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Posted 30 August 2006 - 06:02 PM

haunting classics?

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 01:56 AM

haunting classics?


The medieval sound of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with its mostly Latin text became widely used in movie music, primarily associated with the original The Omen. "O Fortuna" was used in the 1981 film Excalibur, Oliver Stone's "The Doors," parts of the soundtrack for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and in many movie trailers including "Glory". It has even been used in commercials.

"Carmina Burana" is the title that Johann Andreas Schmeller first gave to the collection of poems, some in German and most in Latin, that he published in 1847. Their source was a 13th-century German manuscript from a Benedictine abbey in the Bavarian city of Benediktbeuren. Hence, the title which means Songs of Beuren.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:11 AM

The medieval sound of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana with its mostly Latin text became widely used in movie music, primarily associated with the original The Omen. "O Fortuna" was used in the 1981 film Excalibur, Oliver Stone's "The Doors," parts of the soundtrack for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and in many movie trailers including "Glory". It has even been used in commercials.

"Carmina Burana" is the title that Johann Andreas Schmeller first gave to the collection of poems, some in German and most in Latin, that he published in 1847. Their source was a 13th-century German manuscript from a Benedictine abbey in the Bavarian city of Benediktbeuren. Hence, the title which means Songs of Beuren.

wow i never knew this... i do remember carmina burana being used in a movie about snow avalanches.. forgot if its cliffhanger or another movie. i love the choral part ( forgot which part).. reminds me of a bit of mozart's requiem (specifically dies ire) only more haunting.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:16 AM

haunting classics?

try Mozart's requiem mass ... better yet try watching the movie amadeus to further understand his music.. im just not sure if the story is accurate.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 02:38 AM

My search has so far yielded the following influences of classical music in contemporary pop songs.

Coolio's "C U When U Get There" quotes Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D Major.

Alicia Keys' "Piano & I" was based on the first movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" or Piano Sonata No. 14.

Mary J. Blige's "Love" quotes Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King.

Sting's "Russians" was based on Sergei Prokofiev's "Romance" theme from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Opus 60.

Neil Diamond's "Song Sung Blue" was based on the second movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Piano Concerto No. 21."

John Denver's "Annie's Song" was based on the second movement of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic" quotes extensively from Chopin's Prelude in C minor.

Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" was based on Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again" was based on Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony.

Paul Simon's "American Tune" was based on Johann Sebastian Bach's hymn "O Sacred Head."

The Beatles' "All You Need is Love" contains a quotation from the beginning of J.S. Bach's Two-part Invention No. 8. "Because" draws from Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14, or "Moonlight Sonata."

Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" recently covered by Sarah Brightman was loosely based on J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3, Aria more commonly known as Air on a G String.

Elvis Presley's "It's Now or Never" was based on the Italian ditty 'O Sole Mio' by Eduardo di Capua; "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" was lifted from Plaisir d'Amour by Jean Paul Egide Martini.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 03:01 AM

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Also creepy were pianist Dominic Harlan's rendition of Gyorgy Ligeti's Musica Ricercata No. 2 and Concertgeboux Amsterdam's performance of the Second Waltz from Jazz Suite No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich in Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 03:27 AM

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Oh, and of course, J. S. Bach's Toccata (from Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565) blasted by an ominous organ is a staple of those old black and white horror movies, such that it has been often satirized or spoofed in cartoons and comedy movies.

Likewise, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with it's opening staccato “DAA-DAA-DAA-DAAAHH!" It was designated by Winston Churchill for use by the BBC in transmitting radio propaganda against Adolph Hitler because in Morse code, dot-dot-dot-dash, means V, for victory.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 03:53 AM

anybody here interested in opera? if any of u saw the movie "mirror has two faces" by barbara streisand and jeff bridges ( really cheezy love story pero gusto ko pa din) barbara said " when u are in love u hear puccini" then at the ending comes nessun dorma from the opera turandot ( an aria always sung by pavarotti with a very strong melodic ending with the tenor hitting a very high note) hehehe sarap na pangdate movie hehehe.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:19 PM

Nessun Dorma (the Italian title translates as "Let no one sleep") came to popular attention when BBC used Luciano Pavarotti's version as the theme for the 1990 Football World Cup held in Italy. It is lifted from the last act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot.

You might also want to listen to Russell Watson's version. Russel recounts that while he was singing in a pub, he was challenged by someone to try to belt out Nessun Dorma, since it was then all the rage, it being football season. The audience response was so heartening that he thereafter quit his job as a welder, and started singing in pubs and clubs. After several more years he traveled from his hometown of Salford to London, where he turned up unannounced at the Decca offices. After his audition, he was immediately signed up by one of the most eminent classical labels in the world, despite his lack of any formal training.

Look for the following album:

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The album contents are listed as:

1. Nella Fantasia
2. Amor Ti Vieta
3. Pelagia's Song (Captain Corelli's Mandolin)
4. Caruso
5. Miserere *

(*composed by Italian rock star Zucchero)

6. Panis Angelicus
7. Non Ti Scordar Di Me
8. La Donna E Mobile
9. Saylon Dola (with Maire Brennan)
10. Someone Like You (duet with Cleopatra Higgins)
11. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
12. Vienna
13. Funiculi, Funicula
14. Barcelona (with Shaun Ryder) **

(**Yes, it's the one originally by Freddie Mercury)

15. Nessun Dorma

Also out there is this DVD:

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This DVD features a remarkable open-air concert which Russell Watson gave in Auckland, New Zealand during February of 2002. One of his guests is Faye Tozer, formerly of the British pop group Steps. You'll also be introduced to New Zealand sensation Hayley Westenra, who seems to be the appropriate heir to Charlotte Church as the next female vocal wunderkind.


In the local scene, Robert Sena also gives a worthy popular rendition of this standard aria.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 09:50 PM

Younger fans of this type of music may want to check out G4. They were the runner-up in the Brit reality show X-Factor, where one of the judges was, who else, Simon Cowell (before he moved on to American Idol). This is where Simon got the idea to promote his new baby, Il Divo.

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The track listing:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Graham Stack & Brian Rawling Mix)
2. Nessun Dorma *

(*Here it is again)

3. Everybody Hurts **

(** That's right, folks, the REM hit)

4. Circle Of Life
5. Creep ***

(*** Yo! from Radiohead)

6. To Where You Are
7. Life On Mars ****

(****David Bowie composition)

8. Flower Duet
9. Broken Vow
10. Jerusalem
11. You'll Never Walk Alone
12. My Way

And this is the DVD you should have.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:33 PM

I remember once seeing a CD with the title Pachelbel's Greatest Hit and laughed my head off, seeing as it was an omnibus recording by various artists of Pachelbel's Canon in D Major, eight different versions of the same tune (original German title: Kanon und Gigue in D-Dur für drei Violinen und Basso Continuo) composed in or around 1680 (in the Baroque period) by Johann Pachelbel. For a full discussion on the ubiquity of this piece in modern culture follow this link: Canon in D - Wikipedia

For a fun treatment of this sleeper (hee-hee) hit click below:

Lim Jeong-Hyun - Rock Canon

or

Lim Jeong-Hyun - Rock Canon


The one who started all the buzz on the internet:

Jerry Chang - Canon Rock

or

Jerry Chang - Canon Rock


But if you browse here Banya - Wikipedia,

you'll find the motherlode.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:36 PM

mga bro baka lang you'd want to watch... tchaikovsky's opera" eugene onegin" is going to be performed at the ccp main theater on sept 28 to 30. di naman gaanong mahal ang tickets plus i know some of the casts.. and they really sing well. :mtc: :cool:

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:59 AM

anybody here interested in opera? if any of u saw the movie "mirror has two faces" by barbara streisand and jeff bridges ( really cheezy love story pero gusto ko pa din) barbara said " when u are in love u hear puccini" then at the ending comes nessun dorma from the opera turandot ( an aria always sung by pavarotti with a very strong melodic ending with the tenor hitting a very high note) hehehe sarap na pangdate movie hehehe.


uy, this is one of my favorite movies. i've bought the vcd twice but somehow it keeps getting lost even though i never lend it out. hmm, maybe there's a barbra streisand-loving ghost somewhere in the house. hay, nessun dorma! okay na soundtrack 'to a first kiss. i love how the music er, climaxes, at the end. pakiramdam ko sasabog ang puso ko. hehe! ^_^

hmm, i've been reading an article on this aria and i find it interesting that jeff bridges' character in the movie bears a strong resemblance to the character of turandot. if you're interested, you can find the article at http://www.xs4all.nl...s/sb/sb815.html.

OT: hey, kuya, haven't heard from you in a while. were you able to find that barbra streisand piece that i asked you about before, the one entitled "on my way to you"? i might need it for a wedding that i'll be attending in november. i'll pay you back na lang for the photocopying. ^_^

ingat lagi, kuya!

Edited by pussycatdoll, 24 September 2006 - 07:48 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:27 PM

for classical music you can always tune in to 98.7 on your radio every morning...

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 03:08 AM

Is anyone here into Classical Guitar Music ... like John Williams, Segovia, Parkening, etc... ?

I've been trying for the longest time to find some classical guitar events here in Manila. Anyone have any ideas on where to look? Please PM me.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:38 PM

Hahaha

Siyempre Ludwig Van Beethoven favorite ko and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!


Fur Elise, Symphony No. 9, Moonlight Sonata,Violin Romance,Piano Concerto No. 5 are some of my favorites. Have them in my "FOR SLEEPING PURPOSE" playlist in my iPod. :D

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:36 PM

Is anyone here into Classical Guitar Music ... like John Williams, Segovia, Parkening, etc... ?

I've been trying for the longest time to find some classical guitar events here in Manila. Anyone have any ideas on where to look? Please PM me.


One may perhaps substitute for the paucity of live concerts, some excellent classical guitar DVDs.

This DVD is recommended as a very educational excursion into the 500-year history of the development of the Spanish guitar by foremost classical guitar exponent Julian Bream. It is presented in eight episodes:

1. The Golden Century
2. Courtly Dance - The Baroque Guitar
3. The Guitar in the Classical Period
4. Flamenco and the Romantic Guitar
5. Granados and Nationalism
6. Isaac Albeniz
7. The Guitar in the Twentieth Century
8. Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:59 PM

This second DVD features John Williams: The Seville Concert from The Royal Alcazar Palace

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The playlist is as follows;

1. Isaac Albeniz - Sevilla (Sevillanas) from Suite espanola, Op. 47 (arr. John Williams)
2. Johann Sebastin Bach - Prelude from Lute Suite No. 4 in E major, BWV 1006a (arr. John Williams)
3. Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata in D Minor, K 213 (arr. John Williams)
4. Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto in D Major for Lute, 2 Violins and Basso continuo, RV 93
5. Yuquijiro Yocoh - Sakura Variations
6. Nikta Koshkin - Usher Waltz, Op. 29 - After Edgar Allan Poe
7. Isaac Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite espanola, Op. 47
8. Agustin Barrios Mangore - Sueno en la Floresta
9. Joaquin Rodrigo - Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez
10. The Film Profile

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:28 PM

This next DVD contains two Christopher Nupen BBC documentaries on that giant of the classical guitar - Andres Segovia.

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Andres Segovia at Los Olivos (1967) consists of mostly excerpts or background music while Segovia reminisces about his life and the history of the guitar.

1. La Maja de Goya, by Enrique Granados (arrangement Miguel Llobet, revised by A. Segovia).
2. Sarabande from Lute Suite I, BWV 996, by J.S.Bach (arranged by A. Segovia).
3. Gavotte en Rondeau, from Lute Suite IV, BWV1006A, and Violin Partita III BWV 1006, by J.S.Bach (arranged by A. Segovia).
4. Fandanguillo from 'Suite Castellana', by F.M.Torroba.
5. La Filla del Marxant ('The Merchant's Daughter'), a popular Catalonian song, arranged by Miguel Llobet.
6. Study Lesson 26 from 'The Complete Works for Guitar' Vol.2 page 52 (Chanterelle 802), by Dionisio Aguado.
7. Recuerdos de la Alhambra (music in background) by Francisco Tarrega.
8. La Arrulladora, Lullaby from Suite 'Platero and I' by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
9. Spanish Dance Nr.10-in G by Enrique Granados (arranged by Miguel Llobet, revised by A. Segovia).
10. La Maja de Goya (music in background), by Enrique Granados.

In The Song of the Guitar (1976), all the scores are performed in full by Andres Segovia.

1. Capricho Catalan, by Isaac Albeniz (arranged by Michael Lorimer, revised by A. Segovia).
2. La Maja de Goya, by Enrique Granados (arranged by Miguel Llobet, revised by A. Segovia).
3. Torre Bermeja, by Isaac Albeniz (arranged by A. Segovia).
4. Sonata KII.L352, by Domenico Scarlatti (arranged by A. Segovia).
5. Minuet from Suite 'Platee', by J.P. Rameau (arranged by A. Segovia).
6. Minuet in La, by Fernando Sor.
7. Baletto & Allegretto (Prelude), by J.M. Ponce.
8. Syudy Lesson 26 from 'The Complete Works for Guitar' Vol.2 page 52 (Chanterelle 802), by Dionisio Aguado.
9. Gavotte from Cello Suite VI, BWV 1012, by J.S. Bach (arranged by A. Segovia).
10. Prelude Op. 28 Nr. 7, by F. Chopin (arranged by F. Tarrega, revised by A. Segovia)
11. 1st Movement 'Allegro' of 'Sonatina', by F.M. Torroba (revised by A. Segovia).
12. Leyenda (Asturias) by I. Albeniz (arranged by A. Segovia).
13. El Noi de la Mare, popular Catalonian song (arranged by Miguel Llobet).

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 11:43 PM

Angel Romero is widely regarded as the heir to maestro Andres Segovia.

This is a DVD of a concert recorded live at the Civic Auditoreum, Pasadena, California, 1981.

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Set Play List:
1. Recuerdos de la Alhambra
2. Traditional Virtuoso Improvisation
3. Burgalesa
4. Leyenda, Astorias
5. Traditional Virtuoso Improvisation
6. Suite Andalusa.




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