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Re: Music

Post by reasonvemotion » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:24 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzAO9A9G ... re=related

Love this and the movie it featured in.

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Re: Music

Post by johngalthasspoken » Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:36 pm

Madonna ? yuk


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Re: Music

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:53 am

johngalthasspoken wrote:Madonna ? yuk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfAH4KES0Lc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtxE6GqgePY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcy6ORQm-iM





I don't see how anyone could call Madonna's music 'yuk'. She's terrific and very musical. She also doesn't shriek like a constipated moose a la Beyonce and Mariah Carey and their ilk. She just sings the songs as they are supposed to be sung without showing off with ridiculous vocal embellishments.

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Re: Music

Post by bus2bondi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:20 am

as for voices, for me i can't think of any voice better than bjork. and sade.

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Re: Music

Post by Pluto » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:23 am

I don't see how anyone could call Madonna's music 'yuk'. She's terrific and very musical. She also doesn't shriek like a constipated moose a la Beyonce and Mariah Carey and their ilk. She just sings the songs as they are supposed to be sung without showing off with ridiculous vocal embellishments.[/
Compared to the those (and their ilk) you mentioned, anything is better. A flushed toilet sounds better. It is pure corporate bullshit.

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Re: Music

Post by reasonvemotion » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dggtqCpW ... re=related


Puccini: "Un bel di vedremo" (from "Madame Butterfly", sung by Ying Huang)

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Post by thedoc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:14 pm

reasonvemotion wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dggtqCpW ... re=related


Puccini: "Un bel di vedremo" (from "Madame Butterfly", sung by Ying Huang)

Do you understand the lyrics to this aria? and it's relation to the Opera? Sarah Brightman had a nice variaton on this piece,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDLMIt3_EaY

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Re: Music

Post by reasonvemotion » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:17 pm

I am familiar with the doom and gloom of the Geisha's story, so I particularly like this version by Ying Huang, rather than (although beautiful) the version portrayed by Maria Callas. I have loved this since I was a teenager. So many opera singers choose to sing this as so many ballerinas want to dance in Swan Lake.

It truly is wonderful.

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Re: Music

Post by bus2bondi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 2:44 pm

i was thinking about opera this morning. there are so many beautiful voices in opera. and generally they are not associated with any violence. i was listening to bjork last night and one of the videos had violence in it. i was listening to it because i like bjork however when i clicked on the video i was subjected to scenes of violence. opera is wonderful because it generally avoids violence.

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Post by thedoc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:12 pm

Yes there are a lot of comic operas, but there are also a lot of tragic operas, and while most do not graphicly portray the violence, there is much that is suggested in the plot. Wagner's ring cycle has a lot of violence implyed and portrayed. Madam Butterfly has only one scene of violence but it is at the end, leaving the opera on a bit of a down mood. I have the Labretta for this opera and I watched it once with the words right in front of me, and that was enough, it's such a tragic ending. Don Giovanni has a really tragic ending where the statue of one of his victims drags the bad guy into Hell without him even dying.

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Re: Music

Post by thedoc » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:18 pm

Another opera you might want to look at is 'Gianni Schicchi' by Puccini, which includes the aria 'O Mia Babbino Caro'. I watched this with translated subtitles, and it is really funny.

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Re: Music

Post by reasonvemotion » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:11 pm

Generally speaking, most opera doesnt do it for me. I have a very limited knowledge and appreciation.

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Re: Music

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:56 pm

reasonvemotion wrote:Generally speaking, most opera doesnt do it for me. I have a very limited knowledge and appreciation.
I wouldn't want to sit through an entire opera but some of the arias are exquisite. I love this video. It's funny (watch to the end), clever, features the glorious voice of Cecilia Bartoli, and has only one word. What more could anyone want?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcfroAYWC_8

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