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Post by Chalkperson » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:31 pm

Wallingford wrote:Well, what really made my day just an hour ago was my latest order from Disco Archivia, with these prize concerts:

--Beecham's only performances of Beethoven's Ninth & Dvorak's Eighth
There is one one BBC Legends from the Edinburgh Festival 8/19/1956, is that what you are referring to...
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Post by Jared » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:51 am

Tchaikovsky: Symph 2 'Little Russian'/ Arensky: Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky / Balakirev: Tamara

Noseda/ BBC Phil etc...


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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:16 pm

The Sviatoslav Richter "Pianist of the Century" Box on DG, all nine LP's he recorded for DG between 1957 and 1963, they are in Mini reproductions of the LP Sleeves, just like the Martha Argerich Box, and all re-Mastered too...

Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
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Post by Sylph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:19 pm

Chalkperson wrote: Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
:lol: :lol: :lol: My ad campaign works. 8)

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:25 pm

Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
:lol: :lol: :lol: My ad campaign works. 8)
What Ad Campaign, I have all his Operas, both Mozart and Jacobs...unfortunately this time there is no SACD Edition, but, there is a Making Of DVD...
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Post by Sylph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:27 pm

Chalkperson wrote: What Ad Campaign, I have all his Operas, both Mozart and Jacobs...unfortunately this time there is no SACD Edition, but, there is a Making Of DVD...
Every CD I've talked about you have to have.

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:42 pm

Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: What Ad Campaign, I have all his Operas, both Mozart and Jacobs...unfortunately this time there is no SACD Edition, but, there is a Making Of DVD...
Every CD I've talked about you have to have.
Maybe we just have similar taste, i'm quite capable of picking my own CD's... :mrgreen:
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Post by DavidRoss » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:54 pm

Chalkperson wrote: Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
I've never been fond of this opera, but I might just give Jacobs a chance to change my mind. What I'm looking forward to is a standard-setting Zauberflöte, one that can stand with Östman's (and maybe even better it in some respects) just like his Le Nozze.
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:04 pm

DavidRoss wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
I've never been fond of this opera, but I might just give Jacobs a chance to change my mind. What I'm looking forward to is a standard-setting Zauberflöte, one that can stand with Östman's (and maybe even better it in some respects) just like his Le Nozze.
I prefer it to Ostman's, all of Jacob's Mozart Operas have been really good, almost definitive in fact...the best new set of period recordings of these Operas since Gardiner and IMHO better...
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Post by Jared » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:12 pm

Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: What Ad Campaign, I have all his Operas, both Mozart and Jacobs...unfortunately this time there is no SACD Edition, but, there is a Making Of DVD...
Every CD I've talked about you have to have.
Maybe you should also carry the tag-line 'Disposable Income Specialist' in your avatar, Sylph... :wink:

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Post by Sylph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:16 pm

Jared wrote:Maybe you should also carry the tag-line 'Disposable Income Specialist' in your avatar, Sylph... :wink:
No! :mrgreen: Thank you very much! That's Chalk's job.

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Post by Sylph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:17 pm

Chalkperson wrote: Maybe we just have similar taste, i'm quite capable of picking my own CD's... :mrgreen:
No, how can you say that... :mrgreen: I hate Verdi, e.g.!

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:44 pm

Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: Maybe we just have similar taste, i'm quite capable of picking my own CD's... :mrgreen:
No, how can you say that... :mrgreen: I hate Verdi, e.g.!
And I am indfferent to Boulez... :wink:
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Chalkperson wrote:
DavidRoss wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
I've never been fond of this opera, but I might just give Jacobs a chance to change my mind. What I'm looking forward to is a standard-setting Zauberflöte, one that can stand with Östman's (and maybe even better it in some respects) just like his Le Nozze.
I prefer it to Ostman's, all of Jacob's Mozart Operas have been really good, almost definitive in fact...the best new set of period recordings of these Operas since Gardiner and IMHO better...
No almost about it, and not just "period" recordings, either. I like his Cosi better than Kuijken or Böhm (but Böhm's sisters are tops!), his Le Nozze as much as or more than Östman and Giulini, and his Don Giovanni bests Gardiner and can even hang with Giulini--in my hardly authoritative opinion.
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character." ~Dale Turner

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:50 pm

DavidRoss wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:
DavidRoss wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: Mozart - Idomeneo - Rene Jacobs - Harmonia Mundi The latest in his superb series of Mozart's Operas, a stunning recording...
I've never been fond of this opera, but I might just give Jacobs a chance to change my mind. What I'm looking forward to is a standard-setting Zauberflöte, one that can stand with Östman's (and maybe even better it in some respects) just like his Le Nozze.
I prefer it to Ostman's, all of Jacob's Mozart Operas have been really good, almost definitive in fact...the best new set of period recordings of these Operas since Gardiner and IMHO better...
No almost about it, and not just "period" recordings, either. I like his Cosi better than Kuijken or Böhm (but Böhm's sisters are tops!), his Le Nozze as much as or more than Östman and Giulini, and his Don Giovanni bests Gardiner and can even hang with Giulini--in my hardly authoritative opinion.
By 'almost definitive' I meant he even comes close to displacing, Karajan on EMI, Fricsay on DG, Krips on Decca and Orfeo, Bohm on DG too...
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Post by Sylph » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:53 pm

Chalkperson wrote: By 'almost definitive' I meant he even comes close to displacing, Karajan on EMI, Fricsay on DG, Krips on Decca and Orfeo, Bohm on DG too...
In what?

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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:59 pm

Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: By 'almost definitive' I meant he even comes close to displacing, Karajan on EMI, Fricsay on DG, Krips on Decca and Orfeo, Bohm on DG too...
In what?
Mozart's Operas in general, making those old recordings sound out of date, someday somebody has to replace them and the Non Period versions of Mozart's Operas from the Mid Sixties to the Late Eighties/Nineties don't sound anywhere near as good as Period Performances now...
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Post by THEHORN » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:14 pm

If Chalkperson doesn't like Idomeneo very much ,I suggest he try the DG DVD of the Met production filmed in 1982 with Pavarotti, Hildegard Behrens, Ileana Cotrubas and Frederica von Stade conducted by Levine.
This is a really great performance, not at all HIP but I couldn't care less. I got this from my local library the other day.
And I defy any one to say that Pavarotti wasn't much of an actor after seeing this . As usual, he sings gorgeously, but he really creates a vivid portrait of a loving father forced to sacrifice his son because of a vow to Poseidon. You really believe him and his terrible plight. The others are superb,too , and Levine's conducting is inspired.
Also, the Gardiner recording of the Schumann Konzertstuck was NOT played on natural horns, because the piece was written in 1849 as a showpiece for valved horns. It's simply unplayable on natural horns.
The funny thing is that when a New York Times critic reviewed a performance of it by a modern orchestra back in the 90s at Carnegie hall, he stated that it would have been preferable to hear a performance on natural horns, for the sake of "authenticity". He wasn't aware of this fact !
As that obnoxious kid Nelson Muntz is always saying on the Simpsons, "Ha Ha" !



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Post by DavidRoss » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:39 pm

Chalkperson wrote: By 'almost definitive' I meant he even comes close to displacing, Karajan on EMI, Fricsay on DG, Krips on Decca and Orfeo, Bohm on DG too...
To me he blows them out of the water. Brilliant, clear, sparkling with life and wit, and with the unsurpassably delectable sonorities of period instruments.
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

"It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character." ~Dale Turner

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Post by DavidRoss » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:05 pm

Ack! Double post--sorry.

Now move along...nothing to see here.
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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:26 pm

DavidRoss wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: By 'almost definitive' I meant he even comes close to displacing, Karajan on EMI, Fricsay on DG, Krips on Decca and Orfeo, Bohm on DG too...
To me he blows them out of the water. Brilliant, clear, sparkling with life and wit, and with the unsurpassably delectable sonorities of period instruments.
I was being respectful of those 60+ year old recordings, The Golden Age of Opera and all that... :wink:
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Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:32 pm

THEHORN wrote:If Chalkperson doesn't like Idomeneo very much ,I suggest he try the DG DVD of the Met production filmed in 1982 with Pavarotti, Hildegard Behrens, Ileana Cotrubas and Frederica von Stade conducted by Levine.
This is a really great performance, not at all HIP but I couldn't care less. I got this from my local library the other day.
And I defy any one to say that Pavarotti wasn't much of an actor after seeing this . As usual, he sings gorgeously, but he really creates a vivid portrait of a loving father forced to sacrifice his son because of a vow to Poseidon. You really believe him and his terrible plight. The others are superb,too , and Levine's conducting is inspired.
Also, the Gardiner recording of the Schumann Konzertstuck was NOT played on natural horns, because the piece was written in 1849 as a showpiece for valved horns. It's simply unplayable on natural horns.
The funny thing is that when a New York Times critic reviewed a performance of it by a modern orchestra back in the 90s at Carnegie hall, he stated that it would have been preferable to hear a performance on natural horns, for the sake of "authenticity". He wasn't aware of this fact !
As that obnoxious kid Nelson Muntz is always saying on the Simpsons, "Ha Ha" !:lol:
It's not me that does not like Idomeneo it's David, I have six versions, my other favourites are Levine and Mackerras...
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Just ordered the above via Amazon :D

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Post by Jared » Wed Jun 10, 2009 4:10 pm

^^^

one of these days, I'm going to have to make a pilgrimage down to Ipswich, to se this fine collection of yours, Darren.. :wink:

for me:

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 13 in E flat
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor
Schubert: Fantasy in C (Wanderer)

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Post by absinthe » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:14 am

From the Bruckner site. I doubt he'll be a Karajan but still interested to see how Letocart puts the finale together.

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Post by DavidRoss » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:48 am

Finally!

For quite some time I've been aware of the high regard some have for the Vegh Quartet's later stereo LvB cycle. Recent discussions with a couple of the fellas at GMG whose taste I most respect convinced me to download some of those recordings to give them a fair hearing. (I still don't know why the industry hasn't done a better job of using this as a selling tool rather than fighting it. Probably half or more of the CDs I've bought in recent years were acquired after first hearing them, or substantial portions of them, via downloads or streaming files from the WWWeb.) That convinced me to order the set--which I did months ago, from Amzn UK. Getting it has proved difficult; apparently it is no longer in print. Amazon kept me posted about the lack of progress in acquiring a copy from their distributor, thank you, but I was almost ready to give up and look for a used copy when Amzn emailed me that the item has shipped.

Yippee! Now I only hope it proves worth the wait. And if only DGG would get a clue and offer a box set of the Hagen Quartet's brilliant recordings of these quartets!
"Most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives." ~Leo Tolstoy

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Those Vegh Quartet recordings are superb, although I marginally prefer their earlier 1952 set on M+A, as for the Hagen's I agree, DG put out a Mozart box so it's time for a Beethoven one...
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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:40 pm

one of these days, I'm going to have to make a pilgrimage down to Ipswich, to se this fine collection of yours, Darren.. :wink:
But Jared I would have to insist on your Harnoncourt/Schumann box set as admission fee :)

I daren't count how many CDs I have....space is becoming an issue! :(

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bombasticDarren wrote:
one of these days, I'm going to have to make a pilgrimage down to Ipswich, to se this fine collection of yours, Darren.. :wink:
But Jared I would have to insist on your Harnoncourt/Schumann box set as admission fee :)

I daren't count how many CDs I have....space is becoming an issue! :(
Time to go Digital and start Ripping your Collection... :wink:
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bombasticDarren wrote:
But Jared I would have to insist on your Harnoncourt/Schumann box set as admission fee :)
:lol: ... might bring it along with me... :wink:

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Post by slofstra » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:16 pm

Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: What Ad Campaign, I have all his Operas, both Mozart and Jacobs...unfortunately this time there is no SACD Edition, but, there is a Making Of DVD...
Every CD I've talked about you have to have.
There's a high probability that any CD anyone talks about ... chalkie has.

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:09 pm

Yesterday I came across another Anton Kuerti disc, this one is on DoReMi and is the two Piano Concertos of Mendelssohn and the Capriccio Brilliante with London Philharmonic Conducted by Paul Freeman...it is an exceptional disc, Kuerti's playing is magical, it is from 1986 and is from the same era as his Beethoven Concerto Cycle that was recently released on CBC's label...I don't know what else there is in the can but every disc I have by him is a winner, I don't have all of his Beethoven Sonata Cycle, but I did find a month or so ago a Haydn Sonata Disc on Analekta...i'm still looking for his Chopin and Czerny Recitals and I know there is a Brahms Concerto's disc on Analekta too...Slofstra and Cliftwood have been championing this wonderful pianist for quite some time and I rate his pianism as highly as they do, like Ivan Moravec he seems incapable of releasing a bad recording...I recommend his discs to anybody interested in the Art of Piano Playing...
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:26 pm

slofstra wrote:
Sylph wrote:
Chalkperson wrote: What Ad Campaign, I have all his Operas, both Mozart and Jacobs...unfortunately this time there is no SACD Edition, but, there is a Making Of DVD...
Every CD I've talked about you have to have.
There's a high probability that any CD anyone talks about ... chalkie has.
That's not strictly true, I only have 15,000 but Mel and Lance have way more than me...also whilst I do have an awful lot of Early Music, Baroque, Choral and Piano recordings I have very little by the likes of Bernstein, Furtwangler, Barenboim, Von Dohnanyi, Joan Sutherland, Horowitz,Heifitz and many, many, more and they are often well known names...again you have to take into the account that I work ten hour days and play music non stop for those hours, then I go home and play music at night, in the morning I put music on before I make my expresso, the only time I don't listen to music is on the way to the studio but that's because it's only two Subway stops and the Subway Stations are directly across the street from my home and Studio...
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Chalkperson wrote:you have to take into the account that I work ten hour days and play music non stop for those hours, then I go home and play music at night, in the morning I put music on before I make my expresso, the only time I don't listen to music is on the way to the studio but that's because it's only two Subway stops and the Subway Stations are directly across the street from my home and Studio...
That's as close to living hell as I can imagine.

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Chalkperson wrote:you have to take into the account that I work ten hour days and play music non stop for those hours, then I go home and play music at night, in the morning I put music on before I make my expresso, the only time I don't listen to music is on the way to the studio but that's because it's only two Subway stops and the Subway Stations are directly across the street from my home and Studio...
That's as close to living hell as I can imagine.
I could not imagine life without music, even as a kid I had music on as much as possible...I was told by a Physicist (who builds buildings out of water) that my brain needs to be stimulated by Numbers and Mathematics, playing music 18 hours a day helps to keep me sane... :mrgreen:

Or are you just being sarcastic... :?
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Chalkperson wrote:
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Chalkperson wrote:you have to take into the account that I work ten hour days and play music non stop for those hours, then I go home and play music at night, in the morning I put music on before I make my expresso, the only time I don't listen to music is on the way to the studio but that's because it's only two Subway stops and the Subway Stations are directly across the street from my home and Studio...
That's as close to living hell as I can imagine.
I could not imagine life without music, even as a kid I had music on as much as possible...I was told by a Physicist (who builds buildings out of water) that my brain needs to be stimulated by Numbers and Mathematics, playing music 18 hours a day helps to keep me sane... :mrgreen:

Or are you just being sarcastic... :?
No, I'm not being sarcastic. In my view, music needs silence. When I decide to put music on, it is a special treat, not just background noise.

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Post by Sylph » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:44 pm

nut-job wrote:That's as close to living hell as I can imagine.
It sure as hell is.

The best thing is Chalk thinks this is something commendable and beautiful when in fact... It's... Weird. Let's put it that way. Couple it with a disc buying compulsion... Fun. :mrgreen:

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Post by Jared » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:13 pm

I understand Chalk's situation, actually.. I work longer hours in a service industry, but am in a position where I can listen to music while I work... Schumann whilst I'm dealing with customers at the counter, Sibelius whilst I'm cleaning, Liszt whilst I'm putting up some picture-frames... you get the gist.

the point is, lying back and listening to music undisturbed is a luxury I could only manage for a couple of hours a day at most, and wouldn't enable me to listen to as much new music as I want to. Like Chalk, I also have to have music on around me most of the time.. after an hour of silence, I start getting withdrawal symptoms as my brain starves of stimulation..

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Post by Sylph » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:17 pm

Jared wrote:I start getting withdrawal symptoms as my brain starves of stimulation..
I don't know whether to :roll: or :lol: !

If you wanted mental stimulation, you should have went to college to study maths or physics!

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:18 pm

nut-job wrote:No, I'm not being sarcastic. In my view, music needs silence. When I decide to put music on, it is a special treat, not just background noise.
It's not background noise at all, I have a specific way I build the day, Polyphony for the first couple of hours then Bach on piano or harpsichord, then a couple of chamber music discs and after that, an Opera, usually Baroque followed by a Concerto or two, I can't play Symphonic or 20th Century Music at work though so that stuff I listen to at home...I create an atmosphere that I and my employees like, it's no different than people who have the radio on all day...also I don't have TV so that's another reason to play music at home...Sylph thinks it's weird but to me it isn't, I can think of nothing worse than silence...
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:25 pm

Sylph wrote:
Jared wrote:I start getting withdrawal symptoms as my brain starves of stimulation..
I don't know whether to :roll: or :lol: !

If you wanted mental stimulation, you should have went to college to study maths or physics!
But we didn't... :mrgreen:
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Post by Sylph » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:28 pm

Chalkperson wrote: But we didn't... :mrgreen:
You sure as hell did not! That "music stimulates the brain" cr*p is just that - cr*p. Proved by several studies...
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:30 pm

nut-job wrote:When I decide to put music on, it is a special treat, not just background noise.
Also, when I have the time I do sit and listen intently and just wallow in the music, I like things of great beauty and Music is definately one of them, i'm not an Academic Musically and I think you are, Sylph certainly is, as are most people here, except the Brits...haha...
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:36 pm

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Chalkperson wrote: But we didn't... :mrgreen:
You are as hell did not! That "music stimulates the brain" cr*p is just that - cr*p. Proved by several studies...
Actually, Sylph, my first Job was as an Aircraft Engineer, I worked on planes when they first started flying Jumbo Jets in 1970, that's when I first learned about Computers, my father was an Engineering Professor, suggesting that Music does not stimulate the brain is ludicrous, without Music I would be a very dull person...
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Post by nut-job » Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:39 pm

Chalkperson wrote:
nut-job wrote:No, I'm not being sarcastic. In my view, music needs silence. When I decide to put music on, it is a special treat, not just background noise.
It's not background noise at all, I have a specific way I build the day, Polyphony for the first couple of hours then Bach on piano or harpsichord, then a couple of chamber music discs and after that, an Opera, usually Baroque followed by a Concerto or two, I can't play Symphonic or 20th Century Music at work though so that stuff I listen to at home...I create an atmosphere that I and my employees like, it's no different than people who have the radio on all day...also I don't have TV so that's another reason to play music at home...Sylph thinks it's weird but to me it isn't, I can think of nothing worse than silence...
It's the idea that you can't be alone with your own thoughts even for a minute that strikes me as hell on earth. What happens if the music stops, do you hear voices telling you to run through the streets with an axe cutting peoples heads off? :shock:

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:17 pm

nut-job wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:
nut-job wrote:No, I'm not being sarcastic. In my view, music needs silence. When I decide to put music on, it is a special treat, not just background noise.
It's not background noise at all, I have a specific way I build the day, Polyphony for the first couple of hours then Bach on piano or harpsichord, then a couple of chamber music discs and after that, an Opera, usually Baroque followed by a Concerto or two, I can't play Symphonic or 20th Century Music at work though so that stuff I listen to at home...I create an atmosphere that I and my employees like, it's no different than people who have the radio on all day...also I don't have TV so that's another reason to play music at home...Sylph thinks it's weird but to me it isn't, I can think of nothing worse than silence...
It's the idea that you can't be alone with your own thoughts even for a minute that strikes me as hell on earth. What happens if the music stops, do you hear voices telling you to run through the streets with an axe cutting peoples heads off? :shock:
I don't quite understand the question, what makes you think that I cannot listen to music and think at the same time, if i'm giving instructions to one of my photographers and need to pause the music or turn down the volume then I do, music actually helps me think...if you mean do I ever have no music on so I can think something thru then I do turn the Music off if I need to...I sit watching people take photographs via Computers and I stare at two 30 inch monitors ten hours a day, maybe you have a different kind of job to me...

Tony Randall was like me except he almost exclusively listened to Opera but he could not stand being surrounded by silence...

How on earth do you arrive at the Axe Murderer scenario, if that's how you think without music then i'm glad i'm not like you... :wink:
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Post by nut-job » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:25 pm

Chalkperson wrote:How on earth do you arrive at the Axe Murderer scenario, if that's how you think without music then i'm glad i'm not like you... :wink:
No, quite the opposite, I love silence. I love music, but music when I cannot pay attention to it is an annoyance.

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:30 pm

nut-job wrote:
Chalkperson wrote:How on earth do you arrive at the Axe Murderer scenario, if that's how you think without music then i'm glad i'm not like you... :wink:
No, quite the opposite, I love silence. I love music, but music when I cannot pay attention to it is an annoyance.
I understand that perspective, we have others here who are like you in that respect...also, for 15 years (73-88) I photographed Rock Bands for a living, thus, my work required me to listen to music and take pictures at the same time...
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