Hi, @Barrett. It took me a while to fit such a long piece into my "schedule". Fortunately this is a long weekend in New Zealand.@Shotha
I would be very interested in your thoughts on this very talented young lady(Yuja Wang)'s performance of
Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.29 in B♭ Major, Opus 106, the daunting "Hammerklavier."
I will listen with rapt attention to Ms. Lisitsa's performance as soon as I see to the morning needs of my cats, who are awaiting impatiently for their morning breakfast.
ETA: Ms. Lisitsa has a lovely touch on the keys, and yes, she is very good. I'll be looking up her other performances. Thanks for sharing!
I also like some Broadway, some new stuff, and a lot of old school… I'm a picky music person but I love music so much it's transformativeI thought, perhaps, that it deserved its own thread, since it is something of a niche interest.
I'll prime the pump, so to speak.
Vivaldi: L'estro armonico Concerto No.10 in B-minor for 4 violins
That vid is blocked for us Yanks, but I trust that anything led by Sir Marriner is good.This is Pachelbel's Canon in D performed as it would have been in Pachelbel's time by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner, revered performers of old music in the UK. Pachelbel's work languished in obscurity for centuries, as Baroque and pre-Baroque music went out of fashion. His Canon became popular during the 1970's due to a French recording but that doesn't explain how it became popular amongst people, who were not aficionados of "classical music". I think that it's universal popularity started, when it was used as background music to a Pure New Wool advertisement in the UK. Suddenly it was among the top 10 classics and it is now popular for both weddings and funerals with its feeling of serene bliss. The numerous different versions of it these days testify to its polularity.
It makes me cry, too.
I used to play classical guitar and I used to play this piece but not as dazzlingly as this performance. I don't play anymore, because my fibromyalgia has taken away my sense of touch and my coordination, and my big belly prevents me from holding the guitar properly. Oh well, can't have everything.