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ColinB
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: And on a positive note..... Reply with quote

........ I was listening to Schubert's Fifth Symphony whilst out driving in the lovely sunshine this morning. It's one of my most favourite ever pieces of music. Wonderful and uplifting. Marvellous.

And I don't care if I looked a complete pillock as I conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra whilst waiting at the traffic lights.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elgar's Cello Concerto and Enigma Variations have the same effect on me

Superbly Uplifting
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I particularly love Enigma Variations. It first hit me hard when I was involved in a training film for The Royal Ballet, some of which was shot at the rehearsal studios at Covent Garden. We observed a whole dance being choreographed from its early beginnings over a period of several days - all to the live piano accompaniment of Enigma Variations Movement 9 (Nimrod) and 10 (Dorabella) and I fell in love with Elgar there and then.

A couple of weeks later we went back to record the full dress rehearsals (complete with orchestra) on stage at the Royal Opera House (the old building) and on hearing the full pieces in all their glory made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! I'd never experienced sound like it.

More recently, I attended the funeral of a friend who requested Movement 10 to be played and it made for a very happy/sad emotion.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to listen to the adagio from Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez at leats once a week, inspiring piece of music along with the others mentioned

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fabulous setting for the performance! Every time we go out to Andalucia I promise myself a visit to the Alhambra Palace and never have I managed to get up to Granada (mostly because I adopt a lazy stance and can't be bothered to do the drive). I hear you have to book in advance as it's such a tourist attraction. Maybe next time!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:


Superbly Uplifting


I agree,ruddles....I watched a programme on BBC 4 the other Friday about Elgar and his music and the Cello Concerto wasn't even mentioned.....Shocked

Nice thread Colin ....more positive Wink notes here.....

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Nice thread Colin ....more positive Wink notes here.....


I do it to keep Rachel happy, contented and smiling! Smile
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