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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ed, Jan 14, 2008.
Reminds me to listen to more Brubeck ...
3, actually 4. Things from two Clarinetists whose birthdays are today:
First off: Guy Dangain, playing something by someone who's birthday he shares, Louis Cahuzac's Arlequin.
Next on my list of 3 things is Cahuzac performing his own Canteline:
And finally a recording that from what I gather is kind of rare, as is most of the things on that youtube channel, same for the previous one:
Cahuzac playing on what I believe is the first recording of the Nielsen Concerto.
I believe there's a recording of him playing the Mozart Concerto somewhere else on youtube, too; complete with an infamous giant squawk in the middle of the otherwise best take.
Actually I found it now:
Here's the first movement:
Queen. Wowser, that's a blast from the past.
I'm following classic rock with classical, today. More Respighi. Pines of Rome. This performance is by a high school orchestra (Gimnazija Kranj Symphony Orchestra) and they do quite well, even though there are some flaws.
Ohey, another good recording of something I have for tryouts in August, that's helpful. =P
I have to play the mvt 3 Clarinet Solo, mvt 4 first half of Bass Clarinet part, 3 random etudes, Mendelssohn Scherzo excerpt (urgh.), and 2 excerpts from Beethoven 6. (with an insanely slow 12/8 in the second movement excerpt that I guarantee I will rush.)
They're really good though, especially for being a high school.
Legends of Jazz: David Sanborn & Phil Woods - Senor Blues
Got to sit in on a master session with Phil Woods in Seattle in the early 2000s. He actually played my sax, a gorgious Yamaha Z at the time, like the one he was playing. Had a chance to go out and have a beer with him and passed on it. What an idiot. Didn't even get a picture. Just in the moment and not thinking about preserving it as more than a memory.
Music video by The Beatles performing Hey Bulldog. (C) 2015 Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group) / Apple Films Ltd.
I've mentioned Gomez in this thread before. They're pretty good. Yes, they're British.
The clarinet parts in this scare me but:
Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe, Suite #2:
One of the comments says that Mr. Ozawa is conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
As shared on the Woodwind Forums page on Facebook:
Ralph Vaughn Williams, Phantasy Quintet.
I'm listening to a lot of RVW. My conclusions so far are: I don't care for his choral works. Just not a fan. I also don't care for his more upbeat music, excepting English Folk Song Suite. Everything else I've heard has been fantastic.
Few random things during the day off between band camp and the first day of classes:
Bix Beiderbecke's last composition, In the Dark, played by Dick Hyman
And moving on to another rather obscure Piano work I like:
Next up is Vitezslava Kapralova's Piano Concerto, I particularly like the 2nd movement of it:
(Alice Rajnohova and Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic)
The second and third movements really remind me of something by Hindemith, in some spots.
Next up, something by another Czech Composer:
Bohuslav Martinů's Clarinet Sonatina; Anna Sysová on clarinet and Markéta Cibulková on piano: (I heard this at ICA this year if I recall right, too,)
And as I appear to have started a pattern of composers who have a somewhat similar style so far:
Poulenc Oboe Sonata, Maurice Bourgue on oboe, and Jacques Février on piano:
And for more double reed lit that I wish I could play but can't as of right now:
Hindemith Cor Anglais Sonata; Michelle Wong on English horn, and Xinxin Zhang on piano:
Now I planned on ending here but I'll post this as it was in a related video:
Debussy's Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone, transcribed for EH.
Nicholas Daniel on EH and Pianist Julius Drake.
Link as WOOF doesn't like me giving more than 5 embedded things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5DGzB0Erk0
Well I have an audition tomorrow in addition to classes; and my reeds somehow almost all play well right now. That feels very odd for me. =P
Edit: also adding this:
Navy Band playing Maslanka 4:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2xcMoQ6ML4 (that random bit at the start before the music is annoying...)
I'm fairly sure I've mentioned it before, but it really was what I was listening to today:
I do very much like how NPR Music puts out these concerts every now and then. They do a pretty good job on the recording.
Here's an invitation to a very passionate screaming alto solo.
Sonny Fortune at the Downbeat Readers Poll Awards (1976)
Check out the musicians.
Sid Phillips "Clarinet Cadenza"
Wow, that's just sublime Tony. Way cool. Almost makes me wanna practice harder on my clarinet.
One more on Queen:
What I've been listening to lately is Orgone, specifically this mini-concert on KEXP:
I love the top comment: "That first song is so funky, I turned into a movie detective and arrested a drug gang single-handedly."
This was tonight and was really nice, the first piece is muted for copyright, so I linked to the time the second is at. (1:16:00 or so) David Maslanka's Traveler, in memoriam of his passing back in August:
Additionally, this was on Tuesday and also was really cool:
Ceremonial Fanfare, Aaron Copland, conducted by one of our GAs.
Emory's Bacarolle, Joel Puckett.
Chaos Theory, Jim Bonney, with Dr. Ciraldo, the guitar professor here, on electric guitar. (Yep, you read that right. =P Electric guitar concerto with band.)
Nothing Gold Can Stay, Steven Bryant.
The Hounds of Spring, Alfred Reed.
Okay now back to not procrastinating writing the conclusion of a rhetorical analysis of something for English...
Sonny Chris he played slightly sharp and bright doing some interesting things with pop tunes.