I took two years in high school. I hope you fare better.
Vielleicht sprechen wir miteinander? :)
by nadej_baptiste
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

Chalkperson wrote: Ein bessen, not for more than thirty years though... :wink:
Das ist gut! Ich studiere gern Deutsch, und meine Professorin ist sehr gut und intelligent.
by nadej_baptiste
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Congratulations President-elect Obama
Replies: 158
Views: 6418

Re: Congratulations President-elect Obama

Congratulations a thousand times over to him, but also to our country for picking him. I think this time the right person for the job came along and enough people recognized that. Thank God! Also, I am 19 and this is the first election I have been able to vote in. I am proud to have chosen for him a...
by nadej_baptiste
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

:oops: :oops: :oops: Why, why ... Kamila! I didn't know you had it in you! I'm being facetious, of course. Good 4-U! But please realize that both, Carlos Kleiber and his illustrious father, Erich, have gone on to the Great Beyond! Now, maybe someone else will offer that ride! Anybody in particular ...
by nadej_baptiste
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

(laughing!) Well, we women were sort of left out of this conversation so I thought I would put my 2 cents worth in and just mention that all 5 ft. 2 of Milstein makes my blood boil...especially when he plays Kreutzer Sonata and musses his hair (drives me insane!)...."Here Mr. Milstein, I can help y...
by nadej_baptiste
Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Da-da-da-dum! Beethoven sales soar
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: Da-da-da-dum! Beethoven sales soar

Oh great, what's next... THE TIMPANIST... THE TRIANGLE PLAYER...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

If music expresses passion, including passionate gipsy love or South American tango love (which is also quite physical in expression), then classical music does encompass among its many facets "sexyness." However, the commercialization of female bodies ever since Playboy was founded in 1953 increas...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

I still think that music itself has absolutely nothing to do with this kind of stuff. Let me clarify -- I believe music is and can be very sexual. But I mean, music has nothing to do with the business-minded promotion of artists. It has to do with itself, and the human spirit. Etc. I'm preaching no...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What's New, Pušsýcat?
Replies: 12
Views: 3962

Re: What's New, Pušsýcat?

A favorite!
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: "Swing Time" -- Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields etc
Replies: 1
Views: 2023

"Swing Time" -- Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields etc

Admidst the often silly and charming plots of the Fred and Ginger movies, there are always breathtaking scenes of dance and music... Swing Time was the first F/G film I ever saw, and this incredibly romantic scene will be forever imprinted in my memory... the pretext (for those of you who haven't se...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: The Red Shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 2624

Re: The Red Shoes

This is a great film.
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli
Replies: 1
Views: 2153

Re: Hayao Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli

I love Miyazaki Films... :)
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

The concert scene is riddled with appearance. I can't play in my local orchestra without a dark jacket and bow tie. Expectations are made of soloists too... There is a difference, though. There is the tradition of concert-giving which everyone has come to expect -- you dress up in black and white (...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

I just think "sexiest musicians" belongs in the other section of this site, not the music section. An artist's appearance has nothing to do with music... I understand what you're getting at but don't entirely agree when it comes to public image and presentation. The concert scene is riddled with ap...
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

I just think "sexiest musicians" belongs in the other section of this site, not the music section. An artist's appearance has nothing to do with music...
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

Sighhhhh. Irrelevant. Completely. Agreed, a totally pointless exercise...I personally loathe the sleeves where we get numerous photos of the female musicians in a variety of dresses and locations, big huge booklets full of photos...I think it is demeaning and can only make things worse than they al...
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"
Replies: 73
Views: 7204

Re: Vote for Playboy's "Sexiest Classical Babe"

Sighhhhh. Irrelevant. Completely.
by nadej_baptiste
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Who plays what?
Replies: 28
Views: 4515

Re: Who plays what?

I know that Lance, Donald, Teresa, Saul play the piano. Any other pianist? Karl plays the clarinet. Heck plays the bassoon (is that correct?). John plays the organ. Living_stradivarius plays the violin. IcedNote, if I recall, is a guitarist. Any classical singers? Who else is a musician to the exte...
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Vaughan Williams reading his own essays
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Vaughan Williams reading his own essays

These links will only be available for a few more days, so take advantage of them!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d3nq4
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Aug 30, 2008 3:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...

The whole issue of how "genuine" contemporary music is, is itself big enough, whether certain pieces constitute music, given the circumstances of composition, given a few other this-and-thats. I speak from several experiences not least my own when preparing for my diploma in composition (in those d...
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...

An interesting article but a bit frustrating. The story of Queenie, not contemporary music. One wants simply to suggest that if there is a problem it lies with him so either sort it out or buzz off back to tonality! cheers ;) I think a lot of contemporary classical music is bland, and not because i...
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...

some guy wrote:This is the article that opens the thread "Trashing contemporary music."

We've done it, already.
Oh, sorry.
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Worth reading: Article by Joe Queenan...

Sorry, never mind, this was already posted once.
by nadej_baptiste
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday Lenny!
Replies: 11
Views: 1583

Re: Happy Birthday Lenny!

Bernstein was always sensitive to the feeling that he was more regarded as a conductor than a composer. He would ask fans if they would have respected him had he been a full-time composer. In reality, he was a genius at both endeavors, a truly brilliant and gifted man. His photo on a magazine cover...
by nadej_baptiste
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How much listening is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 4325

Re: How much listening is too much?

Interesting response. Obviously, no other Dutch Calvinists here. :) key element in our active relation to life, rather than simply a downtime opiate Personally, I don't see how any music could be an opiate for me. I always get too excited by it, stimulated, involved -- I guess being a musician is p...
by nadej_baptiste
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How much listening is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 4325

Re: How much listening is too much?

I listen when I want to and I don't when I desire doing other things. Generally, I have music on most of the time at home, in the car and in my office (I always turn it off when a student comes in). I try to listen to one CD a day as "serious listening," meaning concentrating solely on the music an...
by nadej_baptiste
Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How much listening is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 4325

Re: How much listening is too much?

I listen when I want to and I don't when I desire doing other things. Generally, I have music on most of the time at home, in the car and in my office (I always turn it off when a student comes in). I try to listen to one CD a day as "serious listening," meaning concentrating solely on the music an...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How much listening is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 4325

Re: How much listening is too much?

Corlyss_D wrote:I live in an area where women make a religion of cleaning house. Not me. I'm nine years behind in my housework.
I think I am quite similar in my way of life...!
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Aug 17, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How much listening is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 4325

Re: How much listening is too much?

I think there is a limit for me, in a sense, for how much music I can listen to in a certain period of time; for example, if I hear more than three pieces in one night, I wake up the next morning with multiple themes and passages from all three pieces bouncing around in my head as if I were a mad pe...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 583569

Re: What are you listening to?

Studies No. 4, 5, 6, 14, 22, 26, 31, 35, 32, 37, Tango?, 40a, 40b (54'41) "Nancarrow's music is the greatest discovery since Webern and Ives... something great and important for all music history! His music is so utterly original, enjoyable, perfectly constructed but at the same time emotional...fo...
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Aug 16, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 583569

Re: What are you listening to?

Brahms/Klemperer/Philharmonia - Variations on a theme by Josef Haydn
by nadej_baptiste
Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical Beatles Box On EMI.............Um........
Replies: 43
Views: 3882

Re: Classical Beatles Box On EMI.............Um........

I am usually hesitant in regards to anything having to do with rearranged Beatles songs. Sometimes I hear jazz musicians playing Beatles songs on the radio. Um, it just doesn't work, for me.
by nadej_baptiste
Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Gould plays Mozart - trashes Mozart
Replies: 64
Views: 4546

Re: Gould plays Mozart - trashes Mozart

Indeed, Gould's Mozart is rarely, rarely on the "mark..." (One example of beautiful Mozart playing, however, is his live concert in Stockholm, 1958, when he played the Mozart concerto No. 24...) However, I wouldn't say exactly that his intentions were to "grab attention..." I think his ideas were mu...
by nadej_baptiste
Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LUMINOUS GESTURES
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: LUMINOUS GESTURES

TopoGigio wrote:Sorry...I was joking with your own words... :)
out of context
of the WhatsBeauty Thread
nadej baptiste wrote: I'm starting to sound like a preacher
Ah--understood!
by nadej_baptiste
Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: LUMINOUS GESTURES
Replies: 9
Views: 1600

Re: LUMINOUS GESTURES

Ah,Baptiste preaching at capital letters :) At the core, the cry of Fricsay to a Madame: You love not music! You only sing the notes! In those days the baton wandered from Mengelberg to Weingartner,from Kleiber to Schuricht,from Furtwängler to Klemperer and Bruno Walter.No power in the world could ...