September 11, 2020 at 2:50 am #73544
Robert; those were just outstanding pieces! The first was just stunning in the breadth of it’s historical timeline; and the second was mesmerizing in it’s visual context. Joseph really liked Salvador Dali a lot; and most of us grew up on Disney; but I have to admit I was a bit surprised about Pink Floyd being included with that; but it certainly works! (Glad to have your input on this thread; keep them coming!)September 11, 2020 at 1:06 pm #73543R³Participant
Thank you James ,
thought this might be enjoyed . There is great animation of Howl on YouTube. Well worth the watch . To many segments to post here and it gets a bit risqué !!! Ohh moloch …September 20, 2020 at 8:25 pm #73542
It is September and Autumn is upon us turning the leaves to gold and the air is now turning crisper with the promise of Winter to follow. Fall is a beautiful and reflective time for me revealing nature’s wonder with the birds migration and the seasons cycle of change of which we all are a part. The exquisite version of this song below has a great back story but I will wait till after I post it:September 20, 2020 at 10:16 pm #73541
The revelation was in the summer of 1988, as a young man of 25 curious how the original would sound compared with the synthersized reproduction on the radio. Daphnis at Chloé, by Maurice Ravel, just after the Nocturne (, Interlude) and Danse Guerrière: Lever du Jour. Not only the opening of the day, the resurrection of life out sleep and slumber, but rebirth of the conciousness. A few weeks later, with this music in my head replaying over and over, I invited a lovely young lady to witness sundawn on the edge of the world. She asked me to conquer the world with her, but the echos of this grieving memory are like the thunder from ocean clouds afar, stirring the fallen leaves wherever I walk. Yet, when replaying, I wander through time, invisible dancing.
Edit: the very spot is some 50 meters behind my avatar.September 21, 2020 at 3:53 am #73540
This is such a beautiful rendition of this song. I remember the song “Autumn Leaves” from when I was very young, my mother playing it on her stereo this time of year. I would listen to it while watching the autumn leaves fall from the maple tree out the front window of the living room. This time of year this song always enters my mind too.September 21, 2020 at 5:30 am #73539
Yes Mary; I love Autumn because it asks that you stop for a moment to appreciate the magic you are immersed in. The piece above was recorded live in a club in Washington DC by “Eva Cassidy” in 1996 who died of cancer shortly after never knowing she would become a phenomena on the internet. Over the years her album became the top seller on Amazon with reviewers calling her a voice of the age. “Over the Rainbow” is probably her most popular with over 17 million likes and still counting. That above piece had 10 million before the London Symphony overdubbed their arrangement; plus those stunning visuals were added as well. Her fan base and work continues on with her parents managing her copyrights. There is an amazing backstory all about this on Wikipedia.
I’m now going to add a different song about Autumn from another artist you might be familiar with; Sarah Vaughn; but the song itself has become a jazz standard with recordings by multiple artists. It always puts me in that same reflective state of mind:September 21, 2020 at 5:40 am #73538
Mars; why don’t you select a piece you like to add to the fun if you are a mind. All are invited here to contribute; and from your post it sounds like you remembered something very special!September 23, 2020 at 8:48 pm #73537September 23, 2020 at 9:29 pm #73536
Mars; what an absolutely exquisite piece! This must have been quite a special moment. I am always amazed at how music is able to capture and express things for which there are no words! Thank you very much for sharing this.September 24, 2020 at 9:52 pm #73535
Four Cardinals of the Heart (2nd is the link above):
With the last, you hear what Odysseus longed for. To me, these four represents the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, autumn. Like our lives: darkness, living, blessing, burning. And these were the names of that lovely young lady.September 25, 2020 at 5:56 am #73534
Thank you for sharing these simply magnificent pieces Mars! I can see why they were so profoundly moving to you; and Vialey Pisarenko’s performance was just breathtaking! The depth of context you provided tied everything together beautifully and I hope you will offer more of these. Many of the Impressionists are some of my favorites; Debussy and Satie in particular; but I am certainly no authority in this area.
Here is a short documentary clip you might enjoy of Eugene Atget’s photographs of Old Paris accompanied with music by Eric Satie:
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