Go away programmers! I'm talking about music this time.
I like strings and here is a collection of some of my favorite pieces. If you know great string pieces please share.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cello Suite No. 1 - Prelude
Performed here by Mstislav Rostropovich. This piece is sublime, Yo-Yo Ma also does a great rendition.
Antonio Vivaldi - Four Seasons - Winter - Allegro Non Molto
Peformed by the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Herbert von Karajan Main with main violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter the youtube sound really doesn't do this one justice. Also see Vanessa Mae's performance of this piece for a good example of what to do with it.
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5
Performed here by Yehudi Menuhin.
Johann Sebastian Bach " Air
Julian Lloyd Webber performing August Wilhelmj's "Air on the G String" rearrangement of Bach's piece.
Ok, now I've gone and collected some of my favorite pieces and put the work in to find embeddable performances of it for you guys that do it justice.
If you recommend any, please try to find a good performance of it that we can enjoy.
I once had five Szabo albums, down now to Spellbinder.
Sun 28 Dec, 2008 07:40 pm
Speaking of Baden here is his son Marcel Powell doing my favorite Jazz standard of all time:
Rock, I just play and pause the ones I want to start buffering. Once you hit play there's no real stop and they'll buffer in the background.
Sun 28 Dec, 2008 07:51 pm
Vivaldi Lute Concerto in D Major, Largo (guitar transcription)
The first time I ever heard this music was on Sesame Street. It was the short where they slowly pan around a sunflower as the music plays, and as the music ends they pan back and show that its in a pot on a windowsill somewhere in Manhattan.
Sun 28 Dec, 2008 08:16 pm
YoYo Ma's fab, Rostropovich exquisite, but for my money I'll go with Anner Bylsma when it comes to baroque cello.
Solo cello performances can make me cry at the very best of times, but Mr. Bylsma ... oy, I've dripped tears at his feet (literally) a few times. The last time he was in Toronto, I bought a ticket to each performance that had tickets available (and I already had a subscription to the series he was performing in).