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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No 2 Op. 102, II. Andante

 

Absolutely no apologies for posting this piece of music again as it is absolutely blissful. However, this time I’ve found it with the sheet music. Just look what he does between Bars 54 and 62. Pure genius. I would have to cut my body down the middle with an axe to play those bars. In fact he does this throughout the piece, but in manageable chunks that my left/right brain could just about manage. So simple, and yet so difficult!

 

There will be more outdoorsy stuff along before too long. There's a lot to talk about. But in the meantime, just lie back and let this music seep into your every pore.

12 comments:

  1. Blissfull indeed. Cheers. In return, here is one for you by Swedish Composer Stefan Nilsson :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUC7dmYT3WU

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    1. What a little gem!
      Thank you, Adam. I had not heard of Stefan Nilsson - I shall do some digging to see what else he has done.
      :-)

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  2. Glad you liked it. It was 4:42 to 4:45 on the Shostakovich piece that created the link somehow.

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  3. Blissful, yes, definitely. Thanks very much for sharing that.

    Music can become a very personal thing, and for me its Barber's Adagio which has stirred many emotions for me over the years. How lovely then, to hear Graham Nash (of CSNY fame, and a musician/singer I greatly admire ) say it does exactly the same for him. And the jammy bugger was Joni Mitchells other half for many years

    Regards

    Geoff, Derbyshire

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    1. Hi Geoff
      There's never a dry eye in the house after that, is there?
      But... Joni Mitchell? Carole King every time for me... *sigh*

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  4. Alan

    Treat yourself to a copy of "Blue" by Joni Mitchell, then tell me if you still feel the same.

    All the best

    Geoff

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    1. On your recommendation I shall have a good old rootle through Youtube.
      Cheers Geoff.
      :-)

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  5. Well Alan, have you been converted?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvhdKywbcJ0

    IMHO, a gem, once you know the story behind it

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    1. Isn't life a wonderful thing. Until you posted about Joni she had only really been in the background for me.
      I've really enjoyed listening to her.
      Thank you.
      :-)
      And, "A case of you" is just wonderful.

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  6. Ah, you have got good taste !delight then at having my daughter-in-law sing that for me at my 60th birthday party, accompanied by my son on guitar. Truly Priceless

    All the best

    Geoff

    Imagine my

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  7. However, few songs can beat this classic outdoors orientated gem :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daEocG2dKCU

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    1. It's all coming back!
      Toe curlingly wonderful.
      :-)

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