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#41 justbatya

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:07 PM

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez.


Yes, yes, very nice!

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:13 PM

[semi-nasty post about Sarah Brightman/Bocelli clip deleted, because it's not my thread and I know I'm a snob]

i'd like to hear your thoughts on it.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:18 PM

Gluck: Che farò senza Euridice rom Orfeo e Euridice, sung by Andreas Scholl, countertenor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZzpMkC64I

i'd like to hear your thoughts on it.


I just don't know on what planet that qualifies as classical music. Not because it's not old-- there is plenty of "classical"/art music being written now, but this is clearly a pop song in every regard. She is a former Broadway star and now I guess pop singer, and he's a crossover artist. The fact that I dislike the song is not relevant, I just don't think it falls in the genre.

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#44 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:20 PM

I just don't know on what planet that qualifies as classical music. Not because it's not old-- there is plenty of "classical"/art music being written now, but this is clearly a pop song in every regard. She is a former Broadway star and now I guess pop singer, and he's a crossover artist. The fact that I dislike the song is not relevant, I just don't think it falls in the genre.

Is it not opera either?
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:27 PM

Is it not opera either?


No, it's a stand-alone song in the pop genre. Vocal music that sounds semi-classical-ish does not mean opera. Nor does being accompanied by an orchestra. To be called opera, a piece must come from an opera, which is a staged work combining music score and text (libretto). Otherwise it's vocal music-- which can be part of an oratorio, a song, a movement from a mass, a track from a pop CD, or many other things.

From wiki: Time to Say Goodbye was composed by this guy. Last line is key.
Francesco Sartori (born 1957) is an Italian composer and piano and trumpet player best known for composing "Con te partirò" ("With you, I will go") with Lucio Quarantotto for Andrea Bocelli. The song was also recorded as a duet entitled "Time to Say Goodbye" with Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. The pair also composed "Canto della Terra" and "Immenso", both recorded by Bocelli for his 1999, Sogno album and "Mille Lune Mille Onde", for his 2001 album Cieli di Toscana. "Canto della Terra" was also later recorded as a duet between Bocelli and Brightman in 2007. Sartori and Quarantotto, working for Sugar Music, have composed much of Bocelli's pop repertoire.[1]

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#46 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:33 PM

No, it's a stand-alone song of pop music. Slow vocal music does not mean opera. A piece must come from an Opera, which is a staged work combining music score and text, to be called opera, otherwise it's vocal music-- which can be part of an oratorio, a song, a movement from a mass, a track from a pop CD, or many other things.

From wiki: Time to Say Goodbye was composed by this guy. Last line is key.
Francesco Sartori (born 1957) is an Italian composer and piano and trumpet player best known for composing "Con te partirò" ("With you, I will go") with Lucio Quarantotto for Andrea Bocelli. The song was also recorded as a duet entitled "Time to Say Goodbye" with Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. The pair also composed "Canto della Terra" and "Immenso", both recorded by Bocelli for his 1999, Sogno album and "Mille Lune Mille Onde", for his 2001 album Cieli di Toscana. "Canto della Terra" was also later recorded as a duet between Bocelli and Brightman in 2007. Sartori and Quarantotto, working for Sugar Music, have composed much of Bocelli's pop repertoire.[1]


I don't think last line shows this song to be crystal clearly pop and nothing else. Listen, you obviously know classical music a lot better than me but I don't think its crazy to include this song in the list. According to wiki and other sites, this falls into the 'classical crossover' genre and I don't agree that's 'clearly a pop song in every regard' although I see how it differs from other songs mentioned here. This is the only sort of opera/classical song I've ever really enjoyed aside from Nessun Darma.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:34 PM

Listen, you obviously know classical music a lot better than me but I don't think its crazy to include this song in the list. According to wiki and other sites, this falls into the 'classical crossover' genre and I don't agree that's 'clearly a pop song in every regard' although I see how it differs from other songs mentioned here. This is the only sort of opera/classical song I've ever really enjoyed aside from Nessun Darma.


Listen-- (I already was listening, wasn't I?)-- classical crossover is not classical and tends to strike an angry chord with people who know and love classical music, but you can post whatever you like. That's why I hesitated to post my comment in the first place.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 01:56 PM

OMG H.com is full of high brow cultured snobs!

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:26 PM

Listen-- (I already was listening, wasn't I?)-- classical crossover is not classical and tends to strike an angry chord with people who know and love classical music, but you can post whatever you like. That's why I hesitated to post my comment in the first place.

gotcha. BTW, I put in the word listen as if I was speaking to you in person, so don't take it as anything more than that. :)
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Patience for the things that take time
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Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:29 PM

gotcha. BTW, I put in the word listen as if I was speaking to you in person, so don't take it as anything more than that. :)


No problem. :)

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#51 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:33 PM

No problem. :)

And i'm glad you posted what you did. In case i'm ever with other classical snobs, i can share my disdain about people referring to Bocelli's song as classical!
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Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:34 PM

And i'm glad you posted what you did. In case i'm ever with other classical snobs, i can share my disdain about people referring to Bocelli's song as classical!


:)

You'll come off as quite smart for saying, "actually, he's a classical crossover artist, and it's not opera"

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#53 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:24 PM

:)

You'll come off as quite smart for saying, "actually, he's a classical crossover artist, and it's not opera"

Then they'll ask me what my favorite three opera singers are. And I'll excuse myself so I can text batya!
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

Then they'll ask me what my favorite three opera singers are. And I'll excuse myself so I can text batya!

Just say the 3 tenors...but know who they are.
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:51 PM

Just say the 3 tenors...but know who they are.


Everyone knows that! It's Pavarotti, Domingo... and the other one :lol:

Anyone remember this? It was many years before I got the joke, but that's one of the great things about Sesame Street.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpFOsuM9LeI

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:53 PM

Everyone knows that! It's Pavarotti, Domingo... and the other one :lol:

Anyone remember this? It was many years before I got the joke, but that's one of the great things about Sesame Street.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpFOsuM9LeI


Nice. Is Domingo actually singing on that? Is the joke about opera pitches going up and down? :unsure:
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:09 PM

Nice. Is Domingo actually singing on that? Is the joke about opera pitches going up and down? :unsure:


No, it's not him. I guess it could be about that, I hadn't thought of that, certainly works! :)

Classic Sesame Street :wub:

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:03 PM

Some of my favorites:
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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:55 PM

option for hd...

do it!

second of the ninth, in two parts.

absolute madness!




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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:03 AM

IMO, there may be some cultural achievements that surpass the Ninth.
But if so, they are few in number.

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