What are you listening to? (music)

By Anonymous, in 'Non-Latin Talk', Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Hawkwood .

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    Iohannes Victor have you heard Bach's prelude in C minor (BWV 999)? There's a delightful theorbo rendition on youtube. Well worth a listen.
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    This is it, mate. What I like about the performance is his use of time; he allows the piece to breath and that's exactly what that gorgeous bass voice requiress. So many examples on youtube played at a rushed tempo, imo. This is perfect though.
  3. Hawkwood .

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    I suppose there's no right or wrong answer regarding how musicians approach tempo with older works. It might be that a certain amount of license was given from composer to musician by default back then. Not sure when the eventual change occurred in staff notation, maybe around the romantic period. I know lute notation didn't give an eff about it, it appears the composers left them to it completely.

    Edit: lute composers did give an eff but there's instruction on tempo and sustain that you're wont to see today, not there back then. It's interesting.
    Last edited by Hawkwood, Aug 23, 2018
  4. Hemo Rusticus The Lizard King

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    Omae wa mō shinde iru.
  5. Iohannes Victor New Member


    No, I didn't know before haha thanks. But I've seen David Tayler play before.
  6. Terry S. flamen

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  7. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Location:
    Belgium
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  9. Hemo Rusticus The Lizard King

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    Those sustained two-note chords like at 2:09 are icy, buddy. Goosebumps.
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  10. Hawkwood .

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    Ye. Suite 2 is my favourite, though all the movements to all the suites are a joy. I prefer Kirshbaum's performance over the likes of Maisky, Rostropovich and a few others of note.
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  12. Hemo Rusticus The Lizard King

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    Not a big Abba fan, but this'nz got what it takes.

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